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  • US parliament passes bill to save Okavango Delta

    July 19, 2018 10:12 AM 30

    The bipartisan legislation promotes sustainable economic development and conservation across Africa’s critical Okavango River Basin, which supports more than one million Angolans, Botswanans and Namibians, as well as the largest remaining elephant population in the world. “The Okavango Delta supports the economic livelihoods of over a million people

  • Silence of the Lambs

    July 16, 2018 4:00 AM 30

    His pledge to leading an inclusive Government with people at the centre of the debate is the recipe for success and prosperity. Whilst the Masisi Review may be unpalatable to many, his approach is not entirely about hunting. It’s about appropriate land use, and how to engage rural communities in wildlife-based management. To date there has been a chronic

  • Trouble brewing at BDP NYEC

    July 16, 2018 4:00 AM 30

    Mmegi has learnt that campaigns for the position is dividing committee members, since three of its members are contesting for the same position. This, according to a source, has prevented the committee from convening meetings. Some members within the committee have complained that the current chairperson, Simon Mavange Moabi wants to impose his favourite

  • Court denies CMB time in mega-money battle

    July 16, 2018 4:00 AM 29

    However, the three-men bench of Justices Ian Kirby, Singh Walia and David Brand declined to postpone the matter on reasons that there was no proper application before them, and that there was no valid reason raised for a postponement. They ordered that the matter continue as scheduled, more so that all relevant papers have been filed by both parties

  • It’s One Night with Maxy

    July 15, 2018 4:00 AM 29

    Maxy, who boasts of 13 albums in her 18 years career told the media on Wednesday that she will headline the show that also boasts international artists like Pure Gold. “I want other artists to be inspired by this. I have long wanted to do this,” she said. She said the venue at Tlotlo will only accommodate 900 people and only 600 tickets will be sold. “I know it’s a small

  • Boko's motion of no confidence thrown out

    July 10, 2018 4:34 PM 39

    Thirty five MPs voted against the motion following the debates while 11 voted for Masisi to vacate the office. Three did not take part in the voting. Boko had moved a motion which called on the House to pass a motion of no confidence on Masisi who had just reached 100 days in office as the President on Monday after ascending to the presidency on April

  • Waar WasJy To Donate To Charity

    July 10, 2018 4:00 AM 45

    Speaking at a media briefing on Friday, the festival organiser, Lecco Kenosi said after a three-year break, they brought back the series with a bigger and better plan. “We sat down as Waar WasJy and decided to come up with ideas to put Botswana first,” he said. Lecco said they then identified BSD as a way to give back to the community. He said they have reserved

  • Citizens Penetrate Tourism Sector

    July 10, 2018 4:00 AM 34

    Out of the 1,749 licensed operators, 1,238 are citizen-owned whilst non-citizens own 257 and the remaining 254 are joint ventures between locals and non-citizens. The reserved tourism categories for citizens include Bed and Breakfast, guesthouses, mobile safaris, dugout canoes and transfer of guests between airports and hotels. Speaking during the official

  • Ugandan Bikers Ride For African Passport

    July 10, 2018 4:00 AM 27

    Trans Africa in a 100cc Yamaha crux motorbike that started from Uganda on May 25, 2018. Okoth told The Monitor when they passed through Botswana last week that they are advocating for the African Passport. The African Union (AU) is pursuing a path of closer integration through the launch of a common passport that would grant visa-free access to all 54-member

  • Kang Pan Target Spot For Stock Theft

    July 10, 2018 4:00 AM 28

    Through their ongoing Kgomo-Khumo anti-stock theft operation in the area the police have established that stock thieves are using the pan as their target spot to round up and steal unbranded cattle. In their mission to curb the alarming stock theft and cross-border cattle rustling cases in the area the police recently launched the ongoing Kgomo-Khumo