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Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria will be permitted to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack on Wednesday, Russia has said.
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
Growing up in a family of farmers motivated Motheo Monthe to go into commercial farming and make a living out of it.
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
As if declining to have their vehicles returned to them was not enough, a peeved Justice Omphemetse Motumise on Friday directed the Registrar of High Court to charge form...
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
Some can remember her face from the posters that were all over the city two years ago when she vowed to fill up the National Stadium alone. She became a subject of mocker...
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Gaborone High Court has convicted five men for the 2013 murd...
19 April 2018
Four men have been arrested by Pandamatenga police in connec...
19 April 2018
Border posts and entry points leading to the Mafikeng munici...
19 April 2018
The European Union and OKACOM has signed a EUR 1.65 million ...
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Over the years many Batswana from different walks of life, b...

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Mon 16 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
As if declining to have their vehicles returned to them was not enough, a peeved Justice Omphemetse Motumise on Friday directed the Registrar of High Court to charge form...
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 13:35 pm
There is mounting excitement for residents of Tlokweng that the two rape suspects who they suspect to have been terrorising them are now safely behind bars. For a while n...
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 13:35 pm
With only a few days remaining before the Mochudi East parliamentary by-election, there is still not enough buzz showing that the election is almost here.
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 13:33 pm
Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Mochudi East parliamentary candidate, Bright Moagi Molebatsi has expressed his displeasure at the decision to rename the constituency...
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Mon 16 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
Growing up in a family of farmers motivated Motheo Monthe to go into commercial farming and make a living out of it.
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:46 pm
Lucara Diamond Company has recovered a 472 carat, top light brown gem diamond that is the third largest ever from its 100% owned Karowe Diamond Mine.
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:43 pm
A diamond dealer, Gagan Goyal, Managing Director of M.Suresh is optimistic about penetrating the industry that saw massive retrenchments in 2016, with 12 out of the 21 di...
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 16:21 pm
The adoration of nature and adventure during school trips lured Benjamin Mogotsi, a teacher by profession, to realise his dream of becoming a tour guide.
Sport
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:34 pm
Notwane coach, Kakale Mabechu says their job in the Debswana First Division South was done at the time when they beat closest contenders, Prisons XI a month ago.
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:26 pm
Experienced defender, Mpoeleng Mpoeleng has said his heart has always been at Notwane, where he spent most of his playing career at. Mpoeleng helped Notwane gain promotio...
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:24 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Debswana First Division North (FDN) side BR Highlanders have secured automatic promotion to the elite league after beating Great North Tigers (GNT) by a soli...
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:24 pm
Police XI dropped into the relegation zone following their 5-4 loss to Black Forest in an entertaining nine-goal BTC Premiership thriller played at Otse Stadium on Saturd...
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Mon 16 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
Some can remember her face from the posters that were all over the city two years ago when she vowed to fill up the National Stadium alone. She became a subject of mocker...
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:39 pm
The story of Dr Gaositwe Chiepe, one of Botswana’s most celebrated women returned to Maitisong festival last Friday.
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:39 pm
After debuting at the 2017 ITB Berlin - the world’s largest travel expo - #Ilovebotswana Ensemble has proved to be the country’s busiest and most promising art ensem...
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 16:02 pm
Molapo Crossing Mall came to life on Friday evening as night crawlers descended on Stanbic Bank Piazza for the Castle Lite Unlocks concert.
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Mon 16 Apr 2018, 15:00 pm
The Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Thursday morning indicated that it would press sedition charges against Sunday Standard editor, Outsa Mokone. State prosec...
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 13:03 pm
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Mon 09 Apr 2018, 16:17 pm
One very critical contributor to effective learning and teaching is class tutor. I prefer using "class tutor" as against the very common "Class Teacher". Although both ar...
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 16:03 pm
William Shakespeare said in Twelfth Night, "Be not afraid of greatness, some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them", however one...
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Mon 09 Apr 2018, 17:26 pm
FRANCISTOWN: In Botswana, as is the case with most African countries, people who live in rural settlements tend to stick together unlike their kith and kin in urban areas...
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 18:35 pm
Once an island of peace, Tlokweng, located a a short distance east of Gaborone has turned into a haven for criminals. The Monitor Staff Writer, PINI BOTHOKO observes that...
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 18:08 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Those who have been thinking that the council is the dumping site for the uneducated or school dropouts will have to think again. Nshakazhogwe councillor Ant...
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 16:11 pm
Of recent, some members of the public have been threatening to take the law into their own hands as an aversive response to the courts granting bailouts to murder accused...
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Mon 18 Dec 2017, 22:41 pm
Ambitious Pan African construction and engineering juggernauts, Khato Civils and South Zambezi put on an expo of their own to selected stakeholders and potential clients...
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 15:53 pm
It has not always been rosy for multi billion construction and engineering trailblazers, Khato Civils and South Zambezi.
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 16:07 pm
Seven thousand fresh oysters from Eastern Cape, South Africa and more than 10 wine estates will be the toast of this weekend’s two days of oysters and wine pairing and fo...
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 15:22 pm
Hot on the heels of their recent famous victory in Botswana courts that released all Khato Civils frozen millions of Pula and cleared the company's executive chairman Sim...
World
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 06:00 am
Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria will be permitted to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack on Wednesday, Russia has said.
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 15:02 pm
A Tanzanian opposition MP has been handed a five-month prison sentence after being found guilty of defaming President John Magufuli, The Citizen news site reports.
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 11:48 am
Popular Nigerian child comedienne, Emmanuella Samuel, has announced she is going to work for Disney.
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 09:28 am
South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will formally ask for President Jacob Zuma to resign after he refused to do so earlier, reports say.
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Wed 13 Dec 2017, 17:27 pm
Mothusa mookamela Sepodise sa Botswana, e bile ele mookamela lephata la kanamiso mafoko la Sepodisi sa Botswana, Dipheko Motube a re fela jaaka setshidi se gotweng Selant...
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 17:12 pm
Re ikgata motlhala re re, maloba re ne ra bua ka lefoko ‘metlhale.’
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 16:10 pm
Re dumalana le mookamela lekalana la kanamaiso mafoko la sepodisi sa Botswana go re, Batswana ba setse ba anyile thuto e ntsi ka melao le kobamelo ya matshwao a tsela.
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 16:02 pm
Palamente ya lefatshe leno e satswa go bolelelwa gore sengwe sa dikole tsa Regent se ntse se thapile barutabana ba batswakwa bale bararo ba sena diteseletso tsa go bereka...
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Police harass private media journalists
Botswana police service this morning violently harassed and refused private media journalists to access into the welcome ceremony of the Gold Coast athletes at the SSKI Airport. The offensively impolite police officers told reporters that they had strict orders that only state media should be allowed in. Photojournalists from the private media were forcefully shoved back while trying to do their job. In the picture is one of the culprit officers aggressively pushing Weekend Post photojournalist ...
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