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The Department of Meteorological Services (DMS) recently warned the rains would be scarce this season. Very little is expected during the months of January to March.
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Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) additional member, Ookeditse Malesu has been accused of meddling in the operations of crisis-ridden, Botswana Karate Association (...
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Botswana has been ranked among the least open and transparent countries in a global index of government data released this week, with the absence of a right to informatio...
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Thabiso Tsholofelo seems to have a knack for trying out a new art form and excel in it. What started off as moulding cows with mud, evolved into making wire cars, then sk...
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Fri 23 Jan 2015, 20:00 pm
For the second time in 10 days, MmegiOnline, the Internet edition of Mmegi newspaper and its sister publication, The Monitor suffered a major hacking yesterday (Thursday)...
Fri 23 Jan 2015, 19:59 pm
The internal fight in the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) over cooperation with the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has claimed its first casualty. Vice chairman of Un...
Fri 23 Jan 2015, 19:10 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Francistown’s political history is littered with civic leaders who are not that educated. This has often times led to many observers believing that debates i...
Fri 23 Jan 2015, 18:53 pm
MAUN: Civil servants in Ngamiland have demanded a special allowance to be paid to those working in remote areas. In a meeting with Maun East MP, Konstantinos Markus, the ...
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Botswana has been ranked among the least open and transparent countries in a global index of government data released this week, with the absence of a right to informatio...
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FRANCISTOWN: The Local Economic Development (LED) is formulating a new framework for local level financing meant to transform communities in cities, towns and rural areas...
Fri 23 Jan 2015, 18:02 pm
Botswana’s share from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) common revenue pool showed a significant jump during the 2012-2013 financial years.
Fri 23 Jan 2015, 17:58 pm
The fledging Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) sold approximately 3.27 million carats, achieving revenue of $552m (P5.2 billion) last year.
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Fri 23 Jan 2015, 20:58 pm
Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) additional member, Ookeditse Malesu has been accused of meddling in the operations of crisis-ridden, Botswana Karate Association (...
Fri 23 Jan 2015, 17:24 pm
The Township Rollers juggernaut came to a screeching halt last Saturday at the hands of a rampant Police XI striker, Ishmael Amponsah in a 2-1 defeat. The Ghanaian strike...
Fri 23 Jan 2015, 17:24 pm
FRANCISTOWN: First Division North log leaders, Miscellaneous resume their title hunt when they host Tsabothe FC in a Serowe derby at the Serowe Sports Complex tomorrow.
Fri 23 Jan 2015, 17:19 pm
Botswana’s Singapore-based duo of Hilda Binang and Letang Mogotlhwane face off in the 2015 Netball Super League opener between their teams Mission Mannas and Blaze Dolphi...
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Fri 23 Jan 2015, 20:29 pm
Thabiso Tsholofelo seems to have a knack for trying out a new art form and excel in it. What started off as moulding cows with mud, evolved into making wire cars, then sk...
Fri 23 Jan 2015, 17:48 pm
There is a change of mindset and appreciation of art in the country. The coordinator of Thapong Visual Arts Centre, Reginald Bakwena, makes this observation.
Fri 23 Jan 2015, 17:36 pm
For decades, the African print was not considered trendy and generally regarded as suitable only for elderly who would don the attire during events such as weddings, dikg...
Fri 23 Jan 2015, 17:24 pm
After having saved his wife and daughter three years ago in Istanbul, Turkey, it seems Liam Neeson is not cut out for peace as trouble keeps dogging him.
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Thu 22 Jan 2015, 14:44 pm
The popular image of a parliament is of a uniquely respected, honourable house, whose democratic legitimacy rests on some constitutional order.
Wed 21 Jan 2015, 11:00 am
I have always waited with baited breath on when BOFEPUSO will eventually announce what I had always thought was coming.
Fri 16 Jan 2015, 12:38 pm
As an African American historical sociologist of knowledge and sociologist of futures, I began researching African affairs in my doctoral dissertation days at Northwester...
Thu 15 Jan 2015, 10:56 am
It is the first school term of the year and for some this has been the long awaited time of meeting with friends and creating new partnerships.
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Fri 23 Jan 2015, 20:59 pm
The Department of Meteorological Services (DMS) recently warned the rains would be scarce this season. Very little is expected during the months of January to March.
Fri 23 Jan 2015, 18:45 pm
Everyday millions of litres of wastewater flow past the villages of Oodi, Matebele, Mochudi and others along the Notwane River. The perennial current weaves its way past...
Fri 23 Jan 2015, 18:37 pm
Windhoek, Namibia has been doing it for 47 years, but the idea of reclaiming wastewater for potable use such as drinking and cooking, still sends shivers down the spine o...
Fri 23 Jan 2015, 18:33 pm
Climate change continues to exert pressure on water resources and related sectors, especially crop production, which is mostly rain-fed in Botswana. The recent advice fr...
World
Mon 19 Jan 2015, 11:35 am
Suspected militants from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have kidnapped dozens of people in raids in neighbouring Cameroon, officials say.
Wed 14 Jan 2015, 17:51 pm
A whistle-blowing website which aims to expose politicians and businessmen who abuse power in Africa has been launched by media and campaign groups.
Sat 10 Jan 2015, 16:12 pm
Amnesty International calls the killings ‘a disturbing and bloody escalation’ and a local defence group says its fighters have given up trying to count the bodies
Wed 07 Jan 2015, 16:23 pm
Gunmen have attacked the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and injuring seven in an apparent Islamist attack.
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