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  • Obama's trip to Kenya raises security concerns

    Al-Shabaab militants in East Africa are now posing new worries for the President's trip to Kenya this week. CNN has learned that, in just the last week, the U.S. military has conducted nearly half a dozen secret air strikes in Somalia against al...

  • Parental abuse is real

    As much as incidents of parental abuse are common, parents do not usually talk about it openly because they either feel embarrassed, scared or even protective towards their abusive children. Below are some examples of the lives of abused...

  • Magang inspires young leaders

    It is also a great delight to be among such a promising gathering of the leaders of tomorrow. Certainly, when I’m in the midst of young people bristling with vim and vitality as you do, I too feel much younger than my 70-plus years!...

  • Tribute to staff association leaders of yester-year

    A dream of seeing their conditions of service improved, and a dream of seeing Public Service employees desisting from oppressing each other and oppressing themselves. Indeed, I have a dream of ensuring that the exploitation of union members by their...

  • President Khama speaks on Public Service Day

    I wish to commend and appreciate all Public Officers for the service they have been rendering to the nation for the past 49 years since we attained Independence in 1966. Having started from a humble beginning as a country, we owe our gratitude as a...

  • New Horizons' historic encounter with Pluto

    Data in its first call home since Tuesday's flyby suggest the spacecraft experienced no upsets as it hurtled past the icy world at 14km/s (31,000mph). The signal came through a giant dish in Madrid, Spain - part of a Nasa network of communications...

  • Pastor orders congregation to eat a snake, they say it tastes like chocolate

    Members of Prophet Penuel's End Times Disciples Ministries in Soshanguve, Pretoria ate parts of a snake, believing it would become chocolate. Images posted onto the church's social media sites show Penuel dangling a live snake and dropping it into...

  • Dare to Dream - Magang speaks to the youth

    It is a great honour to be patron of the 2015 Youth Leadership Training Programme.  It is also a great delight to be among such a promising gathering of the leaders of tomorrow. Certainly, when I’m in the midst of young people bristling...

  • Edrevo receives Orange unique prize award

    The prize sponsored by the Orange Foundation for showcasing her distinct product EDREVO (EducationalRevolution). EDREVO is an educational board game set to revolutionize the education system and students outlook on studying by making it fun and...

  • ‘I wanted To Prove I’m No Weakling’

    Masisi says  it was the political under-currents, the muted challenge to his standing as both the Vice President and future head of state that triggered him into action to prove to all that he is no weakling. “There was muted challenge...

  • My Dear Idol, Guma Moyo

    Your stories about your amazing success in life, how you easily make millions in Botswana, left me with nothing but admiration. I would later in life learn of how your cash power literally built the BMD machine when you became one of its founders....

  • Make your kids money wise

    It does not matter what item your child wants today or tomorrow, some are cheap, some are expensive. Without careful planning, buying these “gifts” out of guilt or embarrassment (or because your child really deserves it) will put a large...

  • Being raised by EX- BDF soldier

    My acquaintances call me James. I am a young man of 20 years and I have four siblings.  I was introduced to this world by two loving parents. I say “loving parents” because their presence, joy and happiness always seemed to follow me...

  • Peo University

    Is it that as Batswana we are now caught up in this syndrome of ‘Botswana this, Botswana that’; Is it that we are not creative enough? Following the announcement by the ministry of agriculture that BCA is to transform into a university,...

  • Khama and the making of a sovereign nation (Part 2)

    I mention these Setswana expressions to demonstrate that these principles are not mere imported slogans but are rooted in our social and political culture and lend themselves to vivid illustration and to interpretation quite sophisticated enough to...

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