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  • Knocked out by a burger

    August 12, 2014 5:55 AM 47

    Mr Rico Carlinsky, Lansmore Masa Square Executive Chef says though some have come close, including popular DJ Mdu, none have completed the burger in its entirety in the stipulated time. Now, it’s time to up the stakes and see who’s up for the enhanced challenge!” “The One & Only Burger” comprises of a 1kg pure Botswana ground beef patty, lettuce, tomato

  • Motswaledi’s Death Should Unite Not Divide Us

    August 12, 2014 5:55 AM 62

    The BCP was invited by the Motswaledi family to speak at his memorial service at the UB stadium as well as at his funeral in Serowe. I accepted the invitation and delegated Rammidi to speak at the UB stadium on behalf of the BCP. Rammidi served with Motswaledi in the BDP youth league and I wanted him to give a first hand account of the strengths of his departed

  • Pheto claims harassment by DIS agents

    August 12, 2014 5:39 AM 83

    During his launch at Lentsweletau as an independent candidate for Lentsweletau/Mmopane constituency, Pheto said he has observed of late that every time he fulfills his duties as an area MP, going around the village addressing residents the DIS are always in the midst snooping around and even taking pictures while hiding in their cars. He told his cheerful

  • Motswaledi funeral turned into freedom square

    August 12, 2014 5:09 AM 75

    Tension reached fever pitch in the huge marquee in front of the UCCSA church when the late Motswaledi’s visibly frustrated campaign manager, Sane Moatlhodi declared: “Motswaledi, ngwana wa lona o jelwe ke bopalamente. (Your son Motswaledi’s life has been taken by his parliamentary candidacy in Gaborone Central),” he said to deafening applause, whistling

  • Ethnic broadcast debate rages on

    August 12, 2014 4:27 AM 17

    The motion, which was defeated, has triggered national debate within and outside the National Assembly on the issue of national languages and the seemingly unending conflict between self-recognition and nation building. Interestingly, in Parliament, debates were so sharply divided on the motion, that legislators from the same ethnic background differed

  • Elephant population creates problems in African nations

    August 11, 2014 9:04 PM 16

    My comments regard your recent article by Christopher Torchia titled “Botswana, a rare refuge for elephants” (Aug. 5). My wife and I just returned from a memorable Safari to Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe, so we read the article with keen attention. Our guide, whose knowledge of Africa and wild animals would rival that of any doctor of zoology, discussed

  • Nganunu negotiated first diamond deal with De Beers- Mpuchane

    August 11, 2014 2:58 PM 70

    Sam Mpuchane, who also happened to be Nganunu’s deputy during the historic period that ushered in new developments for Botswana, says Nganunu’s negotiation skills were impressive. He recalls that during that period, when Nganunu was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Water Affairs, he would brainstorm with his team even beyond

  • Southern Times

    August 11, 2014 8:01 AM 26

    Gaborone - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) group and the European Union (EU) have concluded negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). EU Ambassador to Botswana, Gerard McGovern, told the media recently that the agreement is a win-win situation. He said, firstly, they consolidate the concessions Botswana already gives

  • Serowe, Palapye accommodation full for Motswaledi

    August 11, 2014 5:18 AM 62

    A random check by Mmegi confirmed that the popular Serowe Hotel had been fully booked for Thursday, since it was announced that the Botswana Movement for Democracy leader had passed away in a car accident. It is understood that mourners initially booked for Friday only to change the bookings to Thursday after the announcement that Motswaledi’s funeral

  • Family fingers cops after missing woman found dead

    August 11, 2014 5:09 AM 20

    The deceased’s older sister, Malebo Ramocha told Mmegi that her sister, who was also known around the village by the name of Mmaonyana, went missing on July 13. “ Mmaonyana went missing on the Sunday of July 13. Of course when she did not return home that night we did not press panic buttons because we though she would eventually come home,” she said. Ramocha