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Italian coastguard retrieves 28 survivors so far, and about 20 bodies, according to the interior ministry, after boat sinks 60 miles off Libyan coast
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A dedicated 34-year-old woman from Mochudi, Tshepiso Moagi Mphetolang, has never had the same life since she identified her talent in embroidery.
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The jewellery arm of a De Beers Sightholder group, KGK Diamond Group, has been dragged before a New York court on charges of selling fake jewellery, fake gemstones, undis...
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After a humiliating defeat at the BDP women wing congress in Lobatse, the team allegedly led by the former party chairman and businessman Samson Moyo Guma now finds itsel...
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After a humiliating defeat at the BDP women wing congress in...
17 April 2015
After a surprise but high profile involvement of former chai...
17 April 2015
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17 April 2015
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is allegedly behind the ...
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Fri 17 Apr 2015, 18:00 pm
After a humiliating defeat at the BDP women wing congress in Lobatse, the team allegedly led by the former party chairman and businessman Samson Moyo Guma now finds itsel...
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 16:45 pm
After a surprise but high profile involvement of former chairman of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), Samson Guma at the weekend Women’s Wing congress and elections in Lob...
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 16:45 pm
The outcome of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) women’s wing congress in Lobatse last week has opened wide the race for party’s chairmanship position ahead of the part...
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 16:35 pm
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is allegedly behind the suspension of the Botswana National Youth Council (BNYC) chairperson, Louis Sibanda.
Business
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 18:00 pm
The jewellery arm of a De Beers Sightholder group, KGK Diamond Group, has been dragged before a New York court on charges of selling fake jewellery, fake gemstones, undis...
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 16:07 pm
While local equities had a sluggish start in January and February this year, activity picked up significantly in March to close the first quarter on a high, on the backdr...
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 16:02 pm
Last year, Brand Botswana embarked on several initiatives that included partnering with CNBC Africa, launching a current affairs show called ‘Doing Business in Botswana’,...
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 15:57 pm
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) this week marginally revised upwards Botswana’s growth forecast for 2015, with the non-mining sector expected to drive economic acti...
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Fri 17 Apr 2015, 17:55 pm
Last April, before a crucial match, Chelsea coach, Jose Mourinho spoke glowingly about his friend and Liverpool counterpart, Brendan Rogers.
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 15:01 pm
The City of Gaborone will be divided into two this Saturday as the biggest and oldest cross-town rivals, Township Rollers and Gaborone United (GU) meet at the National St...
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 14:56 pm
Debswana First Division South (FDS) side, Uniao Flamengo Santos has filed a notice with the league committee about the soft points awarded to Mogoditshane Fighters on Feb...
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 14:53 pm
The stage has been set for the titanic clash between two Gaborone giants, Township Rollers and Gaborone United tomorrow. Mmegi Staff Writer, BOITUMELO KHUTSAFALO takes a ...
Lifestyle
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 18:00 pm
A dedicated 34-year-old woman from Mochudi, Tshepiso Moagi Mphetolang, has never had the same life since she identified her talent in embroidery.
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 15:12 pm
Mmegi correspondent DUMISANI NCUBE has compiled a number of local artists who have earned recognition across the borders. The list is put together in no particular order...
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 10:16 am
This week we indulge in animation. Who does not love animation? Just like most real people comedy films, animation has an advantage, in that it gives parents an opportun...
Thu 16 Apr 2015, 18:00 pm
The third annual Rail Park Comedy & Wine Night promises non-stop laughter and excitement at Rail Park Mall Food Court on May 1, 2015.
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Fri 17 Apr 2015, 15:27 pm
The recent announcement by the Ministry of Youth Sport and Culture to introduce the Graduate Volunteer Scheme has brought to the fore raw emotions that have been bubbling...
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 15:19 pm
In the last few articles in this column, one main point should remain embedded in the reader’s mind. All that played out in biblical history, even much of secular history...
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 15:19 pm
This week we look at why parliament in Botswana is constrained and consequently unable to provide an adequate and effective oversight of the executive branch.
Wed 15 Apr 2015, 15:13 pm
The statue of Cecil John Rhodes, a prominent British mining magnate and African coloniser has been pulled down at the University of Capetown after a prolonged protest by ...
Features
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 16:17 pm
The country’s economic miracle and globally admired growth rate in years past, has had the unintended effect of introducing Batswana to unhealthy, sedentary lifestyles of...
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 15:39 pm
Days after undergoing a dialysis operation, months after her initial diagnosis with renal failure, Mmegi Correspondent, LEINANYANA TSIANE gathers her strength to pen a na...
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 15:39 pm
For most people, it is not unusual to experience a nosebleed once in a while. In fact, a nosebleed is almost universally seen as a minor inconvenience.
Fri 17 Apr 2015, 15:33 pm
The winter Parliament could mark a change for members of the country’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community. They have borne the brunt of ...
World
Mon 20 Apr 2015, 07:10 am
Italian coastguard retrieves 28 survivors so far, and about 20 bodies, according to the interior ministry, after boat sinks 60 miles off Libyan coast
Tue 14 Apr 2015, 19:47 pm
At least five persons have been killed in renewed xenophobic attacks in South Africa’s Kwazulu Natal province.
Thu 09 Apr 2015, 09:33 am
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has voted to remove a statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes that had become the focus of student protests.
Tue 07 Apr 2015, 07:00 am
Kenyan fighter jets have bombed positions of militant Islamist group al-Shabab in neighbouring Somalia, a military spokesman has told the BBC.
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Monday, 20 Apr 2015
FOREIGN / PULA
PULA / FOREIGN
1 USD = Pula   9.9010
1 GBP = Pula   14.7929
1 EUR = Pula   10.6838
1 YEN = Pula   0.0834
1 ZAR = Pula   0.8224
1 Pula = USD   0.101
1 Pula = GBP   0.0676
1 Pula = EUR   0.0936
1 Pula = YEN   11.99
1 Pula = ZAR   1.2159
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STOCK EXCHANGE: Friday, 17 Apr 2015
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BARCLAYS
402
BIHL
1226
CHOBE
460
CHOPPIES
397
CRESTA
95
ENGEN
934
FNBB
376
FSG
245
FURNMART
208
G4S
337
LETLOLE
218
LETSHEGO
260
NAP
217
OLYMPIA
20
PRIMETIME
271
RDCP
221
SECHABA
2869
SEFALANA
1147
STANCHART
1255
TURNSTAR
220
WIL
350
IMARA
300
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