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January 19, 2018 5:29 AM Kweneng West overtakes Ngamiland West as poorest district

According to data unveiled by the data agency this yesterday morning, Kweneng West has a poverty incidence of 50.6 percent or roughly one out of every two people. The district had an updated population of 52,400 according to the 2015/16 Botswana Multi-Topic Household Survey released this morning. Statistics Botswana researchers classify “poor” as anyone 6

January 18, 2018 11:00 AM BMD has no autonomy over own constituencies

"The constituencies belong to the UDC and allocated to the parties to manage and choose best candidates. Even after each party elects their preferred candidate, we will scrutinise the candidates and replace those we deem not fit enough by those we think can win it for us from any party under the UDC," he said at a Botswana National Front (BNF) press 8

January 17, 2018 4:00 AM Robete hitmakers wrap up tour next month

“The workshop tour resumed from last year. The project covers 15 villages and towns. So far 10 places have been visited. The project ends this February with five remaining places being Gumare, Letlhakeng, Gantsi, Tsabong and Gaborone,” the band’s frontman, Tomeletso Sereetsi told Showbiz. He said dates would be announced soon and specified that the last batch 12

January 16, 2018 11:00 AM Isaac Davids: Condolence Messages

Botswana Democratic Party regrettably informs the nation of the passing on of the member of parliament of Mochudi East, Honourable Isaac Davids. Preliminary reports indicate that Hon. Davids may have been stabbed by a sharp instrument at his farm in Sorilatholo. Hon. Davids was a long serving servant of the people of Kgatleng and the country, his passing 15

January 9, 2018 3:00 PM Fugitive Moyo appears in court

Botswana Police Service (BPS) spokesperson Dipheko Motube confirmed that Moyo would appear for mention tomorrow. The Zimbabwean national is facing poaching charges. “I however, do not have much information about his extradition but he arrived recently,” Motube said. The 52-year-old Moyo has been on the run form Botswana authorities for over five years 33

January 8, 2018 3:00 PM Regional tennis tourney gets underway in Gaborone

Botswana Tennis Association (BTA) public relations officer, Shelton Benzah told Mmegi Sport that the tournament is a qualifier for the Africa Championship to be played in March in Tunisia. South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe are some of the early favourites. Other countries taking part are Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Madagascar, Malawi and Mauritius 32

December 25, 2017 4:00 AM GDP numbers sparkle, but household and business struggle

In September, the Ministry of Finance officials revised the 2017 growth estimate to 4.7% from 4.2% projected in February as higher output from the services sectors and the end of a drought eased pressure on major industries. But numbers show that households and business are increasingly playing a lesser role in driving the economy and analysts believe 81

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 99

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 6

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 106