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  • EU statement on the execution of Tselayarona

    February 19, 2018 5:41 PM

    The EU Heads of Mission in Botswana deplore that Joseph Tselayarona was executed on 17 February 2018 and recall the EU's principled position against the use of capital punishment, which can never be justified. irrevocable and irreversible, which is why most of the countries in the world have stopped applying it. We call on Botswana to initiate a public

  • USA: Chinese anger over stolen Terracotta warrior thumb

    February 19, 2018 10:45 AM

    The 2,000-year-old statue, worth $4.5m (£3.2m), is one of 10 on loan to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Last week, Michael Rohana was charged with theft and concealment of a major artwork, and later released on bail. The Terracotta Army is one of China's most important archaeological finds. According to court documents, Mr Rohana, 24, was attending

  • Lax govt depts vex PPADB

    February 19, 2018 4:00 AM

    The Board’s observations come as ministries come under increasing pressure to tighten project delivery and cost management, in the age of declining national budget revenues. A Project Management Office is being set up in the Office of the President to govern across all line ministries. PPADB executive chairperson, Bridget John said two audits of mega projects

  • Billions flow as parastatals' spending freeze eases

    February 19, 2018 4:00 AM

    The billions of pula more in grants that parastatals are set to receive in the next financial year fly in the face of the Finance Ministry’s stated austerity policy for public funds, especially those spent in the generally loss-making parastatal sector. In his budget speech last Monday, finance minister, Kenneth Matambo pledged to crack down on losses

  • Royal Moscow Ballet returns yet again

    February 18, 2018 4:00 AM

    Addressing the media at a press briefing on Wednesday, the managing director of OP Advertising, Francis Gleeson said they will be bringing the Royal Moscow Ballet back to the country because they want to share the Russian culture with Batswana through ballet dance. He added that the concert would also give local ballet school children an opportunity

  • Rapula quits as legal showdown looms

    February 16, 2018 3:34 PM 2

    GU general manager, Olebile Sikwane said Okaile cited personal reasons for leaving the club without elaborating. He said Okaile’s departure was a “monumental blow” to the struggling Gaborone giants, who have, at times, failed to shell out players’ dues. He was the chief financier and a leader. At the time, we will have to go to (Nicholas) Zakhem to assist

  • China: Woman joins handbag in X-ray machine

    February 16, 2018 3:34 PM 2

    Staff at Dongguan Railway Station in southern China were shocked to find the silhouette of the train commuter on their X-ray monitors. An online video showed the bizarre incident took place on Sunday during the Lunar New Year travel rush. After climbing off the conveyor belt, the woman checked her bags and left. Extraordinary X-ray images show the woman

  • Pabalinga promises successful CUCSA games

    February 16, 2018 3:00 PM 2

    He was, however, this week given a mammoth task of leading a team to organise the 2018 Confederation of University and College Sport Association (CUCSA) Games to be held in Gaborone in June. Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) chairperson, Solly Reikeletseng announced the members of the local organising committee (LOC) this week, with Pabalinga

  • BPL autonomy talks gain momentum after SA trip

    February 16, 2018 3:00 PM 2

    This comes in the wake of the BPL board’s trip to South Africa for a benchmarking exercise at the Premier Soccer League (PSL). The BPL has for years advocated for independence from the mother body in order to, amongst others, be able to negotiate its own sponsorship. Although the association has always stated that the BPL would have to be autonomous

  • Crosbie part of strong field for Malotwane race

    February 16, 2018 3:00 PM 2

    A challenge track awaits the riders, and Crosbie said he is excited to be back. “I am looking forward to the race especially that it rained. I am also going to be wearing the colours of my new sponsors Peak Yamaha, NS Race Team, USN Botswana and De Vrye Transport,” he said. Crosbie said he is still at recovery stage and will make sure his body retains