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Tue 26 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
The U.S government finance institution has channelled a $125 million (P1.35bn) loan into Barclays Bank of Botswana to help develop Botswana’s diamond industry.
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
Former Tanzania president, Jakaya Kikwete, has reportedly joined the race for the chairmanship of the African Union Commission, in a move that splits SADC and complicates...
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
Botswana artist, Veronica Kgalalelo Brooks known as Diva Vebrok, has said the spiritual doctor from Ghana, Nana Kwaku Bonsam will remain her lover and she is happy that h...
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 16:16 pm
An increase in rubella cases has prompted the Ministry of Health to launch a combined Measles Rubella (MR) vaccine campaign targeting over 700,000 children aged between n...
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26 July 2016
Botswana Football Association (BFA) chief executive officer,...
26 July 2016
PALAPYE: Letlhakane police are investigating a case in which...
26 July 2016
Botswana artist, Veronica Kgalalelo Brooks known as Diva Veb...
26 July 2016
FRANCISTOWN: A notorious robbery convict, who was sentenced ...
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26 July 2016
In a June 2014 editorial, during the voter registration tran...

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Tue 26 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
Former Tanzania president, Jakaya Kikwete, has reportedly joined the race for the chairmanship of the African Union Commission, in a move that splits SADC and complicates...
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 16:16 pm
An increase in rubella cases has prompted the Ministry of Health to launch a combined Measles Rubella (MR) vaccine campaign targeting over 700,000 children aged between n...
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 16:16 pm
The Botswana National Front (BNF) is planning to hold a congress before the end of the year to make amendments to their constitution.
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 16:08 pm
FRANCISTOWN: A notorious robbery convict, who was sentenced to 10 years in jail three months back, has told the court that he is “thirsty for trial” when appearing for a ...
Business
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
The U.S government finance institution has channelled a $125 million (P1.35bn) loan into Barclays Bank of Botswana to help develop Botswana’s diamond industry.
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 15:44 pm
SEROWE: Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) chief executive officer, Thabo Thamane has called for more women participation in agribusiness in order to boost...
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 15:44 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Barclays Bank of Botswana recently launched a card-less cash deposit service at the Francistown main branch in an effort to enhance its Automated Teller Mach...
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
The cash-strapped BCL Mine, whose fortunes have been on a free fall due to the incessantly falling global metal prices, has dismissed recent reports that Cabinet has endo...
Sport
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 15:20 pm
As has become the norm over the years, athletics popped up at a crucial stage with a refreshing moment just when the sport fraternity was again left with a sour taste fol...
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 15:14 pm
Botswana Football Association (BFA) chief executive officer, Kitso Kemoeng has said the issue of an aborted play-off between Township Rollers and Mochudi Centre Chiefs wi...
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 15:14 pm
The Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) will prioritise the establishment of a Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) secretariat in order to optimise performance.
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 15:14 pm
Botswana’s Under-19 side picked their first win at the ongoing junior men’s World Softball Championship in Michigan, United States of America (USA) after beating Denmark ...
Lifestyle
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
Botswana artist, Veronica Kgalalelo Brooks known as Diva Vebrok, has said the spiritual doctor from Ghana, Nana Kwaku Bonsam will remain her lover and she is happy that h...
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 15:40 pm
Harmonic Angel, the country’s folklore jazz crew promotes Setswana tales in a way that is appealing to different age groups. Since its establishment in 2013, the group ha...
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 15:38 pm
Onalenna Tabane popularly known as Tau Ya Motswaki in music circles, has released a new single entitled Age Is Just A Number.
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 15:26 pm
Female comedian, Lebo ‘Nigma’ Tsiako is set to feature on Swaziland stand-up comedian Mdura’s live DVD shoot this coming Saturday in Swaziland.
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Opinion & Analysis
Tue 26 Jul 2016, 15:56 pm
Public service employees in various ministries and departments are complaining of non-training and non- promotion to higher positions, this has affected mostly officers i...
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 12:53 pm
Local poet, novelist, historian, short story writer, biographer and human rights advocate, TEEDZANI THAPELO*, argues that the excise of intellectual life from the polity ...
Fri 15 Jul 2016, 11:24 am
Botswana poet, novelist, historian, short story writer, biographer and human rights advocate, TEEDZANI THAPELO*, argues that the exercise of intellectual life from the po...
Wed 13 Jul 2016, 15:37 pm
The public is informed that the article that appeared on Page 3 of the Mmegi newspaper dated Friday July 8, 2016 under the heading ‘They want to tame us’-BOFEPUSU’ is not...
Features
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 13:17 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Main opposition Botswana National Front (BNF) under the stewardship of the politician-cum-human rights lawyer, Duma Boko seems set to greater heights.
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 13:16 pm
The El Niño climate phenomenon struck in 2014 and 2015, triggering the worst drought in 34 years, which decimated local and regional agricultural production while deepeni...
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 13:15 pm
Surrogacy, or the practice of a woman carrying a baby on behalf of a couple, is an internationally established even though it remains controversial in some cultures. The...
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 12:46 pm
The unexpected outcome of last month’s referendum for Britain to leave the European Union (EU), the abrupt resignation of former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, as...
World
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 08:51 am
Zimbabwe's war veterans association, which has played a key and sometimes violent role in supporting President Robert Mugabe, has released a statement withdrawing its bac...
Thu 14 Jul 2016, 16:07 pm
A Zimbabwean pastor who was briefly detained after organising a nationwide strike last week has called on people to keep protesting.
Mon 11 Jul 2016, 17:15 pm
Renewed fighting has broken out in South Sudan between forces loyal to the president and vice-president.
Wed 06 Jul 2016, 11:48 am
South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
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Thu 21 Jul 2016, 10:26 am
Barui ba kgaolo ya Ghanzi ba boleletse Tautona Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama gore ntswa ba lebogetse loeto lwa gagwe lwa go bula ditshupo tsa Ghanzi semmuso, ba santse ba l...
Thu 21 Jul 2016, 10:24 am
Letsholo la loeto la molelo wa kgolagano le ntse le tsweletse sentle kwa kgaolong ya Kgatleng, ka jaana mo mosong wa gompieno molelo o goroga kwa motseng wa Bokaa, morago...
Thu 21 Jul 2016, 10:24 am
LETLHAKANE: E rile bosheng mokgweetsi wa dikoloi tsa puso kwa sekoleng se segolwane sa Motsumi mo Boteti, Oscar Marumo (38), a itshupa e le lantlha fa pele ga ga Mmakaset...
Thu 21 Jul 2016, 10:21 am
LETLHAKANE: Mokhanselara wa Letlhakane Borwa, Aaron Baitsemang o gwetlhile banana go tlhwaafaelele go inaakanyana go dirisa mananeo a dithuso a puso segolobogolo a temoth...
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