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Baboki Kayawe
  • Elephants trample man to death

    The police say the incident was the first of its kind since the Boteti River started flowing in late 2000s, attracting herds of elephants and other wild animals in the village and other neigbouring places. Rakops Police Station Commander, Makgophe...

  • Matsha College burns on ‘accident anniversary’ night

    Acting Kgalagadi regional education director, Neo Tsietso confirmed the incident to Mmegi on Monday.  She added the extent of the damage was bad, as nothing has been sparred. “The kitchen has been burnt to ashes and all the items that...

  • Public service shrinkage reverses HIV/AIDS gains

    The research titled ‘2016 Botswana Investment: Investment Towards Effective HIV Prevention, Health System Strengthening and The End of AIDS’, further states that operations of clinical and administrative oversight are not keeping pace,...

  • Over 400 BHC houses vacant

    Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development, Nonofo Molefhi said Gaborone has 159 vacant houses.  Reacting to Francistown West Member of Parliament (MP) Ignatius Moswaane’s inquiry on why these houses were not rented out to public...

  • Research fund due for establishment

    The planned fund stems from the establishment of the Directorate of Research and Technology, whose draft bill awaits finalisation and Parliament enactment.  In the draft NDP, government says adequate capacity of the fund would be paramount to...

  • Blue-sky thinking overdue for climate change solutions

    United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for El Nino and Climate, Macharia Kamau, who left for Mozambique yesterday said at a media briefing that though Botswana has managed severe weather events “in a way that has not spilled...

  • Private candidates cause BEC outsourcing headache

    The problem is caused by the fact that BEC does not have a regional presence, hence no infrastructure to accommodate private candidates, the council has explained. BEC’s communications manager, Fingile Makgalemele said this when asked about...

  • Tobacco levy to fund anti-smoking initiatives

    Chief health officer, Setshwano Mokgweetsinyana told participants at the inaugural Anti-Tobacco Network (ATN) public lecture at the University of Botswana recently that communication would soon be issued detailing the criteria to access the...

  • UNFPA calls for effective sex education

    The 2016 report makes the case that few, if any, of the Sustainable Development Goals can be achieved if large swaths of humanity are unable to exercise their rights and realise their full potential. UNFPA Botswana’s Adolescent Sexual and...

  • Albinos demand specialised skin care

    They say high turnover in health care has lead to instances where prescriptions are not followed up by the initial consultants, hence confusion as to what exactly to believe.  Already, living in an extremely hot country, the albinism community...

  • Revised waste management legislation underway

    The policy will address existing gaps and deficiencies in the system, authorities have said. In the face of waste management challenges in the country exacerbated by population growth, ubarnisation, industrialisation as well as consumer behaviour...

  • Ecologist Hails Botswana For Great Conservation Efforts

    The Gaborone International Convention Centre was last Friday decorated with well-dressed, mesmerising conservationists and all those who are for environmental protection. As much as the attendants were eye-catching, dinned and wined, so was the...

  • Food production miserably fails national demand

    Botswana’s dairy production is characterised by a long-standing milk supply deficit with the import bill for the consumer stable standing at P147.9 million, Mmegi has learnt.  Local dairy producers are failing to meet the 60 million litres...

  • BIUST decries ‘wasteful’ research efforts

    Totolo made the concession in response to a question yesterday, during the launch of the BIUST strategy. An industry player questioned the rationale behind having many institutions with related mandates in a population of just over two...

  • Gov’t considers alternative tertiary funding models

    Government could in the near future roll out cost-sharing measures as evidenced by the strictly regulated higher education financing (government) through a quota system in the past two academic years. Under the new sponsorship system, tertiary...

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