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Thu 28 Jul 2016, 09:13 am
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has threatened to punish those war veterans who last week said they were withdrawing their backing for him.
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
Bid-rigging is a problem that plagues government procurement and can cost billions of money, the minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Vincent Seretse has said. Off...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
On the first day of its instalment at Parliament, the metal detector machine detected an Okapi knife whose owner has not been disclosed. Security guards at the National A...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
After unleashing his supreme voice and heartfelt performance during a live DVD and CD recording at the GICC last year, local gospel artist Vusi Mtokufa will finally launc...
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On the first day of its instalment at Parliament, the metal ...
27 July 2016
Premier League giants, Gaborone United (GU) are still pushin...
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In the same month the country celebrates its 50th independen...
27 July 2016
President Ian Khama has warned athletes who will represent t...
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27 July 2016
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has embarked on a vaccination c...

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Wed 27 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
On the first day of its instalment at Parliament, the metal detector machine detected an Okapi knife whose owner has not been disclosed. Security guards at the National A...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 13:56 pm
In the same month the country celebrates its 50th independence in September, the Government will appear before the International LabourOrganisation (ILO) to answer to vio...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 13:55 pm
President Ian Khama yesterday officially launched the region’s appeal for $2.4 billion (P26bn) in humanitarian aid in the wake of the devastating El Nino, with donors imm...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 13:49 pm
The rise in unplanned and unintended pregnancies has propelled health authorities to roll out two new contraceptive methods to augment the existing ones.
Business
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
Bid-rigging is a problem that plagues government procurement and can cost billions of money, the minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Vincent Seretse has said. Off...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 11:45 am
Sechaba Brewery Holdings and government through the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry are in negotiations over the alcohol levy, which has been a bane to the gro...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 11:45 am
The Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) will establish an online business registration system to help in navigating the process of setting up a new busin...
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.
Sport
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 11:33 am
President Ian Khama has warned athletes who will represent the country at next week’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games against doping.
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 11:26 am
Brazil’s ambassador to Botswana, Ricardo Diniz has allayed fears over the Zika virus as the Botswana Olympics team departs today for the Rio Olympics which start on Augus...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 11:20 am
FRANCISTOWN: First Division North (FDN) has expressed excitement over the renewal of the Debswana sponsorship despite hiccups in the previous agreement.
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 11:20 am
Chairperson of the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) local organising committee, Marumo Morule has called on government to continually support athletes and not f...
Lifestyle
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 18:00 pm
After unleashing his supreme voice and heartfelt performance during a live DVD and CD recording at the GICC last year, local gospel artist Vusi Mtokufa will finally launc...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 11:36 am
Sereetsi and the Natives stirred a lot of excitement when they released their debut album, Four String Confessions. The group went on to enjoy a lot of airplay and fill u...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 11:34 am
PALAPYE: Kagiso Thaban aka SteakMoney in music circles has dropped a new Kwaito single entitled ‘Gerara Here’. The single, which was released late last month, was recor...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 11:33 am
Monthly art exhibition event Redds Chillstep Sundays will be celebrating one year of existence this coming Sunday at Three Chiefs monument.
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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 Nińo 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
Thu 28 Jul 2016, 09:13 am
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has threatened to punish those war veterans who last week said they were withdrawing their backing for him.
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.
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Wed 27 Jul 2016, 14:29 pm
Liki e kgolwane ya motshameko wa kgwele ya dinao ya beMOBILE ya ngwaga ya 2015/16 e fedile. Mme gape ga e ise e fele ka go ise go nne le mofenyi wa yone yo o belaelwang m...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 14:28 pm
Palamente e satswa go bolelelwa fa dipego tsa gore matlwana a borutelo a dikole dingwe bogolosegolo sa Tewane, a na le bommamanthwane, ele boammaaruri.
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 14:14 pm
Mo maitekong a lone a go tsibosa setshaba ka pelegi e e sa rulaganngwang le go amiwa ke megare ya thakanelo dikobo e e farologaneng, Lephata la Botsogo le simolodisitse t...
Wed 27 Jul 2016, 14:14 pm
Mmino wa Setswana(ngwao) ka go farologana ga mefuta ya one o tsweletse ka go gola ka lebelo le le hakgamatsang. Go tlhagoga ditlhopha tsa one tse di tlang di le bogale m...
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