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Baboki Kayawe
  • Late screening, poor facilities spur kidney diseases – Association

    The society’s concerns come after Parliament learnt last week that there are currently 351 patients on kidney dialysis throughout the country, with a total of 10 transplants done since 2011, all of them outside Botswana. Society founder, Kitso...

  • Rain fed agriculture increases food insecurity

    Furthermore, the imperatives of climate change impose serious challenges on nations’ ability to feed themselves, thus requiring alternative innovative ways to combat the adverse effects of such impositions.  The Minister of Agriculture,...

  • UB logo mix up questions certificates’ authenticity

    SRC president, Bakotelo Mmipi said his office has been awash with complaints regarding the matter. He added that an academic facility of UB’s calibre must be consistent and avoid instances where the authenticity of academic qualifications is...

  • Molao pleads ignorance of ghost students

    ‘Ghost students’ is a term used for non-existent tertiary students, even those who have completed higher studies, but continue to receive the monthly P1,400 living allowance given to government-sponsored learners.  Assistant...

  • Tough times upon Batswana as drought deepens

    While President Ian Khama officially launched the region’s appeal for P26bn in humanitarian aid in the wake of the devastating El Niño event on Tuesday, farmers looked to the gods for rain with anticipation.  The southern African...

  • Hormonal birth control to curb pregnancies, unsafe abortions

    A sexual reproductive health specialist, Lesego Mokganya has revealed that 65% of pregnancies were unplanned while 35% were unwanted as contained in a study conducted in Francistown between 2007 and 2009. On a national scale, she said, the Botswana...

  • Massive measles, rubella vaccination campaign kicks-off

    Rubella infections generally cause relatively mild diseases in children, but in adolescents and adults, may affect joints and the brain, health experts say. Rubella infection in pregnant women can cause foetal deaths or congenital defects, with over...

  • Khama concerned about Turkey

    Yaeli was briefing the press on the recent developments in Turkey where some members of the Turkish Armed Forces attempted to stage a coup in Ankara and Istanbul particularly. The diplomat told local press at his residence yesterday that though his...

  • Relatives send blankets to Marina as winter bites

    This has raised concern that the hospital may be defeating efforts to control infectious diseases by allowing patients to check in with their own blankets to keep warm during the chilly nights, since the hospital does not have enough blankets or an...

  • Shortage of classrooms is artificial – Tshireletso

    Assistant minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Botlogile Tshireletso, told Parliament that over subscription of these facilities presented an artificial scarcity manifesting from parents’ preference of some facilities over the...

  • Unpaid govt water bill exceeds P100 million

    The minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Kitso Mokaila, made this startling revelation when responding to a question from Boteti East Member of Parliament Sethomo Lelatisistswe. The MP had queried why some government employees in his...

  • ‘50 Minutes for Children’ drive gains momentum

    The UN agency says the campaign challenges the widely held narrative that children’s rights are a borrowed Western ideology aimed at giving children rights over their parents. UNICEF Botswana head of external communications and advocacy,...

  • PMH denies ‘cash upfront or die’ policy

    The teacher employed on contract basis at Goodhope Senior Secondary School, met her fate while being transported to Princess Marina Hospital (PMH) when an ambulance she was travelling in collided with a truck along the Lobatse-Gaborone road near...

  • Cutting edge teachers’ publication hits shelves

    The Teacher’s magazine, as the publication is called, aims to “motivate teachers to do more under these rough and tough years” publisher, Baagi Tshoagong said. “It aims to motivate teachers where there are so many competing...

  • Khamas push Khumaga, Moreomaoto residents to court

    Failure by the two sides to reach common ground has left the concerned populations fearing dispossession of heritage, livelihoods and land, due to what they believe to be negotiation in bad faith by government in a heated altercation emanating from...

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