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Wednesday 24 May 2017, 14:42 pm.
Fri 19 May 2017, 12:09 pm
As President Ian Khama sets in motion a journey to vacate office next year April 1 and hands over the baton of power to Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi, Mmegi Staff Writ...
Fri 19 May 2017, 12:05 pm
In January 2016, President Ian Khama engineered a last minute deal to save Lesotho from a SADC suspension, a lunchtime masterstroke crafted when some Heads of State had a...
Fri 19 May 2017, 12:05 pm
It is a period of opposites. The opposite of being dragged over the coals and the opposite of a baptism of fire. New Bank of Botswana (BoB ) governor, Moses Pelaelo has r...
Fri 19 May 2017, 12:04 pm
After a career spent in the trenches fighting the scourge of HIV/AIDS in Botswana and the continent as a whole, Professor Sheila Tlou recently announced her retirement. H...
Fri 19 May 2017, 11:58 am
For the past 50 years, the residents of Mokobeng in Tswapong South have never tasted potable, fresh waters. Theirs is a salty variety, suspected to be hard water, which h...
Wed 17 May 2017, 08:53 am
BEIJING: China’s brainchild, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is expected to create linkages between different countries which will see growth in cooperation, trade and...
Fri 12 May 2017, 12:26 pm
As President Ian Khama sets in motion a journey to vacate office next year April 1 and hands over the baton of power to Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi, Mmegi Staff Writ...
Fri 12 May 2017, 12:11 pm
Households have generally been the golden geese for commercial banks, helping them to super-profits over the years, anchored by consumerism and high credit appetites. A c...
Fri 12 May 2017, 12:09 pm
Desperate young, middle-aged, old and even married women who once depended on the support BCL Mine provided to the Selebi Phikwe economy, have now turned to commercial se...
Fri 12 May 2017, 12:08 pm
In November 2009, IRIN – a United Nations information service focussing on emergencies – published an article looking at the drivers of HIV/AIDS in Selebi Phikwe. We repr...
Fri 12 May 2017, 12:07 pm
In 2015 after the Bechuanaland Resident Commissioner’s house was demolished, President Ian Khama, speaking at Serowe kgotla where he is the paramount chief, pleaded with ...
Fri 05 May 2017, 14:59 pm
As President Ian Khama sets in motion a journey to vacate office next year April 1 and hands over the baton of power to Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi, Mmegi Staff Writ...
Fri 05 May 2017, 14:45 pm
FRANCISTOWN: A single step can secure the future of many generations to come. These are the words of veteran South African geologist, Manfred Marx. He discovered the dia...
Fri 05 May 2017, 14:44 pm
Years of swirling divisions in the country over the authenticity of new age, charismatic Pentecostal pastors and churches, and their rapid rise to popularity came to a he...
Fri 05 May 2017, 14:42 pm
Last August, former Mmegi Staff Writer, TEFO PHEAGE, travelled to South Africa for a face to face encounter with the Malawian prophet, Shepherd Bushiri. His resultant art...
Fri 05 May 2017, 14:40 pm
His life has been marked by difficult mountains to climb and treacherous rivers to traverse, but Bishop Metlhayotlhe Ogotseng Beleme has been able to persevere in his fai...
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 15:13 pm
As President Ian Khama sets in motion a journey to vacate office next year April 1 and hands over the baton of power to Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi, Mmegi Staff Writ...
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 14:57 pm
What happens when more than 5,000 people suddenly pack their bags and leave town due to a mine’s closure? What happens to those handfuls that remain behind? What do they ...
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 14:54 pm
Batswana rose up as one a few decades ago when the biggest ever threat to their existence came knocking on the door, via the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS. Today, thanks to se...
Fri 21 Apr 2017, 18:04 pm
On the sidelines of the annual diplomats conference, Mmegi caught up with Botswana’s Ambassador to Belgium and European Union, Samuel Outlule who tells us that Brexit has...
Fri 21 Apr 2017, 18:00 pm
When the Earthquake struck on the night of April 4, one family in Mahalapye said they locked themselves in their house because they thought the tremors were caused by ele...
Fri 21 Apr 2017, 17:58 pm
Shanghai and Beijing are the two cities that ring a bell whenever China is mentioned. Both cities are often cited as evidence of China’s economic success story but some m...
Fri 21 Apr 2017, 17:56 pm
Nearly every family in Botswana had a relative who joined the trek to South Africa, whose mines in the last decades provided much needed employment to the regional econom...
Thu 13 Apr 2017, 13:53 pm
The country’s biggest earthquake in history, as well as two other panic-inducing aftershocks, have ordinary folks looking for clues on the cause. Some experts have been q...
Thu 13 Apr 2017, 13:47 pm
For centuries, Easter has been one of the most respected celebrations in the Christian community and beyond. In Botswana, the holidays are revered, being second only to ...
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