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  • Cousin Killer Suspect Denied Bail

    June 26, 2018 4:00 AM 84

    As if that was not enough, his attorney Nkosana Ngwenya was nowhere to be seen, his mobile phone unreachable. Reports came the following day that Ngwenya was arrested for residing in Botswana illegally. Ngwenya has since been denied bail with Tsametse’s case continuing this week. On March 13, Tsametse was arrested by the police for questioning over the murder

  • Arting Health For Impact Hosts Street Art Family Fun Day

    June 25, 2018 3:00 PM 135

    The event included a Family Fun Day with music and entertainment, child-friendly art and activities as well as information stalls set up by AHIP partners. These gave the public a chance to appreciate art, health and youth development initiatives in the country. The installation was a three-part public art mural, where some of the renowned local artists

  • Heavily armed police presence ends Caprivians' hunger strike

    June 25, 2018 4:00 AM 127

    On the eve of the World Refugee Day commemoration on Wednesday, Dukwi Refugee Camp – some 130km northwest of Francistown – resembled a crisis-laden zone with a heavy presence of armed members of riot police, otherwise called Special Support Group (SSG). Caprivians from Namibia’s Caprivi Strip had planned an indefinite hunger and sit-in strike in front

  • Kgosi re-joins civil service

    June 25, 2018 4:00 AM 84

    If President Mokgweetsi Masisi endorses the appointment, Kgosi will replace senior private secretary to the former president Ian Khama, George Tlhalerwa who is said to be retiring in a fortnight. Khama is said to prefer Kgosi to be his senior private secretary. Kgosi was Khama’s first private secretary for 10 years when he [Khama] was the Vice President

  • Kgosi, Khama relationship: Most feared duo back together

    June 25, 2018 4:00 AM 78

    Khama adorned his long time bosom confidante, Colonel Isaac Kgosi with the award of Presidential Order of Honour. The award is given to a citizen who has rendered efficient and devoted service to Botswana. The fact that Khama honoured Kgosi at the 11-hour of his presidency demonstrated their close relationship and most importantly showed that the president

  • BNF exempts Mochudi East from primaries

    June 21, 2018 5:00 AM 105

    The BNF CC said going forward they would not hold primary elections in areas where they participated in bye-elections in a space of eight months and less. Other constituencies that have asked for extension of primary elections in their area include Thamaga/Kumakwane and Gaborone South. The two constituencies were supposed to hold their primaries this weekend

  • Canada legalises recreational marijuana use

    June 20, 2018 1:35 PM 98

    The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold. Canadians will be able to buy and consume cannabis legally as early as this September. The country is the second worldwide to legalise the drug's recreational use. Uruguay became the first

  • Matambo updates Parly on Botswana debts

    June 20, 2018 12:59 PM 89

    Matambo was responding to a question from the Selebi-Phikwe West MP Dithapelo Keorapetse in Parliament yesterday. Keorapetse had asked for the names of international financial institutions including regional one owed and how much each institution is owed, including the original loan amount, interest charged, outstanding balance to be paid and the terms

  • Another fake Zimbabwean lawyer arrested

    June 20, 2018 12:47 PM 91

    The two were arrested on suspicions of forgery, and practicing law without proper qualifications, and documentation. Ngwenya an illegal immigrant charged with forgery is a qualified lawyer who has been operating a law firm in Phase 2 location in Gaborone without residence and work permits. Ngwenya, also charged with obtaining by false pretences is alleged

  • CNN documents Ngoni's work

    June 20, 2018 11:16 AM 85

    The exhibition, which is for a CNN documentary about the artist and his work, will open at 6 pm and is open to the general public. Ngoni has had a number of exhibitions at Thapong over the years, hence the decision to use the venue for filming. He said the venue takes a very special place in his artistic career. All local parties mentioned would partner