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Ryder Gabathuse
  • A rare moment of unity

    The perceived favour and inclination that is often conferred upon government media by government officials ahead of other media practitioners had vanished. Right or wrong, the private media is often accused of taking a hard stance against the...

  • In the belly of London

    Aside of official work, we mingled with the Londoners. It is a moment we all cherished as the majority of us were first visitors to the first world country in Europe. Mounted police patrol the Palace area on the back of horses attracting attention of...

  • Fare thee well ‘Biggest Champ’

    The Champane family in Mahalapye bid their father a final goodbye after struggling with an ailment until he succumbed to it on March 16, 2024, at a hospital in his home village. He was buried last week Saturday at the village cemetery. The family...

  • A trip to London

    LONDON: Besides the fact that I was a first timer to the UK, I was interested to appreciate London, a city with about 8.982 million (2019) people coming from a country with a population of slightly over two million. Botswana’s population can only...

  • Limbo relives lion, elephant attacks

    LONDON: At the Botswana’s High Commission here, Limbo relives a heart-wrenching experience of escape when his life could have easily ended in the thickets of his home village, Satau, in the Chobe District.As a retiree, his life now revolves around...

  • Mbaiwa tells Botswana's story at Oxford University

    Mbaiwa is a Professor of Tourism Studies, Okavango Research Institute and University of Botswana.He led a lecture on the UK Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill and its implications to conservation and livelihoods.His main story was that...

  • Arrest Khama – Mthimkhulu tells UK

    Khama was recently in the UK advocating for a ban on trophy hunting and lobbying the House of Commons. The minister indicated that the House of Commons should be aware that "Khama is a fugitive running away from the law"."Khama has...

  • Southern African hopes raised in UK lobby

    Speaking here this morning, Godfrey Engliton, the Botswana High Commission Minister Counsellor, said that even if the Trophy Hunting (Import Prohibition) Bill goes to its second reading at the House of Commons on Friday this week, the six countries...

  • Mthimkhulu kicks off Westminster lobby

    Earlier today, Mthimkhulu was due to address a Botswana delegation at the High Commission here on the country’s position regarding the second reading of the United Kingdom’s Trophies Hunting (Importation Prohibition) Bill.According to the British...

  • Resignation complicates Mahalapye East

    This is a hostile constituency that the opposition party fortuitously usurped from the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in the 2019 polls. And of course, the ruling BDP is still hurting as a result of the loss. It was chiefly aided by Ian Khama, who...

  • BPP retains Molapise

    The announcement of the party's decision was made yesterday (Monday). The appointment puts an end to speculation surrounding the recent unofficial race to replace Molapise, signalling his enduring presence in the BPP. Politicians Ignatius...

  • Editors hail meeting Masisi

    With a chequered history that Botswana’s private media and the Office of the President (OP) have for the longest time been like oil and water, with open mistrusts between the parties, last week’s meetings organised by the OP provided a fertile...

  • Kereng ‘betrays’ Masisi

    Mmegi has received information that Kereng’s main crime is that she allegedly had a private meeting with former president Ian Khama in South Africa recently without prior knowledge of her principal, an offence that is considered to be a betrayal of...

  • The newsroom debate

    Although there is a provision for supplementary voter registration in the law, the authorities must be worried as the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) target of registering at least 1.3 million people for the impending polls remains just...

  • Media role in electoral processes

    Thomas Nkhoma, is the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Botswana chapter chairperson and a media scholar. As the country has started its journey to the 2024 General Election, he asserts that the ideal role of the media in electoral processes...

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