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  • Homosexual video haunting Kalafatis family – Lawyer

    January 23, 2014 10:00 AM 43

    As the general public is awash with countless speculations as to the reason why the Kalafatis family is suffering their continuing ordeal, the family’s lawyer, Dick Bayford yesterday morning revealed on radio that the family is being systematically hunted down by state security because of an alleged controversial sex tape that the state security believe

  • The Capitol Hill Fox May Be The Only Good Thing About Congress These Days

    January 17, 2014 9:38 PM 33

    Cookie Smith shows off a normal egg and a "super egg" Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Abilene, Texas. Cookie Smith went to collect eggs from her three laying hens on Monday afternoon, and discovered one normal egg and one "super egg" in her coop. Bruschi, a four-year-old black and white Boston Terrier, who lives with his owner, Victoria Reed, in Grapevine

  • Why did the elephant cross the road? To avoid the drunks

    January 17, 2014 1:03 PM 24

    Every week, Inside Africa takes its viewers on a journey across Africa, exploring the true diversity and depth of different cultures, countries and regions. Follow host Errol Barnett on Twitter and Facebook. (CNN) -- Crossing the road can be dangerous -- even if you're the largest land animal on the planet. Thousands of elephants roam Chobe National

  • Salsa into 2014!

    January 16, 2014 10:09 AM 29

    The New Year brings the great opportunity of turning over a new leaf and trying new things. While compiling your resolutions list, perhaps you could consider adding a little salsa to spice up things and add some excitement ahead of the next 12 months. Thursday nights at Cigar Lounge in Phakalane are reserved strictly for salsa dancing. Salsa is a popular

  • 2014 primaries begets 40 independent candidates

    January 16, 2014 10:02 AM 27

    After many protests across all the political parties in the recent primary elections, the Independent of Electoral Commission (IEC) has already registered 40 independent candidates. 19 of the approved candidates are for council while four will run for the national assembly. According to the Principal Public Relations Officer, Osupile Maroba, the remaining

  • As we complete the race for Gaborone Central

    January 16, 2014 10:02 AM 16

    For the past two years some political bystanders wrote off the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) from the 2014 general elections. They have been humbled concurrently year in and year out. Some have on a number of occasions attacked the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), a partner in the UDC on fabricated allegations that BMD’s mandate is to cause

  • Kalafatis lawyer petitions Attorney General

    January 16, 2014 9:59 AM 17

    Kalafatis family lawyer Dick Bayford yesterday(Monday) appealed to the Attorney General Chambers on the shooting of Costa Kalafatis after the Commissioner of the Botswana Police Services declined to give him answers, claiming they were still investigating. Last week, Bayford served the police boss with a letter demanding answers and updates on the recent

  • Dead end for BNF and Umbrella

    January 16, 2014 9:58 AM 38

    Members of the Botswana National Front (BNF) half filled Morwa Community Hall last Saturday to ponder on ways to compel the party leadership to have all BNF candidates to contest 2014 general elections under the BNF ticket instead of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). Attendants of the meeting which included the party’s ideologues, veterans, academics

  • Remembering MLK, Apartheid Memories that bind

    January 15, 2014 2:34 AM 21

    Woman will speak of troubled time at Martin Luther King Jr. day It was June 14, 1985. She and her husband, Michael, were in Gaborone, Botswana, as representatives of the National Council of Churches of Christ USA, and had gotten involved in anti-apartheid efforts. That night, the South African Defense Force raided Gaborone, just 14 miles from the border

  • Elephant Summit: eliminating demand for ivory is key

    January 13, 2014 10:30 AM 47

    In the wake of the Elephant Summit held in Botswana in early December where urgent measures to halt the rampant illegal ivory trade were adopted, one is left asking if it is enough? The Summit was called to tackle the onslaught that threatens this iconic species. Statistics released at the summit indicate that 22,000 elephants were poached in 2012, an improvement