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Tuesday 21 February 2017, 15:12 pm.
Tue 21 Feb 2017, 11:43 am
During his address at the opening of the Legal Year, Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo revealed that the 2016 recorded the highest number of divorce cases at the High Court...
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 10:02 am
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has revealed that there are over 900 vacancies in local authorities across the country. The highest number is in th...
Thu 16 Feb 2017, 11:07 am
Local police are clearly not leading from the front in terms of the behaviour change required to reduce fatalities and injuries on the country’s roads.
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 11:34 am
Early this month the leaders of opposition parties briefed the nation about the much awaited opposition unity talks.
Tue 14 Feb 2017, 11:03 am
Last Friday the nation was treated to shocking news of a Botswana Defence Force (BDF) aircraft that crashed shortly after take-off at the Thebephatshwa Airbase just outsi...
Fri 10 Feb 2017, 10:23 am
It is common cause that the University of Botswana (UB) main campus closed yesterday until further notice. The UB management instructed the students to vacate the campus ...
Thu 09 Feb 2017, 12:05 pm
Villagers in the tourism heartland of Chobe are upset and understandably so. Once again, a decision that directly affects their livelihoods has been taken without their i...
Wed 08 Feb 2017, 11:56 am
The Minister of Finance and Economic Development Kenneth Matambo this week delivered his budget speech, as it is the norm every year around this time. We cannot say we ex...
Tue 07 Feb 2017, 11:36 am
Finance Minister, Kenneth Matambo yesterday delivered perhaps the most underwhelming and irresponsive budget speech heard in recent years, a speech so far removed from go...
Fri 03 Feb 2017, 15:01 pm
Our national women's football teams have a better chance of qualifying to the continental and international competitions as compared to their male counterparts.
Thu 02 Feb 2017, 11:01 am
Much has been said about the country’s future, after the diamond and mining era that powered its initial 50 or so years. The closure of BCL Mine last year was an emphatic...
Wed 01 Feb 2017, 13:11 pm
The Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi’s bid for the chair of the African Union (AU) Commission failed this week after a betrayal b...
Tue 31 Jan 2017, 15:59 pm
By the time of reading this, the new African Union Commission chairperson will have been voted for and inaugurated.
Fri 27 Jan 2017, 11:16 am
Satanists are apparently turning Botswana schools into their ‘havens’ with alarming allegations that young scholars are being lured into the devilish cult.
Thu 26 Jan 2017, 11:29 am
In an utterly expected development, the type that the nation has become accustomed to, President Khama will not be attending the upcoming 28th Summit of the African Union...
Wed 25 Jan 2017, 11:44 am
Southern African Development Community (SADC) as an organisation is led by regional strongmen who pride themselves on how the roots of the political body were about the f...
Tue 24 Jan 2017, 11:13 am
According to the Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) statement, 41,464 candidates wrote the 2016 examination, with 32.54% of candidates awarded Grade C or better compared...
Fri 20 Jan 2017, 11:20 am
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has stood up for The Gambia, as President Yahya Jammeh wants to hold on to power. The pressure exerted by ECOWAS is...
Thu 19 Jan 2017, 11:58 am
Last year the SADC bloc nominated Botswana’s Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation to contest for the position of the Chairperson of the African Union Commiss...
Wed 18 Jan 2017, 11:18 am
Vincent Crosbie over the weekend became the first Motswana biker to complete the gruelling Dakar Rally, making history and propelling his name to local hero status on the...
Tue 17 Jan 2017, 11:50 am
Botswana has entered a most critical period in its history. If what Judge President of the Court of Appeal (CoA), Ian Kirby’s speech at the opening of the January Court o...
Fri 13 Jan 2017, 11:21 am
Over time it has become a norm that at every beginning of the school calendar year demand for food is notably high when supply is scarce.
Thu 12 Jan 2017, 11:19 am
Outgoing President of the United States (US), Barack Obama, yesterday bid farewell to his nation and the world, calling on global citizens and authorities to join hands a...
Wed 11 Jan 2017, 11:03 am
Avery difficult year has passed. Its reverberating effects are still traumatising the general economy and specific sectors such as agriculture, mining and most important...
Fri 23 Dec 2016, 11:41 am
As we wrap up for the year, it’s all merry. It is that time of the year again. The silly season is upon us.
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