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Mon 30 May 2016, 11:29 am
It is with great sadness that last night just after 9pm, I was informed of a fatal accident involving personnel transport underground at the BCL mine carrying ten (10) em...
Fri 27 May 2016, 18:00 pm
The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) has frozen the trading of over 750 million shares, which have not been converted from paper securities certificates to electronic form u...
Fri 27 May 2016, 18:00 pm
The opposition cooperation talks might take a while to kick-start, as the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) is yet to vet negotiators, Staff Writer TSAONE BASIMANEBOTL...
Fri 27 May 2016, 11:15 am
Barack Obama has arrived in Hiroshima to become the first serving US president to visit the Japanese city since the 1945 nuclear bombing.
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It is with great sadness that last night just after 9pm, I w...
30 May 2016
The video features cameos from the producer of the track(Juz...
30 May 2016
In the animal kingdom, it is a widely accepted norm that for...
30 May 2016
Perhaps you also read it and were similarly incredulous. I a...
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27 May 2016
On Wednesday, May 25, we celebrated Africa Day – the day the...

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Mon 30 May 2016, 11:29 am
It is with great sadness that last night just after 9pm, I was informed of a fatal accident involving personnel transport underground at the BCL mine carrying ten (10) em...
Fri 27 May 2016, 18:00 pm
The opposition cooperation talks might take a while to kick-start, as the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) is yet to vet negotiators, Staff Writer TSAONE BASIMANEBOTL...
Fri 27 May 2016, 10:58 am
MAUN: Experts have warned that the ensuing standoff between government and communities within proximity of wildlife areas over natural resource utilisation may fuel poach...
Fri 27 May 2016, 10:56 am
The Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) is a troubled political formation, something its vice president Wynter Mmolotsi has admitted to. Mmolotsi said the differences w...
Business
Fri 27 May 2016, 18:00 pm
The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) has frozen the trading of over 750 million shares, which have not been converted from paper securities certificates to electronic form u...
Fri 27 May 2016, 10:17 am
Which way will the central bank go? Staff Writer BRIAN BENZA explores the likelihood of the central bank further cutting the benchmark bank rate in the next meeting of t...
Fri 27 May 2016, 10:15 am
FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Building Society (BBS) aims to list on the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) once it transforms into a fully-fledged commercial bank.
Fri 27 May 2016, 10:11 am
The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry says it is committed to building a successful export strategy to improve the country’s competitiveness on the global stage.
Sport
Fri 27 May 2016, 10:57 am
Jose Mourinho has been officially confirmed as Manchester United manager and has signed a three-year contract.
Fri 27 May 2016, 09:51 am
The Botswana National Sport Commission’s (BNSC) intervention saw Zebras players return to training yesterday after the recent boycotts over unpaid allowances. The players...
Fri 27 May 2016, 09:49 am
Zebras’ preparations for their crucial encounter against Uganda suffered a further blow yesterday when a scheduled friendly match with Malawi on Sunday was scrapped.
Fri 27 May 2016, 09:47 am
FRANCISTOWN: Orapa United marksman, Thabang Sesinyi’s career was headed for the dustbin before the Ostriches threw the ‘golden boy’ a lifeline and he led the team to its ...
Lifestyle
Fri 27 May 2016, 10:22 am
It could easily be passed by as some ordinary large clay pot, but this particular receptacle has a rich historical significance (well, at least to its custodians). The p...
Fri 27 May 2016, 10:20 am
As people raise concern about the possibility of Setswana culture dying, young Edwin Moroka is doing his part to make sure that poetry is carried from generation to gener...
Fri 27 May 2016, 10:19 am
While culture is slowly dying away in many tribes across Southern Africa, dedicated young people from a tribe in Namibia have decided to preserve their culture and herita...
Thu 26 May 2016, 18:00 pm
BOT50 has dismissed allegations claiming that they would bring American Pop sensation, Usher to Botswana as part of the 50 years anniversary celebrations in September.
