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Sunday 09 June 2019, 22:41 pm.
Mon 08 Apr 2019, 12:50 pm
KANG: One thing is clear. The director general of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Brigadier Peter Fana Magosi loves a show. And at the Botswana Democra...
Mon 25 Mar 2019, 13:29 pm
Botswana is amongst the top 10 least happiest countries on earth according to the 2019 World Happiness Report published last week. Staff Writer THALEFANG CHARLES identifi...
Mon 14 Jan 2019, 12:54 pm
Topless, sitting inside the heated jacuzzi of the elegant Presidential Suite of the Crocodile Camp, with a cold beverage on my right side, camera on the left and the phon...
Mon 17 Dec 2018, 14:57 pm
Frightening anger and failure to control emotions seemed to be a doorway to the alarming cases of violent crimes such as murder and rape, The Monitor Staff Writer PINI BO...
Mon 29 Oct 2018, 13:33 pm
Cartoonist TEBOGO MOTSWETLA pays tribute to his uncle that inspired the Mabijo cartoon character
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 13:15 pm
When hundreds landed in the small village of Pitsane in the Borolong area on Saturday morning, it was not for a big cattle show the area is known for, but for a final bid...
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 12:40 pm
It is an open secret that Botswana Police Service (BPS) is poorly resourced ,but this has not deterred the men and women in blue from spending sleepless nights to resolve...
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 12:37 pm
We seem to be living in an angry society which no longer values the sanctity of life choosing to kill whenever it suits them. Murder cases continue to spiral out of contr...
Mon 21 May 2018, 14:55 pm
LUANDA, ANGOLA: I have never been more confused by Jesus Christ until this day. We arrived late afternoon at the Museu Nacional da Escravatura I had no idea what this mea...
Mon 14 May 2018, 13:56 pm
A missive from the Angolan highlands by Staff Writer Thalefang Charles, who has spent days waiting for a helicopter on a National Geographic (NatGeo) expedition at the r...
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 17:26 pm
FRANCISTOWN: In Botswana, as is the case with most African countries, people who live in rural settlements tend to stick together unlike their kith and kin in urban areas...
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 18:35 pm
Once an island of peace, Tlokweng, located a a short distance east of Gaborone has turned into a haven for criminals. The Monitor Staff Writer, PINI BOTHOKO observes that...
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 18:08 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Those who have been thinking that the council is the dumping site for the uneducated or school dropouts will have to think again. Nshakazhogwe councillor Ant...
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 16:11 pm
Of recent, some members of the public have been threatening to take the law into their own hands as an aversive response to the courts granting bailouts to murder accused...
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 10:10 am
In Botswana few defence lawyers have succeeded in freeing clients on death row. Those who succeeded to save them to do so at least only once. But a Francistown-based atto...
Mon 18 Dec 2017, 19:05 pm
Looking at crime trends this year, one could rate 2017 as a bad year especially looking at violent crimes such as armed robbery and murder, The Monitor Staff Writer, PINI...
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 17:55 pm
FRANCISTOWN: A blissful love encounter at church, which ended up in marriage, later changed for the worst as the other partner soon became a victim of abuse.
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 16:52 pm
Jennifer Boitumelo is no ordinary name in the local insurance industry. She is the epitome of how high a professional in this industry can soar and reach for the stars.
Tue 04 Jul 2017, 16:13 pm
Two University of Botswana (UB) academics have argued that the controversial ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy is a legitimate conservation strategy.
Mon 12 Jun 2017, 15:55 pm
FRANCISTOWN: For many years, the governments of Botswana and Zimbabwe and even their people post-independence for both countries, have enjoyed cordial relationships.
Mon 29 May 2017, 16:16 pm
The late Patrick van Rensburg was one of the founders of modern Botswana, a hero in the struggle against Apartheid, and through the work of his Foundation for Education w...
Mon 14 Mar 2016, 14:53 pm
The tiny village of Gulubane is situated about 10 kilometres off the A3 road. From Francistown, pass Mathangwane until a board signalling a right turn appears. The road a...
Mon 22 Feb 2016, 16:07 pm
LUANDA: I am writing this on the way to the airport on our airport shuttle – a big white 4X4 Dodge Durango – to catch a flight to a town called Menongue in the Cuito Cuan...
Mon 01 Feb 2016, 15:35 pm
At just 26 years, Kenathata Dipogiso was defying the prophesy of his own first name, which seemed to suggest that he was destined to be a weakling. He had become the opp...
Mon 14 Dec 2015, 18:00 pm
On April 27, 2009 *Malebogo Max Molefhe was shot eight times by an enraged boyfriend. The gunshot that was meant to blow her brains off mysteriously jammed. The gun faile...
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