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15 Apr 2019

BY ANITA RANNOBA

The Botswana Football Association (BFA)’s cry for FIFA to help take local women’s football out of its figurative intensive care unit (ICU) has finally been heard.

The world football governing body delegation led by Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman will be in the country to determine a strategy for the women football in the country.

15 Apr 2019

"UDC victory is by no means inevitable." Almost like a mantra this is what Umbrella for Democratic Change leader Duma Boko needs to say every morning when he wakes up and every evening when he goes to bed.

The reason is simple.

BNF of which Boko is also the leader happens to be the linchpin of the UDC.

15 Apr 2019

“Man to man is so unjust, you don’t know who to trust. “Some will hate you, pretend they love you, then behind, they try to eliminate you”.

You may be wondering as to why I am making reference to Bob Marley’s song?

15 Apr 2019

Schadenfreude is a word that incites anger in me.                                                                    

It is vile; it is incendiary. It describes the worst a person could ever be.

Schadenfreude sums up a person’s personality to the extent of suffocating whatever might be good about a person.

The word mixes harm, joy and damage and the outcome is foul.

15 Apr 2019

In an apparent last minute bid to save the Kazungula Bridge, last week President Mokgweetsi Masisi flew to Lusaka to hold meetings with his Zambian counterpart.

The contractor had been complaining that clients – Botswana Government and Zambian Government had not paid and as such had instructed workers not to come to work.

15 Apr 2019

By Richard Moleofe

If you live anywhere along the Trans Kgalagadi highway, one would never have missed the security deployment that was organized for Kang where the BDP congress was held this past weekend. This was total Armageddon.

12 Apr 2019

A former Botswana Defence Force (BDF) commando has been linked to the killing of South African businessman and Bakang Seretse’s former business associate Vusi Mhlanzi.

Mhlanzi was gunned down in Sandton, South Africa in 2017 by a hitman. 

12 Apr 2019

By Thobo Motlhoka

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) President Mokgweetsi Masisi has promised the party faithful that he will ‘return’ the BDP to its glory days.

12 Apr 2019

By Joseph Balise

By consent of both parties, the long legal tussle in which Botswana Congress Party (BCP) challenged the use of electronic voting machines has been finally withdrawn.

This follows the repeal of the Act providing for the use of the electronic gadgets.

12 Apr 2019

By Basadi Morokotso

Participants at a four-day Physco Social Support training for hostel support staff at various boarding primary schools in the Okavango Sub district have been urged to be extra patient when dealing with vulnerable children..

Majority of these children admitted at the primary boarding schools are Basarwa.

12 Apr 2019

KANG: In setting the tone for the National Council, the ruling party President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi said that they should always bear at heart that they constitute the government, whose primary agenda is the social responsibility to its people.

12 Apr 2019

The Directorate on Intelligence and Security (DIS) is to divert P50 000 000,00 from a budget intended to refurbish the Orapa House to fortify security at the country’s ports of entry.

12 Apr 2019

A former Botswana Defence Force (BDF) officer linked to committing two murders in a short space of time has attempted to take his own life.

The former soldier, Simba Mampuri aged 31, has two cases of murder pending before courts accused of killing his girlfriends.

12 Apr 2019

As Botswana grapples with human wildlife conflict, residents of Sowa Town live in perpetual fear of elephants as they trample on the mining town with impunity.

12 Apr 2019

The problem of irregular migration from the East and Horn of Africa to southern Africa presents a formidable challenge for countries along this route.

12 Apr 2019

The decision by the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) to blacklist China Jiangsu Botswana International may cost government unspecified  millions of Pula in compensation with no benefit to taxpayers, court records show. 

12 Apr 2019

By Victor Baatweng   

The only listed security company on the local bourse - G4S Botswana Limited has failed to release its audited financial results within the Botswana Stock Exchange Limited’s listing regulation stipulated time.

12 Apr 2019

By Calistus Bosaletswe

A cabinet approval during President Ian Khama’s reign was at the centre of controversy as it has a potential to disturb one of the longest migration routes greater than the famed Serengeti wildlife migration in Kenya-Tanzania.

12 Apr 2019

By Victor Baatweng

Pula Steel Casting and Manufacturers (Pty) Limited liquidator - John Hinchliffe has reportedly told creditors of the liquidated Selebi Phikwe based steel company to “hang in there” while he charters a new path.

12 Apr 2019

Since the early 1980s, the mining industry has been the largest contributor to Botswana’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP), contributing between 20 and 50 percent. This is according to a statistical report compiled by the national statistics agency – Statistics Botswana.

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