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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

  • 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

  • Fans bemoan night Top 8 final kick-off

    February 16, 2018 3:00 PM 2

    The organisers of this year’s final have already confirmed the match between Township Rollers and Orapa United will kick-off at 8pm, following the two previous seasons’ pattern. But some fans have taken to social media, arguing the late evening kick-off presents challenges to supporters travelling in and out of Francistown for the final. The Francistown

  • Air cleared over ‘fake’ traditional games forum

    February 16, 2018 3:00 PM 2

    Middleton was due to fly out to Antalya, Turkey to take part in the first World Ethnosport Forum on Saturday and Sunday. However, there was a statement circulating on the internet, claiming the event was fake. But Middleton told Mmegi Sport that he was unaware of the statement, insisting he is attending a genuine conference. “The conference is legit

  • I won’t go back until they apologise – Zakhem

    February 16, 2018 3:00 PM 2

    Talks over Zakhem’s return have heightened in recent days following the resignation of chairperson, Rapula Okaile this week. Zakhem was at the helm during GU’s purple patch, which saw them win a league title and two Mascom Top 8 titles between 2009 and 2015. However, ownership wrangles began to eat into the team, and Zakhem opted out, which gave birth

  • TAFIC await toothless Lions in abandoned den

    February 16, 2018 3:00 PM 2

    But they have since abandoned that home base and are back in Gaborone. The Lions learnt it was a mistake to drag Matjimenyenga to the Francistown Council Stadium, where the strugglers suffered a 2-1 defeat in the first round. Tomorrow, TAFIC will be the one taking Lions to the council stadium. Gilport are on a rebuilding mission after losing 16 players

  • UDC NEC in a stalemate over Congress

    February 15, 2018 8:05 PM 2

    Highly placed sources close to the development told Mmegi that the meeting, which was scheduled to end with a Press Conference at 4pm, could not end on time as the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) wants the upcoming congress to be ‘consultative’ while the other parties want it to be ‘decisive’. Another source however claims that the issue was eventually

  • Police conclude investigations in 'Goromente' case

    February 15, 2018 12:58 PM 3

    Appearing before Extension II Chief Magistrate, Batho Kgerethwa today, the prosecution stated that they are currently waiting for the affidavit from serious crimes department. The prosecution said after receiving the affidavit, they will be ready to refer the docket to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for assessment. The prosecution also said their