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Friday 21 September 2018, 14:43 pm.
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 11:37 am
On Tuesday, the leadership of the opposition bloc, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) converged at Oasis Motel in Tlokweng to tackle yet another headache.
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 11:20 am
Elsewhere in this edition, we report on an outrage towards the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) decision to chop 348 polling stations from next year’s electio...
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 10:58 am
This week Botswana made international headlines after the reports of the alleged poaching of 87 (or is it 90?) elephants near a famous sanctuary. This unbalanced poaching...
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 11:05 am
President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Wednesday travelled to Beijing, China at the invitation of the Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Fri 24 Aug 2018, 10:19 am
President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his camp of advisers would not by any means have expected an easy ride in the efforts to institute his new style of governance or the stra...
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 11:31 am
Elsewhere in this edition, we carry a story in which South African airline claims local authorities are unfairly holding back its bid to kick-start several flights in Bot...
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 11:21 am
Our northern neighbour Zimbabwe is always in the news, mostly for wrong reasons. Since the announcement of the so-called harmonised elections last week, Zimbabweans are b...
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 11:13 am
There was bloodshed in the streets of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe following violent protests by supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alli...
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 11:47 am
Target 20, 000 introduced a few years ago by the then Ministry of Education and Skills was meant to stop Botswana from exporting jobs. Currently, if one needs a welder or...
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 11:35 am
It is just over a year before the 2019 general elections, but Botswana has no credible opposition party to challenge the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) for power.
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 11:14 am
The President’s Day holidays will begin on July 16 and end the following day on the 17th. But, because the 16th will be a Monday, this then will be a long weekend.
Fri 06 Jul 2018, 11:13 am
For sometime now the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has been a divided house with things alarmingly falling apart over a period of time now.
Fri 29 Jun 2018, 11:34 am
With rising complaints from members of the public about the manner in which the police conduct themselves, this calls for a need to establish an Independent Police Compla...
Fri 22 Jun 2018, 11:40 am
Today marks 83 days since President Mokgweetsi Masisi occupied the highest office in the land. When Masisi assumed the presidency on April 1, 2018, a lot was expected fro...
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 11:29 am
The President's decision to have the Financial Intelligence Agency (FIA) moved under his authority is unsettling and it is much like what his predecessor had done with th...
Fri 08 Jun 2018, 11:25 am
President Mokgweetsi Masisi has hit almost 70 days since ascending to the country's highest office as President of the Republic of Botswana on April 1, 2018.
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 11:12 am
The recent announcement by the trade union federations, the Botswana Federation of Trade Union (BFTU) and Botswana Federation of Public Private Parastatals Sector Unions ...
Fri 25 May 2018, 11:53 am
A raft of laws have either been passed or are due in Parliament, which, when read together, aim to plug holes in our tax administration through which an estimated P8 bill...
Fri 18 May 2018, 11:31 am
The history and role of Bogosi in our society is well known and documented. The institution of Bogosi is arguably one of the oldest regimes in the entire globe.
Fri 11 May 2018, 11:43 am
The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Alfred Madigele announced this week at the third Spine Care International Conference in Gaborone that his ministry will open a Spi...
Fri 04 May 2018, 11:13 am
For years, trade unions and federations have been organising workers to commemorate May Day, or more appropriately, Labour Day. However, the numbers of those attending th...
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 11:30 am
The success of Team Botswana at the recent Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia has left the whole country filled with excitement and joy.
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 11:22 am
Private media in Botswana is more often treated like outcasts. They are harassed, beaten, arrested for flimsy excuses and intimidated to drop their investigations on powe...
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 11:09 am
Local sports lovers’ hearts this week were all ‘white’. Our athletes competing at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia did the country proud by g...
Fri 06 Apr 2018, 11:02 am
Former vice president and Member of Parliament for Moshupa/Manyana Mokgweetsi Masisi ascended to the presidency of Botswana on April 1, 2018.
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