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June 19, 2018 4:00 AM Chinese Donates 2,500 Blankets To OP

Present at the ceremony were the Vice President, Slumber Tsogwane, members of the CACB, representatives from different Chinese community companies and invited guests. Giving the background information of the Association, Miles Nan stated that the CACB is a non-Govemental and non-profit making association formed by a group of Chinese entrepreneurs. Nan mentioned 5

June 18, 2018 4:00 AM Fight for ward allocation intensifies at UDC

This became evident over the weekend at Palapye where the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) held primary elections in some wards that were allocated to the Botswana National Front (BNF). The BCP, BNF, Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) and Botswana People’s Party (BPP) are UDC affiliates. Out of 10 wards, BNF has been allocated only two wards, Serorome 10

June 13, 2018 11:47 AM North America win right to host 2026 World Cup

FIFA delegates made the decision in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday, and the joint bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States prevailed over a luckless Morocco, which has failed in two other previous attempts. Morocco was unsuccessful in 2006, 2010 and now 2018, and will need some serious soul searching going forward if they are to put in another bid. The FIFA congress 32

June 11, 2018 4:00 AM The importance of communication in macroeconomic policy management

For a number of reasons, a central bank needs to continually interact and disseminate information to stakeholders. Such interactions and communication clarify the Bank’s role and, therefore, reinforces the effectiveness with which it discharges its mandate of ensuring price stability, sound financial and well-functioning payments systems and, more broadly 41

June 8, 2018 2:00 PM BFA undecided on 2026 World Cup bids

The host of the 2026 World Cup would be announced in Russia on Wednesday, on the eve of this year’s tournament kick-off. FIFA’s 209 associations will vote through a secret ballot, to decide the hosts of the 2026 World Cup. Letshwiti will travel to Russia and cast his vote but as of yesterday, he had not made up his mind on which bid to pick. The BFA president 44

June 5, 2018 4:00 AM Assemblies Of God Reverend Slams Prosperity Churches

Speaking during the official opening of Gaborone Assemblies of God new sanctuary, Lebelo said some people are using the name of God to enrich themselves. The construction cost of the sanctuary stood at P 15 million upon completion. The building will accommodate 800 people though it had initially wanted to accommodate 1,200 people. “The church is a place 42

June 4, 2018 4:00 AM Masisi: Khama's plan gone wrong

As for the pair, Khama and Masisi theirs was a relationship seemingly made in heaven. They loved and hated organisations and individuals together. There was even common talk that the duo’s striking similarities did not provide variety in leadership at the Office of the President (OP) as they seemed to agree on many things. It was generally feared that in Masisi 52

May 31, 2018 10:49 AM Gays recognition case postponed

Legabibo was to go head to head against the government today challenging for the recognition of homosexuality in the country. Legabibo legal representative Tshiamo Rantao in a brief interview said the case was yet to be given a judge and that they are in limbo as to when it will be called. Meanwhile the society that has been advocating for the rights 48

May 29, 2018 1:39 PM De Beers U-turns, jumps into synthetics

De Beers previously singled out synthetic or lab-grown diamonds as the biggest threat to rough diamonds, as players in the former industry pushed out countless carats, at low input costs, while marketing these as natural. By not only labelling its lab-grown diamonds, but also cutting their prices and flooding the market with them, De Beers is hoping 46

May 29, 2018 1:31 PM PEPFAR: Towards epidemic control in 2020

At the time, only 50,000 people in all of Africa were on life saving treatment, but today PEPFAR supports 14 million people on treatment. Among the 14 million, five individuals have come forth in a documentary titled, Have It All, which focuses on their real life experiences living with the virus and how helpful PEPFAR has been to them. This movie premiered 40