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Tuesday 18 September 2018, 23:51 pm.
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Tue 18 Sep 2018, 23:51 pm
FRANCISTOWN: A Nyangabgwe Primary School teacher is in hot soup after he was arrested for allegedly being found in possession of elephant tusks.
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 23:33 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Two people, a man and a woman, were killed while two others were injured in a horrific car accident in the wee hours of Sunday near Masunga village.
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 14:31 pm
There has been an increase in diarrhea cases nationwide in the past few weeks where in the last week alone a total of 1, 776 cases were recorded making this year's outbre...
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 13:48 pm
As the final Korea Contemporary Dance World Festival came to an end, the feet of the many outweighed the feet of the few.
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17 September 2018
A 42-year-old Motswana man was reportedly recently arrested ...
17 September 2018
The Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) Chairperson,...
18 September 2018
South Africa's highest court has legalised the use of cannab...
17 September 2018
FRANCISTOWN: Debswana Diamond Company (DDC) on Friday announ...
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14 September 2018
Elsewhere in this edition, we report on an outrage towards t...

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Tue 18 Sep 2018, 23:51 pm
FRANCISTOWN: A Nyangabgwe Primary School teacher is in hot soup after he was arrested for allegedly being found in possession of elephant tusks.
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 23:33 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Two people, a man and a woman, were killed while two others were injured in a horrific car accident in the wee hours of Sunday near Masunga village.
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 14:31 pm
There has been an increase in diarrhea cases nationwide in the past few weeks where in the last week alone a total of 1, 776 cases were recorded making this year's outbre...
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12:32 pm
The South East District Council (SEDC) has expressed concern after learning that some youth in the district connived to defraud the Department of Youth.
Business
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 18:00 pm
Debswana’s mines are on track to hit a 23.8 million carat target for 2018, riding on positive global demand and lifting forecasts for the local economy beyond initial e...
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 12:38 pm
Buoyed by the political will vouched for by President Mokgweetsi Masisi at the just ended National Business Conference (NBC) at Adansonia Hotel here, conference delegates...
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 12:38 pm
Transport and Communications minister, Kitso Mokaila says while China has assured of its support for P12.4 billion in infrastructure loans, the final amount Botswana will...
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 12:38 pm
Government walked away with P1.1 billion in fresh borrowings from the market, after an August 31 auction of bonds and a treasury bill, characterised by strong demand from...
Sport
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 18:35 pm
Traditional sponsors have shunned this year's Gaborone Mayor's Marathon after last year's debacle where it took forever for athletes to receive their dues.
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 13:19 pm
The government balked at the P1.7 billion required budget to host the 2022 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), which saw Botswana fail to submit the necessary Letter of Guarantee ...
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 13:17 pm
Gaborone United (GU) and Mochudi Centre Chiefs left a mark when they clashed in a league decider at the Molepolole Sports Complex in May 2009.
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 13:17 pm
The Gaborone United (GU) elders’ committee has cleared former Botswana Football Association (BFA) chief executive officer, Judge Mookodi to stand for the club’s chair...
Lifestyle
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 13:48 pm
As the final Korea Contemporary Dance World Festival came to an end, the feet of the many outweighed the feet of the few.
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 13:48 pm
After initially announcing that there will be two contestants at this year’s Miss Botswana grand finale, a company engaged to restructure the pageant Development Advanc...
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 12:52 pm
While many dance groups in the country are taking their talent to the world stage, the latest is a Ramotswa-based ensemble called Morogo-Wa-Ngwana currently in South Kore...
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 12:52 pm
Keitiretse Mojoko, who is Miss Planet Botswana 2018-2019, will be representing the country at the Miss Planet International in Combodia, February next year.
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Opinion & Analysis
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 14:46 pm
The Botswana National Front (BNF) strongly condemns the uncouth, demeaning and abusive language allegedly used recently by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Basi...
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 12:43 pm
I have read with disappointment a Mmegi article titled "Suspended Masame allegedly defrauded BOPEU", which was published on August 31, 2019 edition.
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 12:23 pm
I was very pleased to read in your Friday August 31 edition about Botswana Railways’ intention to build a railway line from Mosetse to Kazungula. This was one of my ide...
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 12:20 pm
Recently Duma FM carried a series of interviews with key Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) players in an attempt to understand the source of the current impasse.
Features
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 13:35 pm
The Botswana government’s strategy when dealing with the elephant poaching crisis sparked by Elephants Without Borders (EWB) director, Dr Mike Chase, appears to have be...
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 13:25 pm
With the memories of the disastrous 2015/16 season fresh in their minds, farmers around the country had their worst fears confirmed recently with the announcement that El...
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 13:25 pm
While the 2017/18 cropping season produced a 78% cereal deficit, things are about to get a lot worse for local farmers and the communities dependent on agriculture. A nas...
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 13:24 pm
While Matsiloje and other villages in its periphery are still smarting from the effects of the closure of a mine within their environs a few years back, the twin tragedie...
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Fri 17 Aug 2018, 13:12 pm
The High Court heard yesterday that Andrew Motsamai authorised a P2 million liability contract that bound Babereki Investments, the Botswana Public Employees’ Union (BO...
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 13:10 pm
Botswana Public Employees’ Union (BOPEU) was successful on Tuesday before Justice Abednico Tafa in Lobatse in their bid to recover some P381, 144.11 with interest from ...
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 13:40 pm
The urgent Court case involving BOPEU’s two warring parties which was scheduled for the High Court in Lobatse on Friday last week has been moved to August 9, after ...
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 13:40 pm
A court application by renegade BOPEU NEC members seeking a Court order to confirm the toppling of president Masego Mogwera and her National Office Bearers is in shaky gr...
World
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 13:00 pm
South Africa's highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places.
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 12:30 pm
Tens of thousands of homes are without power and sea water is sloshing through coastal streets as Hurricane Florence begins lashing the US East Coast.
Tue 11 Sep 2018, 13:38 pm
Tanzania's President John Magufuli has urged women to stop taking birth control pills, saying the country needs more people.
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 15:33 pm
President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organization (WTO), claiming it treats his country unfairly.
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1 USD = Pula   9.7656
1 GBP = Pula   13.4590
1 EUR = Pula   11.9617
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