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Exiled Eritrean players train with Bots club
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Exiled Eritrean players train with Bots club

Staff Reporter - Jun 09, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi GABORONE – Three exiled Eritrean players, who refused to board the plane back home after their national team’s match against Botswana in 2015, have…

Curtain falls on Gino’s illustrious career
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Curtain falls on Gino’s illustrious career

Staff Reporter - Jun 02, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi GABORONE – Mogogi ‘Gino’ Gabonamong, arguably Botswana best defensive midfielder, has called it a day after an illustrious 19 year career which took him…

Mr Ibu comes to Botswana
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Mr Ibu comes to Botswana

Staff Reporter - May 26, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE – Nigeria’s comedy heavyweight John Okafor will be in Gaborone on 26 August to perform at the Gaborone International Music and Culture Week…

Botswana wants electric fence along Zim border
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Botswana wants electric fence along Zim border

Staff Reporter - May 22, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi Gaborone - A lawmaker from the governing Botswana Democratic Party, Samson Guma-Moyo, has called for the erection of an electric fence along the country's…

Botswana hit by worldwide cyber attack
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Botswana hit by worldwide cyber attack

Staff Reporter - May 22, 2017

By  Mpho Tebele Gaborone - A computer virus by the name WannaCry that has hit over 150 countries since last Friday has invaded Botswana, leading to a shutdown…

Confidential mining contracts blight Botswana’s success story: World Bank
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Confidential mining contracts blight Botswana’s success story: World Bank

Staff Reporter - May 22, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone – The World Bank has called on Botswana to make details of its large mining contracts with mining companies public to improve transparency…

Is Bots starting to witness diamond beneficiation?
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Is Bots starting to witness diamond beneficiation?

Staff Reporter - May 15, 2017

Mpho Tebele GABORONE – In a sign that diamond beneficiation may be becoming a reality in Botswana, De Beers spent billions in Botswana last year. This is…

Bots finally signs SADC Gender Protocol
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Bots finally signs SADC Gender Protocol

Staff Reporter - May 08, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone-The government of Botswana announced this week that it has taken a decision to sign the Revised Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on…

Botswana ready to sign SADC gender protocol
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Botswana ready to sign SADC gender protocol

Staff Reporter - May 08, 2017

By Nyarai Kampilipili and Kizito Sikuka The announcement by Botswana that it is ready to sign a regional protocol that advances gender equality and equity signals another…

Botswana exempts SADC citizens from tourism levy
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Botswana exempts SADC citizens from tourism levy

Staff Reporter - May 08, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE – All visitors to Botswana, excluding residents and citizens of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states, will pay a tourism levy.…

SADC mourns sport heroes  – Bots loses footballer Tiro and professional boxer Nkabiti
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SADC mourns sport heroes – Bots loses footballer Tiro and professional boxer Nkabiti

Staff Reporter - May 07, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi GABORONE – It was a dark week for Botswana sport after two well-known sports persons, footballer, Gofaone Tiro and professional boxer, Herbert Nkabiti died just…

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…