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  • BDF Unhappy With One-year Financial Cycle

    October 9, 2018 4:00 AM 44

    Addressing the on-going Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) last week, the BDF commander Lieutenant General Placid Segokgo said the current financial cycle duration of a year for BDF to facilitate their programmes is not adequate. He disclosed that to purchase military equipment they need intensive engagements and acquisition hence the one-year financial

  • Kgoroba Takes A Jab At Mabaila

    October 9, 2018 4:00 AM 39

    However, political foes both within the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and the opposition viewed these as a strategy by Mabaila to lure voters to his corner. A day after being slapped with a five-year suspension by his party, Mabaila held another such event this weekend, and it was graced by former president Ian Khama. The area Member of Parliament

  • A Lunch Hour Session Of Marimba

    October 9, 2018 4:00 AM 37

    Marimba has a very cool, unique sound but both bands which were mostly made of students found a way to own the entire session. Bot River as visitors from the Western Cape played some of the songs, which seemed very challenging. One of the amazing things about this group is they were almost always learning new songs. The audience though seated most of the time was cheerful

  • Nthompe Bags Botswana Life Marathon

    October 8, 2018 2:00 PM 34

    Sesebo Matlapeng of Diacore Runners Club followed him closely. The two were separated by mini seconds with Matlapeng registering 1:08:10:5. Tholego Keitshekile came third with a time of 1:10:03. Speaking to Sport Monitor afterwards, Nthompe said he was impressed with the time that he had clocked. “We are going towards the end of the season and fatigue

  • Zebras refuse to train over allowances

    October 8, 2018 1:21 PM 33

    The national team went into camp last night as it prepares for crucial back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burkina Faso. Sources said the players had demanded to be paid, and wanted to meet BFA officials before training. "They wanted outstanding allowances from the recent Zimbabwe and Namibia games. They sought a meeting with the BFA, where

  • Masisi attends London Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference

    October 8, 2018 9:33 AM 34

    in endangered fauna and flora. This is in recognition of the significant scale and detrimental economic, social and environmental consequences of the illegal trade in wildlife. As a result, Botswana has, over the years, made a number of policy advances to promote wildlife management and conservation,” the press release read. The conference will provide

  • How the alcohol levy nearly killed St Louis

    October 8, 2018 4:00 AM 36

    The Ministry of Health and Wellness last year commissioned the Botswana Institute of Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) to study the impact of the alcohol levy. Government officials have slowly revealed titbits from the study as they traverse the country in the ongoing consultations on the levy and trading hours. The full study, made available recently

  • Pack Charlie murder case delayed for psychiatric assessment

    October 4, 2018 10:57 AM 37

    This time the delay is to allow the prosecution to send him for psychiatric assessment. Charlie, believed to be a drug addict, is alleged to have stabbed his own mother to death with a knife in June this year at Ginger-Broadhurst location in Gaborone. is yet to send him for psychiatric assessment booked for next year at the Sbrana Psychiatric Hospital

  • Exit of police officers creates DPP workload woes

    September 27, 2018 1:18 PM 54

    Until recently the officers have been appearing in courts as prosecutors on behalf of DPP, but now they are reportedly sifting focus to their core mandate of investigation leaving the DPP to struggle with the increase of workload. He explained that there were about 8600 cases while they have only about 150 prosecutors. “This means that there is about

  • Angry mob beats thief to death

    September 26, 2018 10:31 AM 58

    The alleged thief was caught red-handed in one of the resident’s houses. An angry mob that appeared tired of his alleged habitual acts assaulted him to death. The officer commanding, senior superintendent Modise Gabatshwane confirmed they are investigating the murder case. are still withheld was caught red-handed in someone’s house and some people assaulted