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February 21, 2018 3:14 PM South Africa: Five cops, soldier killed in a raid

In a statement, the South African Government News Agency said three officers were killed instantly. The off-duty soldier was shot as the assailants fled, taking two other officers hostage. Their bodies were found 6km down the road. The unknown group of armed robbers burst into the police station near Umtata, and opened fire early on Wednesday morning 18

February 16, 2018 3:00 PM BPL autonomy talks gain momentum after SA trip

This comes in the wake of the BPL board’s trip to South Africa for a benchmarking exercise at the Premier Soccer League (PSL). The BPL has for years advocated for independence from the mother body in order to, amongst others, be able to negotiate its own sponsorship. Although the association has always stated that the BPL would have to be autonomous 26

January 31, 2018 3:09 PM Tshego, Gemini Major to host 267 Views

267 Views is a party event conceptualised by local rapper Veezo, as a celebration having had a successful rap career last year, which saw him getting airplay in all radio stations and performance bookings every week. “If you are ready then I am ready. Yoh Gabz city BW waddup it’s the most special Tshego and Gemini Major on the 2nd of February we will be in your city. Diamond 43

January 23, 2018 3:00 PM Cholera outbreak: Zambia to cancel athletics event

Botswana was due to send a team to compete at the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Southern Region track and field series on February 24, 2018 in Lusaka. ZAAA announced this week that the series has been cancelled due to the cholera outbreak. According to a statement written by ZAAA secretary general, Davison Mung’ambata, the Heroes Stadium that was supposed 76

December 19, 2017 4:00 AM Carnival At The Heart Of The City

They came out to play with their loved ones at the Gaborone Main Mall on Saturday for the inaugural Heart of the City Carnival. The newly paved Main Mall walkway stretching from the city arch to the British High Commission building proved to be a great location for a cool parade. The walkway was barricaded and then divided into three parts. There was a food court 131

December 18, 2017 5:00 AM Botswana builds capacity to attain SDGs

Majelantle expressed her confidence during a training workshop this week aimed at enhancing capacity amongst African member states to produce accurate and timely statistical information for monitoring and reporting on Agenda 2030. She said the workshop is part of efforts to enhance capacity amongst African member states to produce accurate and timely 16

December 15, 2017 4:00 AM Main Mall hosts Heart of the City carnival this Saturday

Botswana Tourism Organisation is coordinating the event in partnership with African Point Solutions and Epiphany Royals. The Carnival is an annual event that happens at the end of the year to herald the Christmas season. It will be hosted in and around the Main Mall area under the theme Heart of the City. The carnival is aimed at reviving and celebrating 125

December 7, 2017 3:00 PM Botswana hosts WBC Pan African title bouts

Four bouts are internationals while the other two are for the World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan African titles. Boxers are from the hosts, Botswana, South Africa, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Kenya. Boxers from Botswana are Steven Bagwasi, Moabi Ngaka, Kutlwano Ogaketse and Tshephang Babui from D’scud Boxing stable. PBAB president 150

November 13, 2017 5:00 AM Masisi in food poison scare

Recently, allies close to Masisi said the VP was taking extra-ordinary measures to avoid poisoning, a plot he believes is afoot amongst his political enemies. “When he travels locally, His Honour carries prepared food tightly wrapped in containers. “If his schedule takes him away from Gaborone for two days, for instance, he makes sure his home-prepared 217

November 2, 2017 4:00 AM Abundance City International recognises gospel legends

The team, comprising mostly youth, held a praise and worship night dubbed Total Dominion Night of Praise at Baobab Primary in Gaborone recently. The legends that received the appreciation awards include Phempheretlhe Pheto, Mmereki Marakakgoro, Mpho Nakedi, Otlogetswe Mosekwa, Tshepo Lesole and others. In an interview, a member of the Praise and Worship 46