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Former Botswana intelligence head arrested on charges of corruption

JOHANNESBURG, January 17  – Former Botswana Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS), Isaac Kgosi, has been arrested and is facing charges related to corruption, the African Daily Voice reported. Kgosi was arrested on allegations of tax evasion at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport on Wednesday upon his arrival from Dubai. The arrest […]

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Botswana government departments challenged to improve transparency

JOHANNESBURG, July 11  – Botswana’s government departments have been challenged to improve transparency in dealings with the private sector through clear tender documents, Xinhau news agency reported. “We need to avoid conflict of interest and undue influence and act ethically and professionally at all times,” said Bridget Poppy John, executive chairperson of Public Procurement and […]

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Barclays Africa to continue under old name in nine African countries

JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (ANA) – Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL) said on Tuesday that its Barclays-branded banks in nine African countries will continue to trade under the same name even after the group name changes to Absa in July. Barclays Africa’s shareholders on Tuesday, approved that the group changes its name to Absa Group Limited as part of […]

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Ramaphosa congratulates Botswana President Masisi on his inauguration

PRETORIA, April 2 – President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the government and people of South Africa, congratulated recently elected Botswana President Mokgweetsi EK Masisi on his inauguration, the international relations and co-operation department said on Sunday. “President Ramaphosa extended his best wishes to President Masisi following his swearing in as president on 1st […]