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Botswana’s dream of exporting power to region teeters
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Botswana’s dream of exporting power to region teeters

Staff Reporter - Apr 24, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - Botswana’s dream of exporting power to other countries in the region will be temporarily delayed following a dispute with the contractor over…

Ghana through as Botswana falters in cricket qualifiers
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Ghana through as Botswana falters in cricket qualifiers

Staff Reporter - Apr 21, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi GABORONE – It was a case of so near yet so far for Botswana who finished as runners-up to Ghana in the World Cricket…

Botswana, SA ruling parties exchange notes on political challenges
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Botswana, SA ruling parties exchange notes on political challenges

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone- Ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa held a meeting last week in an effort to…

South African can learn from Botswana on mining
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South African can learn from Botswana on mining

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Cape Town - It is a well-known fact that South Africa’s mining industry has for some time now, been in an unhealthy condition. However,…

Investigators assess quake that shook the region
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Investigators assess quake that shook the region

Staff Reporter - Apr 10, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone-Botswana in collaboration with South Africa is assessing the damage caused by a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 that struck the country …

Bots malaria death toll rises as drugs run out
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Bots malaria death toll rises as drugs run out

Staff Reporter - Apr 10, 2017

> Mpho Tebele GABORONE – The recent heavy rains which pounded most parts of Botswana resulting in the outbreak of malaria are likely to reverse the gains…

Botswana military deal triggers regional security fears
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Botswana military deal triggers regional security fears

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE - International peace researchers have warned Botswana to reconsider its decision to purchase Gripen fighter jets from Swedish manufacturers, saying the move could…

UK firm to source funding for Bots’ coal-gas power plant
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UK firm to source funding for Bots’ coal-gas power plant

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE - A United Kingdom-based power development company, Independent Power Corporation (IPC), has committed to secure funding for the development of the 100 MW coal-gas-power…

Botswana softball player moves to Japanese side
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Botswana softball player moves to Japanese side

Staff Reporter - Mar 24, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi GABORONE - Ghetto Yankees highly rated pitcher, Samuel Kunyalala has moved to Japanese side, Daiwa in a historic switch. However, the player will only…

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…