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Mon 02 May 2016, 11:23 am
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to a huge stockpile of ivory in an effort to show his country's commitment to saving Africa's elephants.
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 18:00 pm
SELEBI-PHIKWE: An alleged plot to oust the Minister of Infrastructure Science and Technology Nonofo Molefhi as MP for Selebi-Phikwe East constituency is reportedly gainin...
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 17:26 pm
The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) has lifted the trading halt on BTCL shares following a statement released by the telecommunications company.
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 14:41 pm
The Botswana Football Association (BFA) will press ahead with the appointment of Daniel ‘Chico’ Nare as Peter Butler’s assistant at the national team, Mmegi Sport can rev...
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29 April 2016
A few years ago, President Ian Khama announced government ha...

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Fri 29 Apr 2016, 18:00 pm
SELEBI-PHIKWE: An alleged plot to oust the Minister of Infrastructure Science and Technology Nonofo Molefhi as MP for Selebi-Phikwe East constituency is reportedly gainin...
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 14:17 pm
With close to 2,000 jobs on the line at BCL Mine, the Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) is commemorating May Day on Sunday in the sleepy town of Sel...
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 14:08 pm
Just as the campaign for central committee positions heats up ahead of the July elective congress of the Botswana National Front (BNF), subscription defaulters may find t...
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 14:05 pm
The Rwandan Dispora and Friends of Rwanda in Botswana will tomorrow afternoon commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsis.
Business
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 17:26 pm
The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) has lifted the trading halt on BTCL shares following a statement released by the telecommunications company.
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 13:17 pm
The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) has called on Bank of Botswana (BoB) to tighten the screws on commercial banks.
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 13:13 pm
MAUN: The envisaged tourism development levy, which is expected to be introduced soon, has drawn criticism from the tourism industry even before its introduction.
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 13:08 pm
The Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) yesterday resumed the slaughtering of animals after the government lifted a 12-day ban on the movement of cloven-hoofed animals and the...
Sport
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 14:41 pm
The Botswana Football Association (BFA) will press ahead with the appointment of Daniel ‘Chico’ Nare as Peter Butler’s assistant at the national team, Mmegi Sport can rev...
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 14:06 pm
Ofentse Nato’s agent, Paul Mitchell has described the recent ruling over his client’s status as “absolute nonsense” which does not serve football.
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 12:15 pm
The Botswana Football Association (BFA) admits it is too broke to effectively prepare the Zebras ahead of a crucial Africa Cup of Nations encounter against Uganda in June...
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 12:14 pm
Despite the off-the-field shenanigans, the Botswana Premier League rumbles on with two laps remaining. Staff Writer, BOITUMELO KHUTSAFALO previews the key battles
Lifestyle
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 13:44 pm
Most visual artists focus on paint. Not upcoming whizkid, Kikie Motloung from Kanye who defines her own way of delivering pencil on paper.
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 13:40 pm
The local theatre industry has been limping for the past years but with time it has managed to stand on its feet with groups such as Mophato Dance Theatre and Mama Theat...
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 13:35 pm
We all love the great outdoors but not more than landscape photographers. These artists are always looking to capture nature in a way that the human eye can never reach. ...
Thu 28 Apr 2016, 10:21 am
Controversial lyricist Shumba Ratshega has released his 10th studio album entitled Tseo Ga Di Nkame and to the surprise of his fans, there is no vulgarity meaning behind ...
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Fri 29 Apr 2016, 13:18 pm
Genocide is as old as the Bible, in the Book of Genesis (6:17–19), God decides “to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life from under heaven,” with the exception...
Wed 27 Apr 2016, 11:37 am
On 21 April 2016, the Court of Appeal handed down a judgment relating to issues about the clemency (prerogative of mercy) process in Botswana. This was in the case of Pat...
Tue 26 Apr 2016, 13:09 pm
Botswana government statement on ivory burning
Wed 20 Apr 2016, 14:59 pm
The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has noted government-owned BCL mine’s decision to retrench workers at the its Selebi-Phikwe and Francistown operations. More work...
Features
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 13:57 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Political and labour experts the world over, even the punditocracy, are of the view that employers and trade unions would clash from time to time to protect ...
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 13:36 pm
Monday last week marked five years since the historic civil servants industrial action which attracted over 90,000 workers around the country. Initially, the strike was p...
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 13:32 pm
Fresh from a recent safari trip to the Okavango Delta, Staff Writer THALEFANG CHARLES* counts his blessings as his ‘blesser’ spoilt him with some incredible travel moment...
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 13:27 pm
The divisions of decades past are re-emerging and ours is a society where increasingly, light-skinned black women are deemed better looking and desirable over their dark-...
World
Mon 02 May 2016, 11:23 am
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to a huge stockpile of ivory in an effort to show his country's commitment to saving Africa's elephants.
Tue 26 Apr 2016, 14:31 pm
South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar has arrived in the capital, Juba, after a week-long delay that has threatened to scupper a peace deal.
Thu 21 Apr 2016, 10:41 am
More than two billion people live in parts of the world where the Zika virus can spread, detailed maps published in the journal eLife show.
Fri 15 Apr 2016, 11:14 am
At least nine people have died and more than 250 are injured after a powerful earthquake hit southern Japan, toppling buildings and cutting power supplies.
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Wed 27 Apr 2016, 12:19 pm
PALAPYE: Go goga letlhaku ga ga Dr. Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi go ralala kgaolo ya gagwe ya botlhophi ya Serowe Borwa go rerisana le banni ba kgaolo e, ka maikaelelo a gagwe ...
Wed 27 Apr 2016, 12:17 pm
Kwelotlase ya itsholelo e e apereng lefatshe lotlhe e ntse e tsweletse ka go kgoreletsa ditlhabololo dingwe, bogolo jang dikago le ditsela mo dikgaolong tsotlhe tsa lefat...
Wed 27 Apr 2016, 12:16 pm
LETLHAKANE: Mmakaseterata wa Letlhakane, Queen Moanga, o atlholetse Leilamang Letlhoano wa dingwaga tse masome a matlhano le bobedi (52) kgolegelo ya ngwaga ka molato wa...
Wed 27 Apr 2016, 12:15 pm
Sa re go tlogelwa tsatsing, se ikise moriting, mme se ya bo ele seemo sa baboki ba monogae ba Setswana ba bareng ba tswa goo-lowe ba kgethololwa ka ba sa fiwe ditshono ja...
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Vice president Mokgweetsi Masisi dancing with South Africa's music artist Dr Malinga during the BDP launch of Philip Matante East councillor candidate in Francistown.
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Bakgatla - Ntwakgolo
Bakgatla tribesmen and women singing at their main Kgotla in Mochudi. The song is urging morafe to negotiate their issues and solve their differences. It was sung on the occasion when government through Minister of Local Government & Rural Development Slumber Tsogwane announced that Bakgatla Kgosi Kgafela II would be reinstated. Video by Joseph Sebina
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