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Tue 24 May 2016, 10:55 am
President Ian Khama will undertake a three-day State Visit to the Republic of Mozambique from May 23-25, 2015, at the invitation of his counterpart the President of the R...
Wed 18 May 2016, 15:49 pm
Botswana Land Boards, Local Authorities and Health Workers Union (BLLAWHWU) when it was called Botswana Unified Local Government Service Association (BULGSA) used to stan...
Tue 17 May 2016, 15:18 pm
The #Ishallnotforget movement was formed last week in response to the revelations of allegations of sexual abuse leading to pregnancy of a 16-year-old schoolgirl in Sebin...
Tue 17 May 2016, 15:06 pm
The Law Society of Botswana (LSB) recently learnt with shock and horror of the alleged sexual abuse of a 16-year-old schoolgirl. The allegations and the manner in which t...
Features
Fri 27 May 2016, 10:32 am
Mmegi Staff Writer, MPHO MOKWAPE, spent the last three years following the case of Patrick ‘Raselepe’ Gabaakanye, a notorious rapist and murderer executed at Gaborone Cen...
Fri 27 May 2016, 10:31 am
His family vows that Patrick Gabaakanye was a good, obedient child who went wrong. Villagers in Kweneng know him as ‘Raselepe’, the terror who axed his way through a dec...
Fri 27 May 2016, 10:30 am
In just hours, thousands of Batswana rose in response to what was initially referred to as ‘Sebina-Gate’ to a snowballing Facebook movement breaking the silence on child ...
Fri 27 May 2016, 10:05 am
On a recent private trip to England, BOTSALO NTUANE viewed the sights, heard the sounds and joined his new favourite team Leicester City as they celebrated the most impr...
World
Fri 27 May 2016, 11:15 am
Barack Obama has arrived in Hiroshima to become the first serving US president to visit the Japanese city since the 1945 nuclear bombing.
Fri 20 May 2016, 14:37 pm
A city in India's Rajasthan state has broken the country's temperature records after registering 51C, the highest since records began, the weather office says.
Thu 19 May 2016, 14:38 pm
An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo made two sharp turns before plunging into the Mediterranean Sea, Greece's defence minister says.
Wed 18 May 2016, 15:07 pm
One of the missing Chibok girls has been found in Nigeria, activists say, the first to be rescued since their capture two years ago.
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Wed 25 May 2016, 17:39 pm
Baithuti ba basetsana ba lefatshe la Botswana ba tshwana fela le mamphorwana maatlhamela babolai. Ga ba a sireletsega gotlhelele ka e a re fela ba bona banna, bogolo jang...
Wed 25 May 2016, 17:37 pm
Banna bangwe ba ba rweleng maemo le maikarabelo mo setshabeng ba itirile dilalome ka ba tsweletse ka go sotlaka bana ba basetsana le go ba dirisa botlhaswa mo thobalanong...
Wed 25 May 2016, 17:37 pm
Mopalamente wa Francistown Bophirima, Ignatius Moswaane, o ne a botsa dipotso tse di kanang ka thapo tsa leselo mabapi le dithata tsa ofisi ya ga mosireletsi. Moswaane o ...
Wed 25 May 2016, 17:35 pm
Mopalamente wa Tati Botlhaba, Samson Guma Moyo, o tlhaloseditse bakwaledi le baokamedi ba maphata gore ba tshwanetse ba bo ba le mo seemong sa go tlhalosa le go buisa dip...
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We March On #WeShallNotForget
#IShallNotForget activists in a celebratory mood after the High Court ruling in their favour. The activists were denied a protest march against child and women abuse.
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Pula - Steez featuring King Tux
The video features cameos from the producer of the track(Juz Beatz), former Miss Botswana (Sumaiyah Marope), Yarona FM presenter (Tshephi S) and a popular traditional praise poet (Tsiki Tsiki Ke A Gotela).The single features Tumelo Johwa (King Tux) and it was produced by Amantle Gababotse (Juz Beatz)
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