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Fri 16 Feb 2018, 15:22 pm
Known to contain millions of tonnes of copper and silver resources, the 1,000-kilometre belt running south west to north east, thus far remains an untapped treasure, seal...
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 16:38 pm
Subsistence crop farmers countrywide will spend the month looking at the skies, as February represents the last reasonable hope for any type of yield from the fields. Mea...
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 12:15 pm
The Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) was forced to intervene recently after the contractors of the P1.7 billion Boatle-Gaborone dual carriageway project dammed off a key...
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 12:04 pm
The outgoing Chief Justice, Maruping Dibotelo*, this week aired his thoughts on the touchy topic of the granting of bail. Mmegi here reproduces his remarks as part of our...
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 11:23 am
2018 Budget speech delivered to the National Assembly on February 5, 2018 by minister of Finance and Economic Development Kenneth Matambo
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 16:37 pm
The extension of the ploughing season this week in the South will do little to ease the growing sense of dread amongst farmers who witnessed the El Nino droughts two year...
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 17:48 pm
Gaborone City Council (GCC) may soon begin its controversial mass eviction of most market vendors across the capital city, whom it has accused of various acts of non-com...
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 17:42 pm
Over the years, simmering tensions around shortage of land have exploded again and again across the country, resulting in riots, injuries and imprisonment. Squatter numbe...
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 17:40 pm
A dispute dating back nearly two decades, is reaching an end with the Botswana Development Corporation giving a group of about 100 squatters living on the edge of Block 5...
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 17:09 pm
Luminary members of the judiciary both local and international, as well as other dignitaries, friends and family gathered recently to bid farewell to Justice Key Dingake ...
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 17:09 pm
In a room full of old professors and young scientists, together with internationally acclaimed explorers in Cape Town (which ironically is also in water dire straits), th...
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 16:10 pm
Farmers across the country who had high hopes of good rains, following positive forecasts by authorities earlier in the season, are trudging off their fields, as young cr...
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 16:05 pm
FRANCISTOWN: The persisting lack of rainfall in the country is proving hugely disruptive to the ploughing season in areas around the northern region.
Fri 19 Jan 2018, 15:27 pm
Arriving in the city of Beijing, China on that cold evening of February 22, 2017 gave me the chills. So many thoughts ran through my mind and I wondered what I got myself...
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 17:03 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Taxi drivers in Botswana play a vital role, which needs no emphasis although to some people they are just a bunch of bad drivers who have no manners.
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 15:59 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Dusk till dawn, the ground of the Francistown bus rank endures a rout by both people and vehicles.
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 15:43 pm
Slithering unseen in the summer heat of Gaborone are six highly venomous snakes that are associated with human fatalities. Encounters between residents and this top six ...
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 13:20 pm
It was a topsy-turvy year all round, from the refilling of Gaborone Dam, to the ‘o tla imentioner’ craziness. Mmegi Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI counts down the year’s Wh...
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 13:20 pm
In a new record, seven people were sentenced to death in 2017, joining others already on death row going through processes that almost inevitably conclude at the end of a...
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 13:17 pm
SELEBI-PHIKWE: Despite hopelessness that nothing much would be salvaged from BCL Mine, at least for now, efforts to diversify the town’s economy are underway and a lot is...
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 13:14 pm
As we enter the first lap of the Festive Season with Christmas celebrations starting on Monday, Mmegi Staff Writer BAME PIET shares tips on good practices to employ durin...
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 13:10 pm
The year 2017 was a busy year with its highs and lows. The year was full of challenges and opportunities. Mmegi Staff Writers in the northern bureau recap on some of the ...
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 13:10 pm
Following what is suspected to have transpired at Francistown Centre for Illegal Immigrants (FCII) where around 300 rejected asylum seekers were alleged to have suffered ...
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 13:03 pm
As policymakers search for a replacement for diamonds as the anchor of the economy, tourism is emerging as a more sustainable gem hidden in the same sands, which first yi...
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 12:52 pm
The year 2017 was packed with significant events in the international community. Below we share some of the events that changed the world.
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