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Bame Piet
  • Tips for Festive Season

    Do not try to please everybody Some of us will be travelling long distances to meet our relatives, old friends, in-laws, as well as those irritating former primary school classmates who always demand some form of recognition. Yeah, they have made it...

  • The year 2017

    January Inauguration of Donald Trump January saw the inauguration of what seems to be the world’s most hated United States President in Donald Trump who became the 45th President. He immediately reversed majority of his successor Barrack...

  • Electoral Bill introduces EVM paper trail

    “The Bill introduces (a) VVPAT printer to ensure that votes are supplemented by a permanent paper record of each electronic vote for purposes of auditing electronic ballots,” says the Bill presented by the Minister of Presidential Affairs...

  • 'Tshekedi II' reference offends Tshekedi

    However, TK gets very hot under the colour when anybody refers to him as Tshekedi II, whether joking or during an official event. He revealed his displeasure at an event last Thursday where a director of ceremonies invited him to the podium but...

  • Tshekedi calls for more transparency in tourism sector

    Addressing journalists on the sidelines of tourism symposium here, Tshekedi said the current arrangement where the government does not have any specific figures on the money collected by tourist centres such as hotels, lodges and safari camps in...

  • Libyan Ambassador furious with slave auction report

    Hamid said that the report was false and intended to tarnish the image of Libya which is struggling to recover from 2011 uprising that resulted in the country’s bombing campaign by NATO and subsequent toppling of long time ruler and dictator...

  • Can govít cure self-inflicted Ďcancerí?

    At a pub in a township just less than 20 kilometres outside Gaborone, a group of youth are enjoying their drinks on a Saturday afternoon, probably after attending a funeral or preparing for a wedding in the neighbourhood. Social events and...

  • Three countries sign water supply agreement with Lesotho

    The ministers responsible for water supply in the respective countries met in Kasane last week to give green light to the commencement of a feasibility study of the project. The study to be funded by the African Development Bank to the tune of...

  • Dingake laments poor human rights in Africa

    Making a presentation at the 2017 Annual Jurists Conference in Kenya this week, Dingake said although human rights are enshrined or codified in many African constitutions, governments and individuals do not fully embrace the humanity of every...

  • P34m goes to waste in Boatle-Gaborone road

    The old road was resealed and had shoulders widened at approximately P34.4 million. The Gaborone-Boatle Road has reached its design life and there is need for its reconstruction to address the pavement distress and also accommodate the current...

  • Zuma urges Khama to help in addressing Africaís problems

    Speaking during the session of Bi-National Commission (BNC), he said Khama has set a good example of abiding by the country’s Constitution limiting the Presidency to two terms, saying leaders should not have any excuses to manipulate the law to...

  • SADC to meet urgently over Zimbabwe

    South African Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maite Nkoana Mashabane landed in Gaborone yesterday afternoon to meet with SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stegomena Lawrence Tax, other diplomats and high level dignitaries from the region. The closed-door...

  • Life after Mugabe long planned Ė Selolwane

    A former lecturer of Sociology at the University of Botswana, Onalenna Selolwane says she is not surprised that there is a military coup in Zimbabwe because it was long in the pipeline. A civil society activist, she says she was once invited to a...

  • One manís holy war on religious commercialization

    One such example of a revolutionary is Bino Mogano who has declared war on religious entrepreneurship and indoctrination saying this should be nipped in the bud. Mmegi Staffer BAME PIET sat down with the man and shares excerpts from his book The...

  • Who will deputise Masisi?

    In the immediate period when he tests the waters at the Office of the President as the first citizen between April 1 and the 2019 general elections, Masisi needs a strong Vice President who will help revive the party that is facing dwindling popular...

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