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Disappointed: Accommodating former president Khama, who is considered a fugitive from the courts, has caused tensions between Botswana, SA and Eswatini PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Masisi slams SA, Eswatini for ‘aiding, abetting’ Khama

Just last month, Foreign Affairs minister, Dr Lemogang Kwape told Mmegi that Botswana and South Africa relations remained strong despite differences in agreements such as the revenue distribution of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and differences on whether government should impose a trade ban on some commodities or not.

Bangwato elders holding a meeting in Serowe PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Fresh bid on to bring Khama home

Bagammangwato royal uncles and tribal elders have expressed their urgent plea for the return of former president Ian Khama to Botswana. In a statement, delivered after a meeting with Khama in Eswatini during the Easter Holiday, they highlight concerns over alleged harassment and destabilisation of the Gammangwato tribe by the Masisi administration, as well as persecution of Khama's family.

President Masisi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

I was ready to walk away from De Beers – Masisi

Reflecting on his gambit that rattled a diamond giant, President Mokgweetsi Masisi this week while addressing Botswana envoys, lit a torch for all to see the plight Batswana endured at the hand of a secretive deal between Botswana and De Beers, expressing great descent on what he calls “a deal fraudulent and fraught with error”. Albeit praise for Botswana far and near as a diamond success story, Masisi thinks the country was duped, conned and tricked, Mmegi Staffer TIMOTHY LEWANIKA writes.

Masisi  visits SA's tragic Limpopo 45 bridge tomorrow

Masisi visits SA's tragic Limpopo 45 bridge tomorrow

President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi is set to embark on the long-awaited trip to South Africa (SA) tomorrow to visit the Mmamatlakala Bridge, where 45 Batswana pilgrims lost their lives.

Six of 45 bodies of Limpopo bus crash to arrive home

Six of 45 bodies of Limpopo bus crash to arrive home

Bodies of the pilgrims who perished in a horror bus crash in Limpopo, South Africa during Easter holidays are starting to be repatriated home after six identifiable bodies were expected to arrive in Botswana today (Friday).

Shashe river

Two Church members drown during baptism

FRANCISTOWN: Police are investigating a drowning incident which claimed the lives of two Salvation church members at Shashe river.

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Francistown residents warned against obstructing storm water drains

FRANCISTOWN: Francistown District Commissioner (DC) Chabongwa Matseka has issued a stern warning to residents of the city to refrain from disposing of trash into storm water drains, especially amidst the ongoing floods in the southern region of the nation.

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Government’s efforts commendable!

Since the news broke, the government made sure to work hand in hand with the South African government to assist the families of the victims. The two countries came together to help the families identify the bodies of their loved ones through DNA testing. The government also announced that they would assist families with food for mourners before the funerals.Even though the deceased persons were mostly residents of Molepolole, the government...

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