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NTUANE OPENS UP

NTUANE OPENS UP

Dec. 28 | RELIEVED: Ntuane Says he almost died of stress while at BMD The former Vice President of Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) says he never really enjoyed his stay at the party because he founded it while on sabbatical leave from the BDP. Botsalo...

CHINESE BUSINESSMAN CAMPAIGNS FOR AN OMANG

CHINESE BUSINESSMAN CAMPAIGNS FOR AN OMANG

Dec. 28 | WISHING TO BE A MOTSWANA: Nan A Chinese national who recently donated 10 wheelchairs to the Holy Ghost House International Ministries in Gaborone wants to have an Omang. Miles Nan, the managing Director of Mileage Air (Pty) Ltd made his wish to...

CALLED FROM ABOVE

CALLED FROM ABOVE

Dec. 14 | RESILIENT: Kgosiemang Female pastor refuses to give up It has been four years since former Reverend of the Dutch Reformed Church in Mochudi village, Mmoniemang Kgosiemang resigned from the church. She was forced to resign from his position by...

PUBLIC HEALTH BILL RAISES CONCERN

PUBLIC HEALTH BILL RAISES CONCERN

Dec. 14 | CONTROVERSIAL: Minister Seakgosing Corpses of HIV infected persons to be banned from mortuaries Family members whose relatives die from HIV or AIDS will no longer be allowed to send the corpse of their loved ones to the mortuary, should parliamentarians...

READY FOR THE CHALLENGE

READY FOR THE CHALLENGE

Dec. 10 | KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED: Pono Moatlhodi Pono Moatlhodi discuss drawn daggers in the fight for Tonota The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Pono Moatlhodi, who is also a Member of Parliament (MP) for Tonota South has refuted allegations that he...

SCHOOL GIRL MURDER MARKS 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM

SCHOOL GIRL MURDER MARKS 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM

Dec. 1 | CONCERNED: Botlogile Tshireletso The launch of the 16 days of Activism on November 25 was marred by the brutal murder of a 15- year- old standard six pupil . Police suspect that the school girl from Seherelela settlement in Ngwaketse West was killed by...

LEADER OF OPPOSITION SEAT FALLS VACANT

LEADER OF OPPOSITION SEAT FALLS VACANT

Dec. 1 | DOWN: Dumelang Saleshando Botswana Congress Party President and MP for Gaborone Central, Dumelang Saleshando has lost the Leader Of Opposition in Parliament seat. The seat was declared vacant  by the speaker of parliament , Dr Margaret Nasha on Wednesday...

JOURNALISTS DEFEND THE CHILDREN

JOURNALISTS DEFEND THE CHILDREN

Dec. 1 | www.unicef.org Local journalists have called on the government to amend the constitution in order to align the age of maturity from 16 to 18 years as stipulated by the United Nations definitions of a child. According to resolutions made at the end of...

EDUCATION CITED AS KEY FOR SURVIVAL

EDUCATION CITED AS KEY FOR SURVIVAL

Dec. 1 | HOPEFUL: Annett Gunther Rapid educational response is now seen as a means of addressing the psychosocial needs of victims of mass population displacements, caused by war, civil conflicts and persecution, the German Ambassador to Botswana, Annett Gunther...

RASINA RESIGNS FROM BMD OFFICE

RASINA RESIGNS FROM BMD OFFICE

Nov. 24 | The National Spokesperson for Botswana Movement for Democracy, Rasina Winfred Rasina has resigned from the position. RESIGNED: Rasina Winfred Rasina Rasina confirmed the resignation on Wednesday evening in a brief interview. He did not give reasons for...

MASISI HUMILIATED

MASISI HUMILIATED

Nov. 24 | UNDER FIRE: Masisi The Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Mokgweetsi Masisi on Wednesday dismally failed to discredit the controversial report on the disastrous dealings between Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) and the Shanghai...

SERETSE’S CASE TO BE MOVED TO THE CORRUPTION COURT

SERETSE’S CASE TO BE MOVED TO THE CORRUPTION COURT

Nov. 24 | ACCUSED: Seretse The corruption case against the Assistant Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Vincent Seretse is expected to be moved to the newly established corruption court at the high court in Gaborone at a date yet to be announced. The...

FACE TO FACE WITH MODUBULE

FACE TO FACE WITH MODUBULE

Nov. 24 | Nehemiah Modubule Two weeks after the launch of the Umbrella for Democratic Change, its members of Parliament (MPS) are yet to formally notify Parliament on whether they want to be recognized as MPs of the new party or not. Lobatse MP, Nehemiah Modubule,...

CHILLYBOY RESIGNS FROM BDP

CHILLYBOY RESIGNS FROM BDP

Nov. 23 | FED UP: Chillyboy Rakgare McDonald Chillyboy Rakgare has resigned from the ruling Botswana Democratic. Rakgare who was recently suspended from the party for 60 days pending hearing over the comments he made on facebook about President Khama’s leadership...

COSMETICS TO BE REGULATED

COSMETICS TO BE REGULATED

Nov. 21 | The Ministry of Health is expected to introduce cosmetic regulations before the end of the year, Parliament was told on Monday this week. CONCERNED: Matlhabaphiri When answering a question in Parliament, The Assistant Minister of Health, Gaotlhaetse Matlhabaphiri...

DESPERATE TIMES

DESPERATE TIMES

Nov. 16 | Babies delivered under cellphone torches CONCERNED: Moeng Pheto Midwives at Medie Clinic in the Kweneng District use mobile phone torches as sources of light when delivering babies at night due to lack of electricity in the village, Parliament was told...

MASIRE, BALOPI AMONGST BENEFICIARIES OF ALLEGED BMC MISMANAGEMENT

MASIRE, BALOPI AMONGST BENEFICIARIES OF ALLEGED BMC MISMANAGEMENT

Nov. 16 | FINGERED: Masire The Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) paid out millions of Pula to private feedlots during the period when the European Union (EU) was not buying beef from Botswana. Among the feedlot owners who gained from the payments are former President...

CAUSE OF MAUN FIRES STILL UNKNOWN

CAUSE OF MAUN FIRES STILL UNKNOWN

Nov. 16 | Police have not made a breakthrough in the investigations of the mysterious fires that recently gutted eight classrooms and an office at Maun Senior Secondary resulting in its closure. The assistant Minister of Education and Skills development, Patrick...

GOVERNMENT GIVES PRIORITY TO WILDLIFE

GOVERNMENT GIVES PRIORITY TO WILDLIFE

Nov. 16 | Botswana Wildlife landscape Member of Parliament (MP) for Ngami, Taolo Habano this week told Parliament that the people of Sexaxa settlement in Maun were forcibly moved out of fertile land to create more space for wild animals. Habano a Member of Botswana...

NO JOBS FOR OPPOSITION YOUTH

NO JOBS FOR OPPOSITION YOUTH

Nov. 16 | BDP youth leader to scout for jobs for his peers UNAPOLOGETIC: Boatile The Chairperson of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) National Youth Executive Committee (NYEC), Andy Boatile is a man on a mission. His plan is to reduce unemployment...