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Mmegi reporters from various areas around the country report of high turnout of voters at many polling stations this morning.
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 17:09 pm
Botswana Congress Party Leader Dumelang Saleshando’s character like any other presidential candidate is under high magnification. Mmegi Staff Writer NTIBINYANE NTIBINYANE...
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 15:41 pm
At least one of the four units at Morupule B power plant sputtered back to life this week, a development that partially reduces the country’s electricity imports. All fou...
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 15:23 pm
Albert Lekgaba’s caricatures, Mathew Biorn’s immaculate large frame traditional Tswana mass choir and Velias Ndaba’s landscape piece are the main attraction at the Big F...
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Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) leader Ian Khama has been de...
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Fri 24 Oct 2014, 13:00 pm
Mmegi reporters from various areas around the country report of high turnout of voters at many polling stations this morning.
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 17:09 pm
Botswana Congress Party Leader Dumelang Saleshando’s character like any other presidential candidate is under high magnification. Mmegi Staff Writer NTIBINYANE NTIBINYANE...
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:37 pm
Politics is a numbers’ game. The party that wins an election is the one that manages to energise its base to go out and vote in numbers. According to the Independent Elec...
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:38 pm
The outcome of the general elections to be held tomorrow will not be substantially different from that of the last three general elections, writes TITUS MBUYA, whoa has c...
Business
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 15:41 pm
At least one of the four units at Morupule B power plant sputtered back to life this week, a development that partially reduces the country’s electricity imports. All fou...
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 15:41 pm
SELEBI-PHIKWE: BCL general manager Daniel Mahupela says the P3.1 billion acquisition of Tati Nickel Mining Company(TNMC) and Nkomati Mines will not be funded by governm...
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 15:34 pm
Experts have ascertained that now is the best time to invest in property. This is due to the prevailing low interest rates regime, which give borrowers an opportunity to ...
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 15:37 pm
A new government funded housing scheme is in the offing, targeting workers who do not qualify for mortgages, according to Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC).
Sport
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:21 pm
The general elections take place when Batswana troop to different polling stations to cast the ballot.
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 15:54 pm
Paralympic Association of Botswana (PASSOBO) faces a mammoth task of securing sponsorship for the 2014 edition of the paralympic games scheduled for December.
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 15:54 pm
FRANCISTOWN: After his side narrowly lost 43-44 to Francistown Flames at the weekend, BDF V coach, Thabo Sedumedi is an agitated man. When the umpire blew the final whist...
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 15:55 pm
PALAPYE: Morupule Coal Mine will this weekend hold its fifth Annual Charity Cycle Challenge, which according to the organisation’s communication officer, Tebogo Moloto, i...
Lifestyle
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 15:23 pm
Albert Lekgaba’s caricatures, Mathew Biorn’s immaculate large frame traditional Tswana mass choir and Velias Ndaba’s landscape piece are the main attraction at the Big F...
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 15:23 pm
The All Star Comedy Tour is bringing non-stop laughter to towns around the country with some of Botswana’s acclaimed stand-up comedians introducing upcoming ones.
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 15:20 pm
Reviewed by Bakang Israel Movie: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi Age limit: 13 Release Date: October 17, 2014 Director: Jo...
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 15:19 pm
An Australia-based Motswana author, Nsununguli Mbo, who is on vacation here, has said that publishing his works overseas has afforded him the chance to print good quality...
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Opinion & Analysis
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:29 pm
Yesterday, like most of my fellow countrymen in the diaspora I selfishly embraced my opportunity to vote—to my enduring shame, it was a first for an ageing me, having ign...
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:29 pm
My country’s opposition parties hype- of doing well in the general elections against proven track record of Domkrag’s history of rigging elections, and now with the help ...
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:33 pm
This week we see exactly why James the Just and John [of Pathmos] were definite Gnostics.
Tue 21 Oct 2014, 17:22 pm
I grew up as a teenager in the 80’s, something I often refer to as a decade of music. One of the most fascinating songs of this era is by Isaac Hayes; I stand Accused.
Features
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:48 pm
As the country goes to the ballot tomorrow, Mmegi Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI, uses the opportunity to trace the economy’s progress in the years since the last election
Fri 17 Oct 2014, 15:13 pm
As one drives through the pristine roads of Gaborone, modern malls and complexes flash by on each side, a testament to the Diamond Miracle the country has enjoyed since t...
Fri 17 Oct 2014, 15:13 pm
What is poverty? What does poverty look like? Who is poor and who is not? What are the poor people’s thoughts about poverty? What can be done to end poverty in our lifeti...
Fri 17 Oct 2014, 15:12 pm
From Independence as a “Least Developed Country” with 550,000 people and a per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of about US$70, Botswana evolved into a healthy modern,...
World
Mon 13 Oct 2014, 23:00 pm
The Ebola epidemic threatens the "very survival" of societies and could lead to failed states, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.
Thu 25 Sep 2014, 09:00 am
The Ebola outbreak threatens to become a political crisis that could unravel years of effort to stabilise West Africa, a think tank has warned.
Wed 17 Sep 2014, 10:23 am
South African President Jacob Zuma announced Tuesday that 67 South Africans died in a building collapse in Nigeria's financial capital Lagos.
Sat 13 Sep 2014, 14:11 pm
The parents of Reeva Steenkamp say "justice was not served" after South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was acquitted of murdering their daughter.
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Thursday, 23 Oct 2014
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PULA / FOREIGN
1 USD = Pula   9.1408
1 GBP = Pula   14.6843
1 EUR = Pula   11.5607
1 YEN = Pula   0.0853
1 ZAR = Pula   0.8306
1 Pula = USD   0.1094
1 Pula = GBP   0.0681
1 Pula = EUR   0.0865
1 Pula = YEN   11.73
1 Pula = ZAR   1.2039
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