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  • Generations star ready to forgive assailant

    January 7, 2014 12:38 PM 42

    Actress Rosie Motene, who was badly beaten following an assault at a function in Botswana at the end of 2013, says she is ready to forgive the man who tried to rearrange her face. The former Generations star, who also featured in Hotel Rwanda, was left with a broken nose and a black eye after the attack told the New Age that the death of Nelson Mandela

  • Namibians in Botswana heading home

    January 6, 2014 8:18 AM 21

    XANAXAS, Botswana – The last group of Namibians who have been living in Botswana since the liberation struggle began years ago, could soon be returning home. Both governments have already facilitated the return of hundreds of Namibians over the years since 1992. These citizens have since been resettled at Gam and Eiseb in Namibia’s Otjozondjupa and Omaheke

  • Tourists continue coming into SA

    December 24, 2013 10:00 AM 24

    Tuesday 24 December 2013 10:26 The North West Department of Public Safety says it has recorded over 14 000 people crossing at Botswana border posts as the festive season reaches its peak. Spokesperson Ben Bole says border policing and traffic control have been increased to manage commuters. He says they expect increased festive traffic at the main border

  • The year that was 2013

    December 19, 2013 10:11 AM 21

    One of the remarkable stories to come out of 2013 was the global village’s reflection on the life of Nelson Mandela following his demise. It was a life well lived; with purpose, courage, determination and struggle. Born and raised in the rolling hills of Qunu in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, Mandela rose in prominence to become the global

  • BAIA has zero tolerance for alcohol abuse

    December 19, 2013 10:02 AM 17

    The end of the year marks a significant religious period in Botswana’s major faith, Christianity. We will be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, commonly known as Christmas. We are told that Jesus was born at a time when ignorance, superstition, greed, hatred and hypocrisy prevailed upon the land. Purity was forgotten and morality was neglected. His birth

  • BCP F/town councilor goes independent

    December 19, 2013 10:02 AM 25

    Botswana Congress Party (BCP) councilor for Boikhutso ward, Robert Mosweu is contemplating contesting next year’s general elections as an independent candidate. According to sources close to the development, Mosweu might opt to go solo due to internal fighting that emerged in the Francistown South constituency when David Tawele declared his interest

  • Botswana missing at Mandela’s funeral

    December 19, 2013 10:00 AM 38

    While thousands of heads of states and government and other international dignitaries gathered at Qunu in the Eastern Cape, South Africa on Sunday for the funeral of the world icon Nelson Mandela, not a single representative from Botswana was acknowledged by the African National Congress Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa who directed the proceedings alongside

  • Christmas treat with donkeys aglow in Botswana

    December 17, 2013 1:03 PM 35

    A thousand donkeys in Botswana are being tagged with special reflective eartags which will give a special shine this Christmas and help reduce the number of road traffic accidents they cause. London-based charity SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) has funded partner charity The Maun Animal Welfare Society (MAWS) in Botswana to attach

  • Mandela's story is an inspiration to the young

    December 16, 2013 11:09 AM 25

    On Sunday, the remains of world icon the late President Nelson Mandela were interred in Qunu, his birthright village in South Africa after days of mourning. His legacy remains a shining example to many around the world and, like other departed heroes such as Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King and Mother Teresa, Mandela will be a reference

  • Zanu PF fears opposition alliance

    December 15, 2013 10:15 AM 27

    ZANU fears that opposition parties, civil society and some Western countries could still be strategising to dislodge it from power even after winning the July 31 elections. The party beat its main political rival, the MDC-T, managing to win two-thirds majority in parliament. In a Central Committee report tabled before the 14th Zanu PF National People’s