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  • DIS SPY ON OPPOSITION RALLIES

    July 4, 2014 6:02 PM 25

    Posted by THEVOICEBW on July 4, 2014 The Umbrella for Democratic Change’s Parliamentary candidate for Ghanzi North, Noah Salakae has blamed the low turnout at opposition rallies on intimidation by the Directorate of Intelligence Services. (DIS) Speaking during the launch of both parliamentary and council candidates for Maun East, Salakae said that a number

  • US EMBASSY CLAIMS IGNORANCE OF  BDP SABOTAGE

    July 4, 2014 6:02 PM 37

    Posted by THEVOICEBW on July 4, 2014 The American Embassy is not aware of any formal decision taken by the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to not participate in the Gabz FM-sponsored constituency debates. “We remain optimistic that the BDP will participate,” said the embassy’s Public Affairs Officer Amanda Jacobsen. BDP confirmed on Monday the 30th that they have taken

  • REBEL WITH A CAUSE

    July 4, 2014 6:02 PM 36

    Posted by THEVOICEBW on July 4, 2014 He took the Minister of Education and Development head on and mobilised all tertiary institutions to boycott classes for what he believed was a mistreatment of students by the government. He is trying his luck in Gaborone Bonnington North as an Independent Parliamentary candidate.(mokoko) He is Poloko Pitwane. In this face to face interview

  • Botswana: Bushmen Face 10 Years of Abuse Despite Landmark Legal Victory

    July 4, 2014 12:58 PM 18

    Despite winning a landmark court case in 2006, the Bushmen have faced harassment, intimidation and torture by the Botswana government. Exactly 10 years ago - on July 5, 2004 - a landmark court case started which successfully challenged the illegal eviction of Botswana's Bushmen from their ancestral land. But since then, the Botswana government has continued

  • Zimbabwe: Sakupwanya National Hero

    July 4, 2014 7:48 AM 26

    By Tendai Mugabe, 4 July 2014 Zanu-PF Politburo member Cde Stanley Urayayi Sakupwanya, who died at Parirenyatwa Hospital on Tuesday night, has been declared a national hero and will be buried at the National Heroes Acre on Sunday. Cde Sakupwanya was Zanu-PF secretary for Welfare for Disabled and Disadvantaged Persons. Zanu-PF secretary for Security Cde Sydney

  • Zimbabwe: Dr Sakupwanya - Portrait of a Hero

    July 4, 2014 7:20 AM 36

    Dr Stanley Urayayi Sakupwanya was born on May 14, 1939 in Bulawayo to Steven Urayayi and Estella Sakupwanya. He grew up in Bulawayo and did his primary education at St Columbus Primary School before proceeding to Moeng College in Botswana. As a young boy, Dr Sakupwanya indicated his desire to study as a medical doctor, but a white pharmacist at his father's

  • From Francistown, Botswana to Grenfell, NSW

    July 4, 2014 12:02 AM 22

    CWA SWG held their International, Cultural and Agricultural and Environment day was held on Saturday 21st June at the Anglican Church Hall in Grenfell. CWA SWG held their International, Cultural and Agricultural and Environment day was held on Saturday 21st June at the Anglican Church Hall in Grenfell. CWA SWG held their International, Cultural and Agricultural

  • State human trafficking bill nearly law

    July 3, 2014 6:49 PM 23

    A bill aimed at stopping human trafficking in Pennsylvania will soon be signed into law after unanimously passing through the state legislature. Senate Bill 75, which will give Pennsylvania its first comprehensive legal definition of human trafficking and provide other tools to combat the crime, is expected to be signed by the governor. Under current

  • GOVT JUSTIFIES CONTROL OF MOREMI GAME RESERVE

    July 3, 2014 4:22 PM 25

    The furore surrounding ownership of Moremi Game Reserve continued on Wednesday as Minister of Lands and Housing, Lebonaamang Mokalake told parliament that the reserve was under government’s control. Although he admitted that the game reserve was established by Batawana, Mokalake said the manner in which it was administered and managed had been overtaken

  • Malawi's Human Anti-Trafficking Bill Pending Parliament Approval

    July 3, 2014 3:05 PM 20

    By James Mwale, 3 July 2014 Lilongwe — Malawi's Human Anti-Trafficking Bill containing penalties for human traffickers and smugglers has been finalised and awaits Parliament to approve it into legislation, Ministry of Home Affairs disclosed Wednesday. Principal Secretary (PS) in the Home Affairs ministry, Beston Chisamile, made the revelation in Lilongwe