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Spira Tlhankane
  • KAZA states summit to tackle trophy hunting ban

    This comes after the Bill passed through the House of Commons at a second reading in March. The Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill seeks to ban the importation of legally obtained wildlife trophies from Botswana and other African countries...

  • Tsogwane: Holding onto an elusive dream

    “I have a dream,” is Martin Luther King’s famous 1963 speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, but Tsogwane also dreams of a ‘joyous daybreak’. Tsogwane’s dream includes a Bible, his right hand raised and the Chief Justice on the...

  • We resolved to never get blacklisted again – Masisi

    This, he said, is to ensure that the two small countries never return to the infamous blacklist. Masisi, who discussed with The Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis at the two-day Global Citizen NOW 2024 Summit held in New York, USA recently,...

  • Thankless UDC orphaned Mahalapye East – Saleshando

    Boko, who was also a member of UDC founding member, Botswana National Front (BNF) unexpectedly quit politics citing many reasons amongst them ‘betrayals’ and ‘backstabbing’ which he said were suffocating him. The former youthful Member of...

  • The BCP’s confirmed 54

    Simasiku Oscar Mapulanga - ChobeFollowing their exit from the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) managed to keep Simasiku Oscar Mapulanga under the lime banner as other legislators and councillors opted of the...

  • Poor veggie supply rattles tourism sector

    Last December, government extended the ban for another two years to have it run into 2025.The first veggie ban came into effect on January 1, 2022, targeting 16 vegetables such as onion, butternut, tomato, watermelon, carrot, potato, cabbage and...

  • Masisi’s most expensive golf ball

    The applause that followed his swing hinted at something special, but no one anticipated just how special it would be: that same golf ball would fetch a staggering P350,000 at auction a few hours later. Yes, you read that right. The BDP auctioned off...

  • BDP accepts BCP’s presidential debate challenge

    Presidential debates are regarded by some as the rightful stage for candidates to sell their party policy positions in order to influence how voters decide. BCP president, Dumelang Saleshando, was recently launched by his party as the presidential...

  • The magic number 31

    Speaking of October 2024, that is the month of the General Election and it ends on the 31st. Most months of the year have 31 days and besides October others are January, March, May, July, August and December.That is just a fun fact but the...

  • My 2014 loss was suitable – Saleshando

    He suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Umbrella for Democratic Change's (UDC) Phenyo Butale in a David vs Goliath encounter.Saleshando failed to retain the Gaborone Central MP seat, the constituency he had wrestled from Botswana...

  • BCP targets 31 MP seats, salivates at ‘fertile’ ground

    The party is convinced that the political ground is more fertile than ever. Currently, their main rivals the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) are battling primaries' demons while the Umbrella for Democratic Change’s (UDC) centre cannot hold...

  • They didn’t want us near their European mission – Saleshando

    The Trophy Hunting (Import Prohibition) Bill was passed by the UK’s House of Commons at a second reading on Friday. A ban on importation of hunting trophies could affect areas like Ngami and Okavango where local communities live near and with...

  • Botswana, Zambia sign 10 instruments of cooperation

    At the invitation of Hichilema, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi undertook a working visit to Livingstone, Zambia this week. The two Heads of State were accompanied by their respective delegations consisting of Cabinet Ministers and senior...

  • Botswana ramps up interest in ‘climate smart’ aquaponics

    Aquaculture is breeding, raising and harvesting fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants and it is the fastest growing food production system in the world. Therefore, aquaponics, an avenue that Botswana aims to explore, combines aquaculture with...

  • Treacherous bill an insult to us – Masisi

    Speaking at a media brief on Saturday, he said the British have no choice but to listen to Botswana, whose position is that trophy hunting is a way of controlling wild animal numbers and a source of income for communities. “I wish I had a vote in...

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