• EXPOSED14

    • BDF Soldiers sexcapades revealed • Sex starved wives break the silence • Shocked that husbands buy and sell sex Sex starved army wives break the silence,learn soldiers buy and sell sex Revelations of how BDF soldiers were not only top buyers of sex in Selebi-Phikwe but also sold sex amongst themselves left many army

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  • HOLLYWOOD STYLE WEDDING FOR DUMA BOKO12

    One of Botswana’s most eligible bachelors, the Botswana National Front President, Duma Boko’s bachelor days are numbered.  Boko who recently rubbished rumours that he was romantically linked to a cabinet minister is set to wed a young lawyer. The 42 -year old human rights lawyer could however not be drawn into revealing the name of

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  • SIX HEADS IN A BUCKET INVESTIGATIONS LANDS VILLAGE CHIEF’S WIFE IN COURT6

    ‎ Mulambakwena village chief Matopi Sam Jorowe’s wife, Gladys Matopi is expected to appear before a customary court for obstructing and insulting police officers on duty. Matopi, 42 is said to have insulted police officers who wanted to question the chief’s daughter about her suspected pregnancy which allegedly disappeared mysteriously in December last year. The

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  • GOVT’S PLAN TO BUY RADIOS FOR THE ELDERLY DIVIDES COUNCILLORS9

    Plans by the government to provide elderly people with radios have received mixed reactions from the North West District Councillors. A recent memo from the office of the president directed the council to assess all the beneficiaries of Old Age Pension Scheme, World War II and destitute persons who are vulnerable and living on their

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  • NO PAY NO WORK2

    Temporary teachers in the North West District caused commotion at the Ministry of Education Skills and Development’s Regional office in Maun last Friday while demanding their February salaries. There was no space in the offices as they filled any available space, speaking as loud as they can while the officers looked on with fear. Some

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  • WRITING IN THE HILLS OF FYNBOS0

    For the bulk of this month I’ve been away being very writerly. I left Botswana on the 5th, heading for Cape Town and then to Hermanus for this year’s Caine Workshop. It was held at the beautiful Volmoed, normally a Christian retreat but in this case a writing workshop venue. It’s set in the mountains

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  • DEBT TRAP1

      Overspending pushes consumers into poverty   Batswana spend three times more than Americans Debt remains a major social problem among Batswana consumers as they keep falling prey to deceptive marketing strategies by retailers and financial institutions that pull them deeper into debt. Consumer analyst Richard Harriman this week told Your Money that despite the

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  • PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT0

    I spend a fair bit of time watching sports on TV, but I don’t consider any of that time to be wasted. Okay, I can see how sports viewing can be addictive and limiting, especially for die hard supporters who want their teams to win at all costs, but for people who love and understand

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  • ASK GASE 30 MARCH0

    I am a 34 year old lady and I am in love with a 24 year old guy. He did not tell me the truth about his age at the beginning. Later when I asked him again how old he really is, he told me he’s younger than I am, saying that the reason he

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  • CITY FATHER0

    For years, Haskins Nkayigwa’s political home was the ruling Botswana Democratic Party but last year he defected to the opposition Botswana Movement for Democracy as he felt democracy had been thrown out of the window. The move also saw him becoming the mayor for Gaborone after a vote of no confidence was passed on the

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  • THE RIGHTS AND WRONGS OF ORPHANED CHILDREN1

    This week I conclude the last in my series of articles to inform and warn readers on the thorny issue of inheritance. The story that follows involves orphans who became victims of a cultural practice that was set up with all good intentions, but brought about only bitterness. In recent times people have died in

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  • MOB CATCHES DODGY CATTLE RUSTLER7

    A dodgy cattle dealer who allegedly swindled Mochudi farmers of over P60 000 worth of cattle got more than what he bargained for when he turned up for another deal as he was leashed and beaten up by his angry victims. After weeks of hiding, Gaone Lesedi’s cunny habits evaded him on Tuesday as he

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  • SACU COUNCIL MEETS0

    Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) council of ministers are meeting in Pretoria, South Africa today (Friday) to discuss amongst others, the issue of revenue. The SACU Council is comprised of Ministers of Finance, and Ministers of Trade and Industry from the five SACU Member States namely Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland. Under the

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  • LIVINGSTONE KOLOBENG HOLDS BUSINESS FAIR0

    Livingstone Kolobeng College held their annual ‘Entrepreneur Day concurrently with ‘Maths and Science fair last weekend. The business students spent the whole day experiencing what real business is like by selling a variety of goods including hot dogs, pies, burgers, jewellery and electronic devices. Other business models included photo studio, fashion show, computer games room

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  • SISTERS IN THE STRUGGLE0

    Women talk children, birthday party expenses and dispossession After a long wait in the scorching sun, with aching feet, a lady driven taxi pulls up and passengers literally throw themselves in the vehicle. Coincidentally only women find space in the car and happy to be going home, they start a conversation which went as follows:

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  • UNDER THREAT1

    Troubled Maun fishermen appeal for Govt. help Government should serve fish for lunch to Ipelegeng workers instead of the suggested fat cakes because it would make for a healthier diet and a better workforce. The above suggestion was made by struggling fishermen from Sexaxa settlement, 20 kilometres north of Maun, who will not quit their

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  • NEWS BRIEFS 30 MARCH0

    BOTSWANA POST INCREASES TARIFFS BotswanaPost have announced an increase in postal tariffs with effect from April 1. The standard  letter will cost P3.20 from P2.60. According to BotswanaPosts’ communique, reviews are necessary to mitigate the operating costs that continue to rise and to meet the regional and international operating standards. The tariffs were last reviewed

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  • TO CUT OR NOT TO CUT16

    Men and women discuss circumcision pros and cons The Ministry of Health is on a spirited campaign to get as many Batswana men as possible circumcised in an effort to curb the spread of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). But of recent there has been a steady rise of the number of those

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  • CONSUMER’S VOICE MARCH 300

    Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 I engaged a debt collection company to collect a debt for me. On Monday 12th March, I phoned them to check the status of my case. They told me that they were ready to serve a summons on Friday 9th March but they didn’t find the summons in the file, which

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  • IS POLYGAMYAN OPTION?8

    Three weeks back I watched a very interesting reality show called “Sister Wives” in one of the BBC Channels. It was about the life of a man who is married to four wives and has several children.  This big family is constantly living in fear as they are perceived as an odd family and again

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