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January 14, 2019 4:00 AM Trailblazing Dingake in US residency, tour

Dingake will be in residence at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Law the last week of January through the first week of February 2019. He will give a public lecture, ‘Appointment of Judges and the Threat to Judicial Independence: Case Studies from Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa, and Kenya’, on January 29, 2019. Dingake continues to hoist 672

December 18, 2018 1:43 PM HIV 'magic pill' continues despite side effects

When briefing the Parliament last week Friday, the assistant minister of Health and Wellness Biggie Butale said that the concern that Dolutegravier may be causing birth defects involving brain and spine (Neural Tubal Defects-NTD) is not yet confirmed, therefore there are no plans to end the use of the drug. He was answering a question from the Member 523

October 23, 2018 4:00 AM When Drivers’ Attitude Trigger Fatal Accidents

The upsurge in fatal road accidents countrywide worries the police as lives continue to be lost daily due to the scourge. Most of the accidents occur as a result of driver’s bad attitudes, as demonstrated by the statistics made available by the Botswana Police Service (BPS). In 2016, 450 deaths were recorded and from the figure, 268 or 59.5% were young 144

October 22, 2018 4:00 AM New HIV testing services for the deaf

In an interview with Mmegi online, BSD acting director Kabelo Seadimo said that their organisation has recently secured funding from African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP) to pilot the HTS for the deaf in Gaborone, Serowe and Francistown. He further said that the project intends to provide the first HTS sites specific to the deaf community 121

September 11, 2018 3:01 PM Botswana not considering use of cannabis oil

The oil that is often referred as cannabis oil and approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO), has been reported to be useful in curing certain diseases including childhood epilepsy. However the ministry’s permanent secretary (PS), Ruth Maphorisa says the oil has not been presented before the ministry for review. She explained that despite being 130

August 18, 2018 10:07 AM Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80

He "passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness", the foundation named after him said on Saturday. Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world's top diplomat, serving from 1997 to 2006. He later served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. as a "global statesman 121

August 14, 2018 4:00 AM Winnie Mashaba Acknowledges Batswana’s Support

The Winnie Mashaba Annual Moral Regeneration gospel festival, whose main purpose is to pray, guide and remind each other that people have power over their emotions, is a combination of dialogue sessions led by Winnie Mashaba. On the night, local motivational speaker Kgomotso Tshwenyego and former Cabinet minister Professor Sheila Tlou assisted her. The concert 114

June 25, 2018 3:00 PM Arting Health For Impact Hosts Street Art Family Fun Day

The event included a Family Fun Day with music and entertainment, child-friendly art and activities as well as information stalls set up by AHIP partners. These gave the public a chance to appreciate art, health and youth development initiatives in the country. The installation was a three-part public art mural, where some of the renowned local artists 176

June 12, 2018 4:00 AM AHFI Celebrates Art Through Film

The organisation was established in 2013 with the aim of nurturing talents amongst youth not only in Botswana but also in countries like South Africa and India. At the beginning of the movie was a brief description and background of the organisation. Kwezi, one of the active members of the organisation stated that they have been working with sponsors 97

June 4, 2018 4:00 AM Take your grievances to Parley, State tells gays

The Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals Botswana (LEGABIBO)’s and government have locked horns once against over the criminalisation of homosexuality, with the Gaborone High Court yesterday postponing arguments on the matter to an unconfirmed date. Arguments filed in the case by the State indicate that the Attorney General’s position in the case is that LEGABIBO 108