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September 25, 2017 10:12 PM Biggest Diamond in More Than a Century Sells for $53 Million

Lucara Diamond Corp. finally sold the biggest diamond found in more than a century. The 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona diamond was sold for $53 million, or $47,777 a carat, to Graff Diamonds, Lucara said Monday in a statement. The Lesedi La Rona, or “our light” in the Tswana language spoken in Botswana, went unsold at a Sotheby’s auction in London last year. It had been expected 1

September 25, 2017 4:22 PM PU gets record number of international students

VADODARA: City-based Parul University (PU) has registered highest number of enrollments of international as well as students from outside Gujarat. "This year, more than 350 international students and 420 students from other states have been enrolled at our university in the current academic year," said Dr Devanshu Patel, president of Parul University 1

September 25, 2017 2:05 PM Botswana: Government Tightens Security Measures

Gaborone — Entertainment or festival events already scheduled to use the National Stadium this year will go on. Addressing music promoters at Botswana National Youth Council recently, Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Thapelo Olopeng said following a savingram from government that banned entertainment or festival events at the National 1

September 25, 2017 2:05 PM Botswana: Pupils Face High Risk

Gaborone — Child pedestrians are among the highest risk group for road traffic accidents, Bophirima Ward councillor, Mr Kagiso Mongwaketse. Speaking on behalf of the MP for Gaborone Bonnington South, Mr Ndaba Gaolathe at the launch of the children road safety programme at Tlhabologo Primary School recently, Mr Mongwaketse said children were vulnerable 1

September 25, 2017 2:05 PM Botswana: Kwerepe Extols Public Servants for Good Service

Kanye — Assistant Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Mr Thato Kwerepe has extolled public servants for their resolve to render top-notch service to the public amidst a myriad of challenges they contend with on a daily basis. He said in his address to public officers on September 22 in Kanye that the role played by civil 1

September 25, 2017 10:33 AM Makote to be extradited to Malawi from Botswana: Defrauded BWB K128mil

Brian Makote, who allegedly swindled Blantyre Water Board (BWB) of K128 million and fled the country with his accomplice Obina Liwonde is to be surrendered to Malawi where he faces fraud charges after being arrested by Interpol in Botswana . Assistant Commissioner of Police Isaac Norman confirmed of the arrest of Makote the office of the Director of Public 1

September 25, 2017 4:00 AM BAC students ‘erroneously’ receive book allowances

Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) students from both the Gaborone and Francistown campuses have been erroneously receiving book allowances into their accounts. The students have since sought the intervention of the Botswana National Union of Students (BONUS) following the mistake. The students say the errors are costly, as the DTEF thereafter demand 1

September 25, 2017 4:00 AM Dibotelo, judges war rages on

The judges want the court to review and set aside a decision by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to open and continue with an investigation against them in respect of a petition dated August 17, 2015. In their founding affidavit, the judges say that their urgent application originates from their annual judicial conference that was held at Mahalapye 2

September 25, 2017 4:00 AM Alliance for Progressives aligns with mokoko

Excited AP sources revealed that Dabutha was not interested in contesting the by-election until some influential BMD members convinced her to stand before the announcement of the new political movement. They even claim that they have been campaigning for her behind the scenes. The BMD is a contracting party under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) 1

September 24, 2017 9:13 AM From nursery to university: Emerging market investors buy into education

LONDON (Reuters) - Two decades after Yusuf Karodia launched Mancosa, a distance learning school to teach South Africans business skills, he sold up to UK private equity firm Actis. From nurseries to exam tutoring and adult education, teaching businesses are booming as populations rise and cash-strapped governments fail to keep up with demand. With 263 million 2