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December 11, 2017 4:00 AM Mid-term national budget in surplus

The Botswana Financial Statistics (BFS) report for October reveals that at the end of the half-year period to September 2017, the budget posted a surplus of P107 million. At this point last year, the budget showed a cumulative deficit of P1.7 billion suggesting a healthier fiscal position in the current financial year. Government financial year starts 107

November 16, 2017 5:00 AM Bongwefela jwa ‘magosi’ ke eng?

Naledi o ka dira mme ya re a ntse a tsweletse, a bona gore, o dirile go lekanye, jaanong a neye yo mongwe le ene a leke. Yoo le ene a tsene, a leke. E re a ntse a tsweletse, a lape, mme le ene a neele yo mongwe a thuse. Go utlwala fa se, se ne sa dirafala kwa Tonota, Phukwi e le lesome le borobabobedi, ngwaga ono. Ga twe ka tsatsi leo, Kgosi Ramosinyi 204

November 2, 2017 4:00 AM CoA dismisses Malema’s appeal

Malema and his son had approached the High Court on urgent basis seeking an interdict against Ezekiel Joel, Dimakatso Patane and Onkemetse Seromula who were recently installed by the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Slumber Tsogwane as the traditional leadership following Malema’s retirement. But Justice Leatile Dambe of Gaborone High Court 89

November 1, 2017 6:50 AM Uganda: Numerous Prospects Awaiting Museveni in Retirement

When President Museveni completes his term in 2021, he will have served our nation for 35 years as a head of state and almost 55 years as a freedom fighter. He will have amassed immensurable governance experience, probably more than seven US presidents combined. Unlike millions of people who shiver at the thought of retirement, there are numerous safeguards 42

November 1, 2017 6:50 AM M7 Opens Iran-Uganda Medical Centre In Naguru

President Yoweri Museveni has praised the Islamic Republic of Iran for bringing Africa closer to their country than ever before adding that Iran offers big potential as a trade partner with the rest of the African continent. “This is a fact, it is not an opinion and I salute you for that,” he said. The President was this morning officially opening the state 40

November 1, 2017 5:53 AM Numerous prospects awaiting Museveni in retirement

When President Museveni completes his term in 2021, he will have served our nation for 35 years as a head of state and almost 55 years as a freedom fighter. He will have amassed immensurable governance experience, probably more than seven US presidents combined. Unlike millions of people who shiver at the thought of retirement, there are numerous safeguards 79

November 1, 2017 5:00 AM Crime victims deserve real justice

Each day, via Btv and other media, Batswana witness violent criminals being paraded after capture, only for the same viewing audience to learn that the brazen, unrepentant and smug scoundrels are granted further bail. Just yesterday, a mob of suspects in violent robberies was shown on Btv, with the report noting that more than half of them were already 10

November 1, 2017 4:00 AM BDP snatches three more from BCP

Masisi said this yesterday when welcoming three newly-recruited members from the Botswana Congress Party (BCP). The trio who were paraded before the members of the media include Biki Rankebekwa who was the constituency secretary for Lobatse, Goitseone Mfaladi and Thabo Motswetla who were council candidates for Tsopeng South and Tsopeng North wards respectively 19

October 31, 2017 4:53 AM Zimbabweans against diasporans: Mutambara

ZIMBABWEANS back home, including professionals and the government itself, remain suspicious of exiled compatriots, Professor Arthur Mutambara has said, adding that the problem is adversely impacting diaspora engagement efforts. Speaking at the University of Birmingham in the UK last week, the former deputy prime minister said Zimbabweans back home were not receptive 73

October 30, 2017 2:12 AM WHO cancels goodwill ambassador role of Zimbabwe prime minister

(GENEVA) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has revoked the appointment of Zimbabwe’s prime minister as a goodwill ambassador after a public outcry. Robert Mugabe will no longer become WHO’s goodwill ambassador for noncommunicable diseases in Africa. This comes after critics pointed out that Zimbabwe’s health care system has suffered in recent years 56