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NAIROBI, KENYA - 2018/05/31: A protestor carries a placard as Kenyans protested in the streets of the capital city Nairobi. Protesters took to the streets to call on the government to arrest people involved in massive corruption scandals. In a recent scandal involving National Youth Service (NYS), the Kenyan government lost Ksh9 billion in dubious tender deals PIC: Allan Muturi/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
NAIROBI, KENYA - 2018/05/31: A protestor carries a placard as Kenyans protested in the streets of the capital city Nairobi. Protesters took to the streets to call on the government to arrest people involved in massive corruption scandals. In a recent scandal involving National Youth Service (NYS), the Kenyan government lost Ksh9 billion in dubious tender deals PIC: Allan Muturi/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Enduring message: Young girls and women still form the majority of new HIV infections PIC: PHOTOMON
Girls, women still at higher HIV risk as world marks AIDS Day

This week, the African Union (AU) Commission, UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria joined the rest of the world to commemorate World AIDS Day 2021 under the theme "End Inequalities. End AIDS".

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Turkey ambassador in Botswana, Buyukkarakas

Turkey doles out scholarships

Every year, Turkish government offers scholarships to thousands of students all over the world to continue their undergraduate or postgraduate studies in Turkish universities over a variety of academic programmes. Applications to the Turkish scholarships for the next academic year has recently opened and will be accepted until 20 Feb 2022.

Thapelo Matsheka out PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Masisi takes nemesis head on

Former Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development Thapelo Matsheka has been dropped from cabinet, apparently after a bitter fallout with his principal, President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

kgafela II PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

'Masisi never attempted to bring Kgafela home'

While President Mokgweetsi Masisi vowed during the 2019 elections campaign that he would not rest until Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Kgosi, Kgafela II is back home, it has been claimed that no efforts have been made in that regard.

Mpho Balopi PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Challenging moment for Balopi

FRANCISTOWN: Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) secretary-general (SG), Mpho Balopi reportedly intends to contest for the position of chairperson in the party, and it is clear that victory for him will be a huge personal triumph.

Still sealed. State House 4. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Khama accuses DIS of defying court order

Former president Ian Khama has accused the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) of defying a court order that was issued granting him access to his State House 4.

The lap of luxury: Previous wealth reports indicated that the Okavango Delta is one of the favourite addresses for the world’s richest PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

Richest 1% in Botswana earn 20 times the national average

A new global report released by the World Inequality Lab this week estimates that the richest one percent of people in the country earned more than 20 times the average income of the rest of Batswana in 2021, underlining the gap between classes in the country. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI reports

Another minor drowns

Another minor drowns

Few days after five minors had drowned in Mosupe River in Moshupa, another five-year-old child drowned in Extension 11, in Gaborone.

Editor's Comment
More resources needed to fight crime

The Fight Crime Gaborone Facebook page is always filled with sad complaints of hard working Batswana who were robbed at knife point at some traffic lights or at their home gates when trying to get inside.These thugs have no mercy; they do not just threaten victims, they are always ready to use knives, and sadly, they damage car windows. While this happens at different traffic lights, there are those where such incidents happen more frequently...

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