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Fri 26 Aug 2016, 15:44 pm
Police in Zimbabwe have fired tear gas and water cannon at opposition supporters who had gathered for a protest march in the capital, Harare.
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 14:48 pm
Team Botswana physiotherapist, Clement Gaothuse yesterday made a startling revelation that Baboloki Thebe has been injured for more than a year.
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 14:44 pm
The 2016-2017 season kicks off on September 9 following a dubious end to the last campaign. In this three-part series, Mmegi Sport Staff Writer, BOITUMELO KHUTSAFALO take...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 14:42 pm
The Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture, Thapelo Olopeng has condemned those who had criticised the performance of the Botswana team at the Rio Olympics after returning ...
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Thu 25 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
Basarwa in Nata are enraged after Bangwato regent, Kgosi Sediegeng Kgamane ignored their plea to appoint a person from the San community to fill the vacancy of tribal lea...
Thu 25 Aug 2016, 15:26 pm
Botswana referees, Joshua Bondo and Oamogetse Godisamang suffered a setback when they lost valuable possessions to thieves following a break-in at their hotel.
Thu 25 Aug 2016, 15:21 pm
FRANCISTOWN: At least two activists have reportedly declared their desire to challenge for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primaries at Kalakamati ward. The ward beca...
Thu 25 Aug 2016, 15:21 pm
Gaborone City councillors have resolved to partner with property developers as a way of trying to address the issue of high rentals in the city, Mmegi has learnt. The res...
Business
Thu 25 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
Standard Chartered Bank Botswana has recorded marginal three percent year-on-year growth on its balance sheet despite operating in a ‘challenging trading environment’. In...
Thu 25 Aug 2016, 14:44 pm
MAUN: Localisation of top positions in the tourism sector is still a daunting task, industry workers told the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Edwin Batshu at a meeti...
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
Retail chain, Sefalana Group, has expressed discontent at the Competition Authority’s (CA) decision to approve the acquisition of Warbler Holdings by Choppies chief execu...
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 14:37 pm
The country’s sole gold miner, Galane Gold bounced back to profitability in the six months ended June 2016 as production picked up at Mupane Gold Mine.
Sport
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 14:48 pm
Team Botswana physiotherapist, Clement Gaothuse yesterday made a startling revelation that Baboloki Thebe has been injured for more than a year.
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 14:44 pm
The 2016-2017 season kicks off on September 9 following a dubious end to the last campaign. In this three-part series, Mmegi Sport Staff Writer, BOITUMELO KHUTSAFALO take...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 14:42 pm
The Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture, Thapelo Olopeng has condemned those who had criticised the performance of the Botswana team at the Rio Olympics after returning ...
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 14:38 pm
Botswana’s best two runs in Rio were insufficient to land the country’s second Olympic medal after Karabo Sibanda and the 4x400m relay team could only finish fifth in the...
Lifestyle
Thu 25 Aug 2016, 14:43 pm
The sixth installment of the Christianity inspired beauty contest Queen Esther Beauty pageant will be held at Maitisong Theatre this Saturday.
Thu 25 Aug 2016, 14:40 pm
Local kwaito sensation Odirile ‘Vee’ Sento is aiming to reach triple platinum with his latest offering. After posting his newly-signed contract on social media, Vee confi...
Thu 25 Aug 2016, 14:40 pm
Local and South African Motswako veterans are set to headline the upcoming Gabs meets Bokone Bophirima scheduled for tomorrow night at the cosmopolitan Chez Nicolas.
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
Last year after she took the fourth position at the Miss Universal Petite International in Miami, One Mariri hinted that she will quit since she had achieved her childhoo...
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Thu 25 Aug 2016, 14:49 pm
It is now 36 years and 24 years, respectively, since the establishment of the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) and its successor, the Southern...
Thu 25 Aug 2016, 14:49 pm
The formation of the new union, Botswana Progressive Union hereinafter referred to as BOPU has come at a time when workers in the entire public service have lost confide...
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 14:49 pm
On the 8th August 2016, a group of young Batswana assembled at the foyer of the National Assembly of the Republic of Botswana. About three weeks earlier, a Motswana male ...
Tue 16 Aug 2016, 15:44 pm
The University of Botswana (UB), Faculty of Business will this Thursday hold a Press Conference at the President Hotel from 2pm-4pm. The main objective of the conference...
Features
Tue 23 Aug 2016, 16:01 pm
More than a century ago, on June 1, 1914, a small village of Kumakwane, in the south west of Kweneng district witnessed the birth of Kemmonye Angelinah Mobita, a being wh...
Fri 19 Aug 2016, 15:23 pm
The story of the Three Chiefs is known by all and standard fare among Batswana, right? In 1895, Khama III, Sebele I and Bathoen I travelled to Great Britain to ask Josep...
Fri 19 Aug 2016, 15:21 pm
Staff Writer, TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE joined British ambassador, Katherine Ransome’s quest to visit the successors of the Three Chiefs, during the Molepolole leg. She repor...
Fri 19 Aug 2016, 15:16 pm
Amidst the substantial preparations towards Botswana’s Golden Jubilee, cities, towns and villages are aggressively preparing for the celebrations and each tell their own ...
World
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 15:44 pm
Police in Zimbabwe have fired tear gas and water cannon at opposition supporters who had gathered for a protest march in the capital, Harare.
Fri 26 Aug 2016, 09:33 am
A Nigerian man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari and painted the name on both sides of the dog was arrested for breach of the peace.
Mon 22 Aug 2016, 13:21 pm
An Islamist militant has admitted destroying cultural sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first trial of its kind at the International Criminal Court.
Thu 11 Aug 2016, 18:50 pm
Zambians have been voting in presidential and parliamentary elections following campaigning marred by clashes between rival supporters.
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Wed 24 Aug 2016, 17:27 pm
Lebutswapele la dipolotiki tsa Botswana la phathi ya Domkraga(BDP), Patrick Balopi, a re maloko a yone ba tshwanetse go tsaya maikarabelo a go e nonotsha le go ema boetel...
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 15:30 pm
Dikgang tsa tshimolodiso ya madirelo a koloi ya HINO kwa Maun di monate ele ruri. Tshimolodiso ya madirelo a e raya di le mmalwa jaaka go direla Batawana le Batswana ka k...
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 15:29 pm
O na le leruo ka ntlha ya lentswe le le monate. O kile a opelela dikgosi tsa Gammangwato mme a lebogwa ka go tshwara ka diatla tsa segosi
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 15:28 pm
MAUN: E ne e re bogologolo fa basimane ba tshameka ka dikolotsana tsa diwaere le maotwana a dikoloi, ba bale mefuta ya tsone le go di boka bare bo J5, Land Cruiser, Chevr...
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Starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl); and directed by Amma Asante (Belle), A UNITED KINGDOM tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the king of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker that he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in ...
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