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Khama’s succession conundrum
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Khama’s succession conundrum

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE- For the first time in history, President Ian Khama’s ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is poised to have the Vice President, who should…

Zebras back in action after six month lay-off
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Zebras back in action after six month lay-off

Staff Reporter - Mar 17, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi GABORONE – Botswana’s national soccer team, the Zebras, will finally get to kick a ball, six months after their last match, when they take…

Bots gets $145m for drought mitigation
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Bots gets $145m for drought mitigation

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE - Botswana has secured a US$145.5 million loan from the World Bank for the Emergency Water Security and Efficiency Project to address the…

Another resignation hits Botswana athletics
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Another resignation hits Botswana athletics

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi GABORONE - Botswana athletics further trundled into a rough patch this week after a fourth official resigned from the sport’s governing body, the Botswana Athletics…

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Botswana reiterates support for Ahmad

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi GABORONE - Botswana Football Association (BFA) president, Maclean Letshwiti, has said his country would support Malagasy candidate, Ahmad in the CAF presidential election to…

Botswana secures market for FMD-prone beef
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Botswana secures market for FMD-prone beef

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE- The beef industry in Botswana is expected to return to profitability following an announcement by Minister of Agricultural Development and Food Security, Patrick…

Botswana mining industry adopts sustainability model
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Botswana mining industry adopts sustainability model

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE- MINES in Botswana would be the first in Africa to adopt a Canadian model of sustainability that requires members to continuously assess their…

Yet another mine in Botswana sinks
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Yet another mine in Botswana sinks

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE- THE mining sector in Botswana has suffered another setback, after Ghagoo Diamond Mine announced this week that it will cease production with immediate effect…

Botswana duo left licking wounds after early CAF exit
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Botswana duo left licking wounds after early CAF exit

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi GABORONE - Botswana was left without a representative in CAF club competitions after its two representatives, Township Rollers and Orapa United bombed out at…

Bots allays fears of refugee camp closure
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Bots allays fears of refugee camp closure

Staff Reporter - Feb 06, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone-Botswana’s Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security this week allayed fears that the Dukwi Refugee Camp faces closure. This follows unconfirmed reports in the local…

Botswana copper production resumes
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Botswana copper production resumes

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone-Production in copper-nickel mining subsector that came to a standstill following the collapse of three miners in the last two years is expected to…

Botswana women’s football on its knees
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Botswana women’s football on its knees

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi Gaborone- Botswana women’s football plunged into a fresh crisis this week after the national league was suspended due to insufficient funds. The league already…

Bots bans harvesting of mopane worm
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Bots bans harvesting of mopane worm

Staff Reporter - Jan 30, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE-THE Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism has issued an immediate ban on the harvesting of mopane worm or Imbrassia belina to allow…

Ford Kugas recalled in Botswana
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Ford Kugas recalled in Botswana

Staff Reporter - Jan 27, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE- SOUTH African vehicle dealer, Barloworld, which runs the Ford franchise in Botswana announced that it is recalling about 28 Ford Kuga vehicles in…

Bots defends high military expenditure
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Bots defends high military expenditure

Staff Reporter - Dec 05, 2016

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE - BOTSWANA’S Minister of Defence Justice and Security, Shaw Kgathi, has defended the country’s high military expenditure, following accusations by the opposition that…

Botswana unrelenting in AIDS fight
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Botswana unrelenting in AIDS fight

Staff Reporter - Dec 05, 2016

By Bakang Mhaladi GABORONE - AS the world marks World AIDS Day, Botswana has been unrelenting in its fight against the pandemic, with the launch of a…

Chiefs edge Rollers in five-goal thriller
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Chiefs edge Rollers in five-goal thriller

Staff Reporter - Dec 02, 2016

By Bakang Mhladi GABORONE - MOCHUDI Centre Chiefs put their recent woes behind with a thrilling 3-2 victory over biggest rivals, Township Rollers over the weekend, which…

Botswana seeks diamond innovation
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Botswana seeks diamond innovation

Staff Reporter - Nov 18, 2016

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE- BOTSWANA has defended the strategy it has put together in collaboration with mining giant, De Beers, for diamond beneficiation. Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi…

Chiefs bow out of Botswana’s Top 8
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Chiefs bow out of Botswana’s Top 8

Staff Reporter - Nov 18, 2016

By Bakang Mhladi GABORONE - EVEN when it appeared easier to progress than exit, Mochudi Centre Chiefs have always found the Mascom Top 8 cup unforgiving. It…

Cricket prodigy out of Botswana – Thatayaone Tshose the first Motswana to join an English-based club
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Cricket prodigy out of Botswana – Thatayaone Tshose the first Motswana to join an English-based club

Staff Reporter - Nov 18, 2016

By Bakang Mhaladi GABORONE- BOTSWANA is one of the few countries in the world which shares a border with two Test cricket playing nations. But the gulf in…