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  • Khama takes potshots at Kgathi

    August 6, 2018 7:13 PM 30

    At the launch of Francisco Kgoboko Trust this morning Khama narrated how Kgathi tried to force him to cancel his acceptance to officiate at the event. Khama, who spoke at length against Kgathi, said he was shocked to hear the minister ordering him to cancel his participation at the launch. “Ke ratile go wa mo setilong… abo a nthaa a re: ‘mme ke kopa gore, you should

  • Musicians Fingered In Piracy

    July 31, 2018 4:00 AM 43

    From time immemorial, musicians from Botswana and the world have been crying foul that pirates are enjoying the fruits of their intellectual labour while some of them are wallowing in poverty having nothing to show for their sweat despite having been in the music industry for yonks. But recently it came to the fore that some musicians in Botswana are merely

  • Zimbabwe: First election without Mugabe

    July 30, 2018 9:22 AM 46

    The country's founding president, Mr Mugabe, was ousted last year after almost four decades in power. The main contenders in the presidential vote are incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa, of the ruling Zanu-PF party, and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. Polls give Mr Mnangagwa, thought to be 75, a narrow lead over his 40-year-old rival, who leads the MDC (Movement

  • Court blocks Caprivi refugees deportation, orders detainees' release

    July 25, 2018 12:44 PM 43

    Lobatse High Court judge, Godfrey Nthomiwa today ordered that the government should not deport 709 refugees who refused to sign for voluntary repatriation. He ordered that pending a review application to be lodged by the refugees no one should deport the refugees to Namibia/Caprivi strip. “The respondents or anyone purporting to act on their behalf are hereby

  • Police hunt for alleged Palapye taxi rapist

    July 25, 2018 10:39 AM 39

    According to police reports, the woman took a ride from the Extensions area to her rented house in Thomadithotse ward. There were other clients in the taxi when she embarked. After dropping off the other clients at Extension Four the taxi driver requested to pick another client up at Extension Seven, which is across the road opposite from Extension Four. The area is relatively

  • Members warned against riding the coattails of BNF

    July 24, 2018 2:10 PM 31

    “It is important to also note that party members through appropriate party structures are free to develop their own fundraising strategies for the benefit of their own interest and that of the party in general, provided they account for it. Those who ask for money in the party’s name must stop. This does not only compromise party growth, it is illegal

  • New Home For Mathako Man’s Family Of 15

    July 24, 2018 4:00 AM 29

    The organisers of Born and Raised Festival in conjunction with Bodulo Jwa Morena Apolistic Church handed over a home to him on Saturday. Gaotlhomolwe Taratiso could not hide his smile after so many years of suffering living in abject overty. When he officially accepted the house, Taratiso said it was God’s will that Bodulo Jwa Morena Apolistic Church

  • BPP, BMD challenge new constitution

    July 23, 2018 4:00 AM 30

    It has since emerged that two contracting parties, the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) and Botswana People’s Party (BPP) are challenging the registration of the amended constitution. This has pitted the other contracting partners, the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and the Botswana National Front (BNF) in one corner and BMD and BPP in another. The latest

  • Goodhope sub-district council buys Fong Kong vehicles

    July 23, 2018 4:00 AM 30

    Critics of the Fong Kong tag have sneered at the idea, saying the step was a drawback as culture all along has been to procure brand new vehicles from genuine car dealerships, Goodhope sub-district council’s chief executive officer, Robert Rabasimane admitted his sub-district had acquired the six vehicles from Mogoditshane, but hailed them as good secondhand

  • Debswana Q2 production jumps to 6.3m carats

    July 19, 2018 12:51 PM 30

    According to Anglo American’s second quarter production report released earlier today, Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa pumped out 3.2 million carats in the second quarter, while just over three million were recovered at Jwaneng over the same period. In the first quarter, Orapa and its neighbouring mines produced 2.8 million carats, while Jwaneng pumped