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  • Sowing the seeds of discord

    November 28, 2013 10:00 AM 35

    Botswana Democratic Party is faced with the big challenge of uniting its members in the Sefhare/ Ramokgonami constituency as members from ousted, incumbent Oreeditse Molebatsi’ s camp have vowed to participate less in party activities or not vote completely in 2014 if an election re-run is not held. Molebatsi’s team is demanding a re-run after their

  • Beyond SONA 2013

    November 28, 2013 10:00 AM 71

    As expected, on 4th November, President Ian Khama presented the 2013 State of the Nation Address (SONA) to the 5th session of the 10th parliament. Parliament is currently deliberating the SONA and members of the public are similarly seized with the issue. Predictably, the SONA has elicited impassioned debates in some quarters. However, the all-important

  • Point Dume School Raises Money for Botswana School

    November 27, 2013 11:24 PM 41

    For the second year in a row, Point Dume Marine Science School students collected money to support a children’s cause in Africa. This year, students are helping to create a computer lab at Gxhabara Primary School in Maun, Botswana. PDMSS Student Council presented a check to Pat Cairns, president of Botswana School Project, at a school assembly. According

  • Citizen News

    November 27, 2013 9:02 AM 48

    Currently, panel discussions are ongoing in a private session at The Hague focusing on resolutions on proposed changes to the Rome Statute as made by various parties last week. The panel of representatives from the African Union (AU), civil society, legal experts and the International Criminal Court (ICC) is looking at the proposals to establish a legal

  • One dies, 32 injured in ZCC bus accident

    November 26, 2013 4:21 AM 47

    Tuesday 26 November 2013 05:40 One passenger has died after a bus that was transporting members of the Zion Christian Church collided with a truck seriously injuring 32 passengers. The church members were on their way to Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga from a prayer service in Gaborone, Botswana. The accident occurred near Mooinooi on the N4 road near Marikana

  • Botswana : A missed opportunity on elephants

    November 25, 2013 7:30 AM 42

    When word started getting around that Botswana is to host an emergency African Elephant Summit on December 2-4, 2013, residents of Chobe and Ngamiland naturally started rekindling hope that finally the elephant problem is being addressed. Looking at the provisional programme for that summit, clearly such optimism turns out to be misplaced. The emergency

  • Zuma calls for more trade cooperation with Botswana

    November 21, 2013 10:39 AM 48

    Enhancing projects between South Africa and Botswana is important for economic development, President Jacob Zuma said. "We need to prioritise cross-border projects to ease movement of goods and services," Zuma said at a bi-national commission with his Botswana counterpart President Ian Khama in Pretoria. The three-day meeting saw the two countries discussing

  • Court dismisses BDP and Moswaane

    November 21, 2013 10:02 AM 61

    Gaborone High Court Justice Terence Rannoane has dismissed with costs a case in which Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) challenged the decision of the Independent Electoral Committee (IEC) to bar its candidate Ignatius Moswaane from running for a parliamentary seat in Francistown West by elections scheduled for Saturday this week. Delivering his ruling

  • Home

    November 20, 2013 4:19 AM 89

    The government has been advised to take concrete measures that will empower local people to participate fully in exploiting the country’s natural resources for inclusive economic development. Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, three from African Heads of State Benjamin Mkapa (Tanzania), Dr Festus Mogae (Botswana) and Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigeria) said the only way to achieve

  • BBS introduces more services

    November 29, 0002 10:30 PM 2182

    “The new services are able to use Orange and beMobile networks to buy airtime and prepaid electricity. Previously, only Mascom subscribers were able to access their banking on Nomad Banking, that is, check balances on their BBS accounta, receive or send funds as well as buy Masom airtime,” said the statement. The statement said hat an additional nonbilable