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27 May 2007

After being deceived for decades that no profitable diamond manufacturing can take place in Botswana, the authorities here have finally awakened to the folly of such a lie.

27 May 2007

It has been so cold it is not funny. I just wonder how inhabitants of the Polar Regions survive their winters. I guess there is nothing like winter because there it is frozen all year long. When it is really hot in this country, it never occurs to one that it can also get very cold. When it is hot, I wish I could find myself in a cooler climate.

27 May 2007

Corruption is a global problem; no country is totally free from it. This also applies to Africa which has developed a particularly bad reputation for corrupt practices. The level of corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is high, and has been rising in most SSA countries during the last decade, despite concerted efforts to prevent and combat it.

27 May 2007

There is a disturbing trend inside the ruling party to want to muzzle dissenting voices.
The unfolding pattern also points to a cabinet intent on centralizing their power and rendering parliament absolutely docile.

As we report elsewhere three members of parliament will be dragged before a select Central Committee to answer propped up charges of indiscipline.

27 May 2007

The Botswana Housing Corporation is looking to provide more accommodation in Francistown to cater for the demand exacerbated by the mining boom in the city and its surrounding areas.

27 May 2007

The battle to control LionOre Mining International continued last week as Russia’s Norilsk Nickel lifted its offer for the Canadian nickel miner to C$6.8 billion ($6.25 billion), a 10 percent premium to Xstrata’s last bid.

Norilsk Nickel said the new offer is worth C$27.50 per share of LionOre’s ordinary shares compared to Xstrata’s last offer of C$25 a share.

27 May 2007

It was in the late 70s when Batswana came up with an initiative to build their own University because it was expensive for the country to send students out to other countries.

27 May 2007

Before this current season started, most teams signed influential players with the hopes of reviving their fortunes and fight for honours. Other players yielded results and led their respective teams to greater heights.

27 May 2007

The dismal performance of most of Botswana teams is mainly attributed to a lack of international exposure. Most national teams in Botswana compete in high level games after not playing enough international games or having played minnows who otherwise do not give them much needed practice.

27 May 2007

In 2003, a little unknown team qualified for the semifinals of the lucrative Coca Cola Cup where they were knocked out by the eventual champions, Mogoditshane Fighters. Many people then did not take Ecco City Greens seriously because many First Division teams had qualified for the semi-finals before. Some of those teams include Orapa Bucks and Police XI.

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