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27 Apr 2017

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has wrapped the Botswana Government on knuckles over violation of international labour issues.

In its latest report, one of the issues that ILO took issue with was the Botswana Government’s decision to refuse to allow prison officers to unionize.

27 Apr 2017

Vice President and also Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chairman Mokgweetsi Masisi is likely to retain his position as the party chairman unopposed if his faction and that of Minister of Infrastructure Science and Technology Nonofo Molefhi both agree on a compromise.

27 Apr 2017

Government has introduced health policy that denies medical coverage to people who got injured during alcohol related activities including those associated with suicide and lung cancer.

27 Apr 2017

The main opposition party in Mozambique, RENAMO last week attempted to block that country’s President Filepe Nyusi’s visit to Botswana.

Nyusi will undertake a three-day state visit to Botswana from April 24 to 26, 2017. The Botswana government on Friday confirmed the scheduled visit but could not shed light on the attempts made by RENAMO to block Nyusi’s visit.

27 Apr 2017

The former Member of Parliament for Tonota, Pono Moatlhodi on Sunday evening advised the leadership of Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) to write a letter to the International Criminal Court, reporting the Botswana government for its decision to impose Electronic Voter Machines on electorates.  

27 Apr 2017

Police have foiled what could have been a massive prison escape when they arrested a state prosecutor from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) entering prison with a gun.

The firearm was supposed to be used by the inmate to shoot at prison warders in what was a meticulously planned prison break at the Central Prison.

27 Apr 2017

An American national, Alan Smith, whose three year old son was allegedly butchered to death early this year, has expressed outrage at the murder suspect who he says is threatening him while out on bail.

27 Apr 2017

Botswana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Roy Blackbeard does not want to pre-empt when he is coming back home; he will stay in the United Kingdom until his principals decide it’s time for him to come back to Botswana.

27 Apr 2017

A production report for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 shows an increase in rough diamond production compared with the corresponding period in 2016. 

According to the report, production in Canada increased by 290 percent to 0.6 million carats because of the contribution of Gahcho Kué, which reached commercial production on March 2, 2017.

27 Apr 2017

Government has admitted that it continues to face development challenges which affect critical sectors of the economy, and these are said to have been mainly caused by the global economic slowdown which started in 2008. 

27 Apr 2017

The Botswana Defence Force is the only government organ allocated an amount of P14 Billion in the National Development Plan (NDP) 11 and it is not clear how the amount is going to be spent.

This was highlighted by the Member of Parliament for Gaborone Bonnington South, Ndaba Gaolathe when addressing a political rally in Tlokweng this past Sunday evening. 

27 Apr 2017

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is embroiled in a dispute with Shine Coaching Services Company for advertising Xango fruit juice by advertising as a medicine.

The juice has in recent weeks become popular and was being distributed in the country as a medicinal product.

27 Apr 2017

Health issues affect all, but often they are associated with elders. Almost in all insurance policies that cover health matters, focus is given to adults who would in turn include their offspring.

27 Apr 2017

The long-awaited interchange junction or “Spaghetti” as it is commonly known is finally open for Francistown motorists to use. 

27 Apr 2017

An incredible team performance by the Botswana men’s 4x400m relay team saw the country just fall 0.15th of a second short of winning gold at the World Relays in Bahamas earlier this morning.

27 Apr 2017

TAFIC Football Club administrators will have neither rest nor time to enjoy the team’s promotion to the Botswana Premier League (BPL).

While Botswana’s second city is awash with excitement, the team’s administrators are back to work today (Wednesday) to kick-start the team’s preparation for the rigours of the Premier League.

27 Apr 2017

The international athletics meeting in Gaborone is expected to provide fanatics with tough competition on Saturday as top runners are expected to grace the occasion. 

The local organising committee has been working tirelessly to prepare for the competition day. 

27 Apr 2017

The curtains came down on the Debswana First Division North League (DFDNL) this past Saturday with TAFIC regaining promotion to the Botswana Premier League (BPL). 

27 Apr 2017

The Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) is confident that young chess sensation Women Fide Master (WFM) Besa Masaiti will excel at the ongoing 2017 World School Chess Championships in Lasi, Romania. 

Though Masaiti lost the opening match to Aleyla Hilario of Peru this past Sunday there are still nine more games to play.

27 Apr 2017

Footwear store Madison has just opened up at the newly constructed Game City west wing. 

Whether you are a bridal party, have a very important occasion to attend, a date with that special someone, or maybe you are just looking for an everyday size eight to five, the newly opened Madison - the Heart of New York seems to have it all .

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