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Wed 17 Jan 2018, 23:00 pm
North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single "unified Korea" flag at next month's Winter Olympics in the South.
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 13:00 pm
FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Police Service (BPS) through the Diamond and Narcotics Squad (DNS) arrested two men suspected of dealing in drugs at Area W location last Friday...
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 13:00 pm
Festus Mogae's tattered peace deal in South Sudan
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 13:00 pm
Gaborone West Police station commander, Howard Modo said they received a call today at around 6am informing them of the discovery of a dead man on the roadside near Molap...
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17 January 2018
FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Police Service (BPS) through the D...
16 January 2018
The Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs,...
15 January 2018
It is almost two months since Cecilia July’s body was discov...
17 January 2018
Hamptons Jazz Festival headliners, Billy Ocean and Salif Kei...
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12 January 2018
Before the discovery of diamonds, farmers were regarded as t...

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Wed 17 Jan 2018, 13:00 pm
FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Police Service (BPS) through the Diamond and Narcotics Squad (DNS) arrested two men suspected of dealing in drugs at Area W location last Friday...
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 13:00 pm
Gaborone West Police station commander, Howard Modo said they received a call today at around 6am informing them of the discovery of a dead man on the roadside near Molap...
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 18:00 pm
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) National Youth Executive Committee (NYEC) chairperson, Simon Moabi has confirmed the suspension of six NYEC members for two years.
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 13:00 pm
FRANCISTOWN: The untimely death of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Mochudi East Isaac Davids is likely to complicate things for the ruli...
Business
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 13:00 pm
Inflation rose to 3.2 percent in December, from 2.9 percent in November, driven by increases in the prices of transport, housing, alcoholic beverages and others.
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 18:00 pm
Telecommunication regulators are scrambling to implement a directive by regional ministers for the reduction of mobile roaming costs by 66%, BusinessWeek has learnt.
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 17:28 pm
The World Bank expects Botswana’s economy to grow by 4.7% this year, an upgrade from the bank’s previous forecast of 4.2% issued in June last year.
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 16:04 pm
Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI, picks a few items to keep a look out for this year
Sport
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 13:00 pm
Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) has confirmed that Lydia Jele tested positive to a banned substance and will remain suspended from athletes until a ruling is m...
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 13:00 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Former Township Rollers and Orapa United midfielder Lovemore Murwira has signed for Sua Flamingoes on a short-term deal.
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 18:13 pm
It came from the least expected of sources, as Miscellaneous became the first team to inflict defeat on runaway log leaders, Township Rollers on Sunday, winning 3-1 in Lo...
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 16:00 pm
Veteran striker, Jerome ‘JJ’ Ramatlhakwana has made a shock exit from defending champions, Township Rollers due to what the club described as an internal matter.
Lifestyle
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 06:00 am
Hamptons Jazz Festival headliners, Billy Ocean and Salif Keita, have promised an exciting performance to their fans as the upcoming jazz festival approaches.
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 13:00 pm
With spoken word lovers decrying the limited number of poetry sessions hosted in the capital city, Gilbert’s House has introduced a new event dubbed Wordness Café.
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 13:00 pm
Local poetess Mmakgosi Tau’s new single, Popcorns is making waves on radio.
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 06:00 am
After starting the Botswana folk guitar workshop tour in 2016 and continuing with it last year Robete hitmakers, Sereetsi & The Natives will wrap up the project this year...
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Opinion & Analysis
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 12:59 pm
A vibrant Botswana National Front (BNF) Central Committee (CC) emerged from a successful two -day strategic retreat held on the 13th and 14th January 2018, in Gaborone, v...
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 13:00 pm
Messages of condolence to Isaac Davids
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 17:11 pm
The Botswana National Front (BNF) is extremely concerned by the current poor state of the education system across all the sectors – primary, secondary and tertiary.
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 17:57 pm
Last Thursday, the University of Botswana in conjunction with the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime, held a symposium under the theme, ‘United against corrupti...
Features
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 17:03 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Taxi drivers in Botswana play a vital role, which needs no emphasis although to some people they are just a bunch of bad drivers who have no manners.
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 15:59 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Dusk till dawn, the ground of the Francistown bus rank endures a rout by both people and vehicles.
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 15:43 pm
Slithering unseen in the summer heat of Gaborone are six highly venomous snakes that are associated with human fatalities. Encounters between residents and this top six ...
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 13:20 pm
It was a topsy-turvy year all round, from the refilling of Gaborone Dam, to the ‘o tla imentioner’ craziness. Mmegi Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI counts down the year’s Wh...
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Mon 18 Dec 2017, 22:41 pm
Ambitious Pan African construction and engineering juggernauts, Khato Civils and South Zambezi put on an expo of their own to selected stakeholders and potential clients...
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 15:53 pm
It has not always been rosy for multi billion construction and engineering trailblazers, Khato Civils and South Zambezi.
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 16:07 pm
Seven thousand fresh oysters from Eastern Cape, South Africa and more than 10 wine estates will be the toast of this weekend’s two days of oysters and wine pairing and fo...
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 15:22 pm
Hot on the heels of their recent famous victory in Botswana courts that released all Khato Civils frozen millions of Pula and cleared the company's executive chairman Sim...
World
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 23:00 pm
North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single "unified Korea" flag at next month's Winter Olympics in the South.
Tue 16 Jan 2018, 12:59 pm
A California couple have been arrested after police found their 13 children allegedly held captive at home, some "shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks".
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 10:00 am
US President Donald Trump has reportedly lashed out at immigrants in a foul-mouthed Oval Office outburst.
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 15:42 pm
The president of Angola, João Lourenço, has sacked the son of his predecessor José Eduardo dos Santos as head of the country's sovereign wealth fund.
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Wed 13 Dec 2017, 17:27 pm
Mothusa mookamela Sepodise sa Botswana, e bile ele mookamela lephata la kanamiso mafoko la Sepodisi sa Botswana, Dipheko Motube a re fela jaaka setshidi se gotweng Selant...
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 17:12 pm
Re ikgata motlhala re re, maloba re ne ra bua ka lefoko ‘metlhale.’
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 16:10 pm
Re dumalana le mookamela lekalana la kanamaiso mafoko la sepodisi sa Botswana go re, Batswana ba setse ba anyile thuto e ntsi ka melao le kobamelo ya matshwao a tsela.
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 16:02 pm
Palamente ya lefatshe leno e satswa go bolelelwa gore sengwe sa dikole tsa Regent se ntse se thapile barutabana ba batswakwa bale bararo ba sena diteseletso tsa go bereka...
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Isaac Davids: Murder accused appear in court
The two farm hands, Zimbabwean Jabulani Dube, 31, and 32-year-old Mokgalemi Maleya from Ramotswa accused of the murder of Mochudi East MP, Isaac Davids appeared for mention at Molepolole Magistrate’s Court this morning.
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Mapantsula Parade at Ramotswa
Mapantsula from across the country came together in Ramotswa last weekend. They paraded on the streets and entertained crowds with their dances.
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