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Data critical to turn tide against climate change – Kereng

The Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Philda Kereng, says quality climate data is the best insurance against unravelling climate change impacts...

FCC on overdrive to avail land to private sector

FRANCISTOWN: The City Council here (FCC) is intensifying efforts to avail land to the private sector to boost the second city’s ailing economy.  The announcement...

Phase 1 of vaccination plan targets 153 000

The government plans to vaccinate an estimated 153 090 people from 14 target groups during Phase 1 of its national vaccination programme. Top of...

Size of BDF, DISS revealed in COVID-19 vaccination plans

For years, the size of Botswana’s army and national intelligence service has always been a closely guarded secret but COVID-19 appears to have changed...

The rising burden of cancer in Botswana

Although cancer is not among the top causes of death in Botswana, a report published by the Lancet medical journal says Botswana has the...

Airwaves regulator plays different tune on public radio

The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) plays a different tune on the use of diverse languages favouring tertiary campus radios over dominant public airwaves. The...

Not wearing a mask is attempted murder and should be treated as such

At this point everybody knows what COVID-19 is, how it spreads and how it kills. Oddly though, some people still think nothing of playing...

Leave no one behind climate change policy – VP

Vice President Slumber Tsogwane has advised the Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism (MENT) to engage stakeholders ahead of the Climate Change...

Game meat lovers annoy officials

MAUN: Ngamiland Regional Wildlife Coordinator Dimakatso Ntshebe says he is worried by the behavior of game meat lovers in the area. Wildlife officials from the Problem...

More have access to electricity

The proportion of the population with access to electricity in Botswana is steadily increasing. An assessment of the percentage of people with access to electricity...