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Zimbabweans Poorest, Survey Finds, But Who’s the Wealthiest?

Zimbabweans Poorest, Survey Finds, But Who’s the Wealthiest?

NAMIBIANS are the third wealthiest people in Africa, according to an April 2017 report by Mauritius’ AfrAsia Bank and Johannesburg-based market research firm New World Wealth. According to the report, the average wealth of a person living in Namibia (wealth per capita) was US$10 800 (about N$142 500) in 2016, up from US$10 200 (about […]

Botswana Most Attractive Investment Destination in Africa

Botswana Most Attractive Investment Destination in Africa

Botswana is the most attractive economy for investments flowing into the African continent, according to the latest Africa Investment Index 2016 by Quantum Global’s independent research arm, Quantum Global Research Lab. According to the Index, Botswana scores highly based on a range of factors that include improved credit rating, current account ratio, import cover and […]

Respect My VP! President Ian Khama Warns Brother Tshekedi Khama

Respect My VP! President Ian Khama Warns Brother Tshekedi Khama

President Ian Khama is said to have finally reigned over his younger brother Tshekedi Khama, demanding that he stops his negative public utterances against Government and Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi. Recently, President Khama is said to have called a family meeting at Ruretse farm in the outskirts of Gaborone where he is said to have […]

George W. Bush Praises Botswana for HIV/Aids Fight

George W. Bush Praises Botswana for HIV/Aids Fight

Former US President, Mr George W. Bush has applauded Botswana for being a leader in helping its people deal with HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer. Mr Bush said this Monday during his visit to Botswana with his wife, Ms Laura Bush. Mr and Ms Bush paid a courtesy visit to President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama […]

Opposition Question President Khama’s Exit Package

Opposition Question President Khama’s Exit Package

The passing of the Presidents (Pension and Retirement Benefits Amendment Bill No 22 of 2016) on Thursday night has caused controversy, with opposition MPs questioning the rationale behind the package. The Bill seeks to allow former presidents to be provided with any mode of government transport for whatever reason as long as the incumbent President […]

Botswana MPs walk out in salary debate protest

Botswana MPs walk out in salary debate protest

The issue arose last Friday after MPs failed to form a quorum protesting that their salaries and allowance Bill was not discussed rather they were used to pass President’s pensions and retirement benefits. The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) MPs backbench did not leave any stone unturned, as they were the ones demanding to know why […]

University of Botswana Prpfessor Yanev’s Research Generates Global Interest

University of Botswana Prpfessor Yanev’s Research Generates Global Interest

A journal article titled Design and Analysis of a Robust Accurate Speed Control System by Applying a Digital Compensator, published by Associate Professor in Control and Instrumentation Engineering in the Department Electrical Engineering in 2016 continues to draw huge global interest. Professor Kamen Yanev published his article in a high profile USA journal of Automatic […]

Botswana rocked by strongest EVER 6.8 earthquake sending tremors across Southern Africa

Botswana rocked by strongest EVER 6.8 earthquake sending tremors across Southern Africa

BOTSWANA has been rocked by what appears to be its strongest ever earthquake – just hours after South Africa was also struck. This afternoon’s earthquake has measured 6.8 on the Richter scale – a rare strong quake for Africa. It is unknown whether much damage has been caused by the quake, which occurred at around 5.40pm […]

Botswana Licence Selling Probe Nets 29 Buyers

Botswana Licence Selling Probe Nets 29 Buyers

Combined efforts of the Department of Road Transport and Safety (DRTS) and Botswana Police has led to 29 individuals being questioned by the police for allegedly buying drivers’ licences. This comes a few days after five examiners were arrested for allegedly selling drivers’ licences. Last week The Monitor sister newspaper, Mmegi reported that five examiners […]

Lame – a Revelation of What Botswana Is Yet to Offer

Lame – a Revelation of What Botswana Is Yet to Offer

We live in a world where sport is as much important as academics, especially for people with a talent and passion for different sport codes. Lame Nare a 15-year-old, is about to become more than just a household name as a middle and long distance runner. She specialises in 800 metres, 3000 metres, 10km race, […]

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