Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Boy (16) saved mother, daughter from croc while older man fled

As a fully grown man ran for dear life from a bloody crocodile-attack scene, a quick-thinking 16-year old risked his own life by running...

Economic research output is low in Botswana

Although Botswana is Southern African Development Community (SADC’s) fourth largest economy, the number of peer-reviewed economic journal articles produced by the country are still...

Union demands sacking of Debswana managing director

A case in which Debswana is accused of installing spy cameras to eavesdrop on its employees has branched off into a new row with...

Khama, Moyo and Goya names suggested for BPF SG position

The Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) will, by co-option, fill two vacant Central Committee positions when it holds its first meeting of the year on...

Court allows State to appeal against Bakang Seretse

Lobatse High Court Judge Gaolapele Ketlogetswe has ruled in favour of the state to appeal in a case in which businessman Bakang Seretse intends...

Media urged to be sensitive when reporting on GBV

The 16 days of activism against violence on women and children which began on the 25th of November and cumulating on the 10th of December may...

DISS deems social media a national security threat

The prophecy by some Pentecostal church pastors about Botswana catching fire in the aftermath of the 2019 general election may have been wide of...

Botswana passport holds steady in 2021 Henley ranking

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic having stalled air and ground travel for much of 2020 as governments implemented various measures to contain the spread of the virus, the...

High proportion of low birth weight infants under the spotlight

While low birth weight (LBW) is a preventable public health problem, an analysis by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) highlights that the prevalence of low...

Debswana terminates $1.7 billion Majwe Cut-9 contract

Debswana Diamond Company has terminated the multi-billion Pula Majwe Mining Cut 9 contract effective 4th January 2021. The contract had run for 18 months since...