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Unimpressed: Yoboue had strong words for the Kimberley Process’ closing ceremony PIC: KPCS.ORG
Consensus paralysis: KP faces rocky road to reforms

Having failed to agree on debating Russia’s invasion of Ukraine after a four-hour stand-off in Kasane last week, Kimberley Process members are now focussed on reforming the global conflict diamonds body. However, the same consensus requirement that foiled the Russia debate is set to complicate negotiations on the reforms, notes Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI

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On the move: Makwala was told to leave the Athletes Village

BNOC attempts to evict Makwala

Attempts by the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) to evict 400m runner, Isaac Makwala from the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village in Birmingham this week, hit a brick wall.

Accused persons: The men implicated in the murder of Kopong teacher

Traditional doctor distances herself from murder

The fourth accused person in the gruesome murder of a teacher who was recently butchered at Kopong shocked multitudes who had thronged the Broadhurst Magistrate’s Court by distancing herself from the incident.

Seratiwa Tebogo (Mother) and her son Letsile Tebogo PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Kanye: The village that bore Botswana a world champion

KANYE: It is a village famous for giving Botswana its second president in the late Sir Ketumile Masire. Now, Kanye has returned to gift Botswana the world’s fastest U-20 runner in rising global star, Letsile Tebogo.

Thapelo Matsheka PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

'My husband never consulted traditional doctors'

Member of Parliament (MP) for Lobatse, Thapelo Matsheka’s spouse has refuted damning allegations made by the State that her husband consulted with numerous traditional doctors to avoid being arrested in relation to Tlotso Karema’s murder.

Panelists during this year’s Multichoice Botswana content Showcase event PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Multichoice slashes prices

MultiChoice Botswana has announced a decrease in prices in line with government’s recent Value Added Tax (VAT) reduction.

BURS headquarters PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

BURS case opens can of worms

The criminal case involving the alleged loss of millions of pula from the Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) is opening a can of worms.

Matsheka PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Matsheka’s short-lived political career

Since former minister of finance and current Member of Parliament (MP) for Lobatse, Dr Thapelo Matsheka was relegated from presiding over the country’s coffers to a junior minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development, Matsheka has been trying to stand his ground and fight political wars. But in the latest development, his remarkable powers of political survival have finally run out, Staffers MOMPATI TLHANKANE and TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE trace his short-lived political career

Editor's Comment
Let the law take its course

When the news broke, a fierce debate ensued. While some members of the public believe that the law should take its cause, there is a section of the population that believes the move to detain the MP is politically motivated.Matsheka has been in the custody of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security since August 2 and the warrant of arrest was allegedly obtained on August 4, two days later.The issue of alleged ritual murders has never been an...

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