New FIA director want to keep Botswana out of ‘Blacklists’

The new broom at the Financial Intelligence Agency (FIA) – Bophelokgale Soko has shared her roadmap which includes ensuring that Botswana does not get back to blacklists. FIA is responsible for requesting, receiving, analyzing and disseminating financial information to relevant authorities with the aim of strengthening efforts of national and…

Covid-19 stalls childhood vaccinations

Botswana has lost ground in the campaign to inoculate children against vaccine‐preventable diseases (VPD), following the Covid-19 pandemic – the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed. Based on country and individual-reported sources obtained during the pandemic period, the health agency notes that these disruptions will be “will be felt for…

Stealth taxes are making matters worse for struggling households

Botswana government, especially the President and also the Minister of Finance cannot forever ignore clear signs that the country is in the jaws of an ever deteriorating cost of living crisis. The pressure is on. And the sooner they act on it, the better for everyone. We are sorry to…

The battle against Climate change continues

An article from ‘The Conversation-academic riguar…’ posits that “Many people still think of climate change as a phenomenon that we will only face in the distant future. Perhaps that’s partly because climate change projections about rising temperatures and extreme weather events are tied to future dates: 2030, 2050, or 2100,…

Organs of state at war with each other

The Director of Directorate of Intelligence Services Peter Magosi has admitted having a tortured relationship with the Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crime over some matters classified as threats to national security. Magosi was under pressure from opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) who wanted answers regardless of a sub-judice rule…

CAF league: A tall order for Botswana women football clubs

The participation of Botswana Women’s football clubs at the inaugural CAF Women’s club championship League is in doubt. Almost all of the local women football teams are said to find the requirements to participate very demanding as most of them do not have what is needed to meet the criterion.…