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January 14, 2019 4:00 AM Khama made Tuli Conservation Trust founding patron

Khama played a visionary role in establishing Botswana’s world-renowned conservation ethos and continues to provide strong leadership and commitment by working with regional and international conservation organisations. “The Tuli region is close to my heart and so I am delighted to become founding patron of the Tuli Conservation Trust,” said Ian Khama 1198 2

December 22, 2018 4:00 AM 2018: From gold in Gold Coast to shattered Olympic Dreams

2018 will go down in history as a year when Botswana launched an audacious bid to become the first ever African country to host the Youth Olympic Games. Botswana, went head-to-head with other African countries, Tunisia, Senegal and Nigeria for the right to organise the 2022 tournament. While the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) thought it had done enough 963

December 16, 2018 4:00 AM Sun El Musician, DJ Ace to headline 4th Street Picnic

The picnic is planned for the first episode of what will later turn into an annual event. Sun El Musician recently released three hit songs titled Sonini, Ntaba Ezikude and Ubala, and featuring Simmy. The soulful house DJ dropped a 12-track album titled Africa to the World on April 20 this year. King of slow jam, DJ Ace confirmed on his social media 879

December 4, 2018 2:05 PM FA Cup prize money not enticing

The deal is worth P4.2 million per season and the tournament would be known as the Orange FA Cup. While there was relief across, there has been disappointment over the prize money, as winners take home P700,000, which is less than what both the league and Top 8 competition offers. Speaking at the sponsorship launch, Orange Botswana chief executive officer 210

December 4, 2018 4:00 AM Orange Launches Data Centre

The Centre would be inclusive of equipment space, office space, and two redundant energy centres with the completion date anticipated to be end of 2019. Located at the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH), the state-of-the-art centre will become a central point of connectivity for national and international networking, and provide world-class data services 173

November 13, 2018 2:21 PM Shock as athlete dies during training

Mmegi Sport is reliably informed that the 32-year-old collapsed during training at UB stadium and was certified dead upon arrival at hospital. Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) president, Thari Mooketsi confirmed Mokgadi’s passing in a press statement. The deceased was part of the 2008 Olympic games preparatory team in Germany and also represented 170

October 31, 2018 2:46 PM Botswana on the verge of progressing in T20 qualifiers

The qualifiers, being played in Gaborone, have seen Namibia and the hosts stamp their authority as favorites to progress to the next round of the 2020 T20 World Cup qualifiers. Two teams from the seven participating countries will progress to the next round, scheduled for Uganda next year. Botswana opened their campaign with a 123 run demolition of Mozambique 141

October 29, 2018 4:00 AM Debswana production drops in Q3

According to Anglo American’s third quarter production figures, output at Orapa dropped 21% quarter on quarter to 2.6 million carats, while at Jwaneng it rose marginally to 3.14 million carats from 3.03 million carats. Anglo American owns 85% of De Beers, with the balance held by the Government of Botswana. De Beers, in turn, owns 50% of Debswana with the balance 143

October 29, 2018 4:00 AM Botswana, Russia jostle for top diamond post

Botswana is the largest producer of rough diamonds by value, while Russia is the largest producer by volume. Botswana last chaired the KPCS in 2006, after Russia’s own term ended in 2005. Under KPCS rules, the annual battle to lead the organisation is focussed on the vice chair, as the vice automatically becomes chair the following year. The vice is chosen 171

October 28, 2018 4:00 AM A toast to the return of the Botswana’s thirst buster

Finally exciting news for patriotic beer lovers! Tinkling in like the heartwarming sounds of the Happy Hour bell announcing the best time of the day during a hot evening in a Gaborone beer joint are news that the Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) has brought back its award-winning local premium beer, St Louis Export after halting its production in 2016. The St Louis 181