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Batswana Set to Weigh in On Whether Ban On Elephant Hunting Should Be Lifted

[The Conversation Africa] University of Kent -The government of President Mokgweetsi Masisi in Botswana has announced that it will hold a two-month nationwide consultation to review the ban on hunting, notably of elephants. The ban, introduced by Masisi's predecessor, Ian Khama in 2014, has come under increasing criticism from people living in areas with significant wildlife populations as well as impoverished communities previously reliant on hunting income. (AllAfrica)

Hospitality Key to Economic Growth

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Government has taken a deliberate decision to establish Botswana as a centre of conference tourism, which has enormous potential to attract international tourists and meeting delegates alike, and whose contribution to the economy will be invaluable. (AllAfrica)

Masisi Pays Tribute to Matlhabaphiri

[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -The late Gaotlhaetse Matlhabaphiri has been described as a hardworking and patriotic man who had the interest of Batswana at heart. (AllAfrica)

Church Engages President Masisi

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Government continues to look up to the church to provide spiritual guidance in state affairs, President Mokgweetsi Masisi has said. (AllAfrica)

Land Board Calls for Cooperation

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Tawana Land Board has appealed to plot owners, who have not developed their plots, to come forward and identify them for the smooth implementation of the plot numbering exercise. (AllAfrica)

Association of Schools Pleads for Sponsorship

[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -Efforts by the Association of Botswana Schools Performing Arts (ABOSPA) to develop young talent in performing arts is reportedly handicapped by budgetary constraints. The association has therefore appealed to local private companies for support. (AllAfrica)

AP MPs Blast Masisi

[The Patriot] The leadership of the Alliance for Progressives (AP), last week ganged up against President Mokgweetsi Masisi, acussing of pulling populist stunts to win the hearts of many unsuspecting voters. The AP leaders took a swipe at Masisi, going as far as to suggest that his new reforms are not genuine policies intended to empower Batswana and steer the country in a positive economic direction. (AllAfrica)

Tsogwane Launches Council Candidate

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The Vice President and also the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) national chairman, Mr Slumber Tsogwane has appealed to electorates in the Tati West constituency to vote for the BDP council candidate, Mr Godfrey Smiles in the coming Ramokgwebana council ward bye-election slated for July 14. (AllAfrica)

Water Tanks to Alleviate Water Crisis

[Botswana Daily News] Kazungula -The Assistant Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration Mr Machana Shamukuni has handed over five water tanks to residents of Flowertown in Kazungula. (AllAfrica)

Molefhi Praises Outgoing Kenya Diplomat

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Outgoing High Commissioner of Kenya to Botswana Ms Jean Kimani has been commended for being instrumental in strengthening and promoting Botswana and Kenya's bilateral cooperation. (AllAfrica)

Orange Helps Roll Out School Programme

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Orange Botswana, the Ministries of Basic Education (MoBE) and that of Local Government and Rural Development have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in rolling out a digital education programme to primary schools. (AllAfrica)

'Diversity in Tourism Vital'

[Botswana Daily News] Sua Town -It is essential to diversify Botswana's tourism product if the country is to benefit from its resources in a sustainable way. (AllAfrica)

Tsogwane Calls for Retention of Seat

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Vice President and also BDP chairman Mr Slumber Tsogwane has appealed to Tati West constituents to vote for Mr Godfrey Smiles in the Ramokgwebana council ward by-election slated for July 14. (AllAfrica)

BNF in Primary Elections Headache

[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole, Kanye -With national elections nearing in 2019, the Botswana National Front (BNF) recently held primary elections for council and parliamentary hopefuls in different constituencies. (AllAfrica)

Rugby Union Drills Coaches, Students

[Botswana Daily News] Jwaneng -The Re ba Bona Ha programme has recently conducted a one-day workshop, which saw volunteer coaches and pupils from all the four public primary schools in Jwaneng participating. (AllAfrica)

Sereetsi Urges Artistes to Improve Craft

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -An upcoming jazz musician, who is also cultural enthusiastic, says he is happy that Batswana are retracing their steps back in recognition of their culture and traditional practices, which are on the verge of being subjugated by foreign elements. (AllAfrica)

Record Keeping Important to Farming

[Botswana Daily News] Tobane -Record keeping is an integral part of every business as it gives guidance and understanding on progress made or setbacks experienced by farmers in their projects. (AllAfrica)

Government to Cut Red Tape in Aid of Business

[Botswana Daily News] Khumaga -Government is working on legislative reforms that will enhance the ease of doing business in Botswana. (AllAfrica)

Dow Rallies AU Against Graft

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The African Union (AU) has been asked to institute a tangible roadmap to aid progress review of the organisations' undertakings in an effort to fight corruption. (AllAfrica)

Bbt Fashion Caters for Women of Substance

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -They say beauty is not all about having a pretty face, but it is also about having a pretty heart and that modest dressing starts inside the heart of a virtuous woman before people see it outside. (AllAfrica)

Botlogetswe Takes On World Best

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana's upcoming and promising 400-metre athlete, Christine Botlogetswe will make her Diamond League debut in Lausanne, Switzerland today (July 5). (AllAfrica)

Cycling Club to Host Bike Challenge

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Ultimate Cycle Base Botswana will on August 18-19 host a premier two-day mountain bike stage race dubbed: The Gaborone Quest. (AllAfrica)

PS Applauds Kalamare

[Botswana Daily News] Kalamare -Kalamare community has been applauded for initiating an event focused on the socio-economic development of their area. (AllAfrica)

Murdered Molepolole Family Laid to Rest

[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -A Molepolole family that was massacred by unknown assailants was laid to rest on June 30. (AllAfrica)

Notwane Supporters Branch Launches in Kasane

[Botswana Daily News] Kasane -Notwane Football Club supporters' branch was launched in Kasane on June 30. (AllAfrica)

Karatekas Light Up Gabs Open

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Young and upcoming karatekas gave spectators value for their money at the annual Gaborone Open International Karate Championship. (AllAfrica)

F/Town Councillors Resolved to Invite Land Minister

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Francistown councillors have unanimously resolved to invite the Minister of Land Management and Sanitation Services, Mr Kefentse Mzwinila to come and respond to land management issues in their city. (AllAfrica)

Lobatse Leadership Appreciates Beef Festival

[Botswana Daily News] Lobatse Beef Festival -The annual Lobatse International Beef festival (LIBF), which was held on June 30 has without doubt become one the events revellers look forward to each year. (AllAfrica)

Software to Help Farmers

[Botswana Daily News] Mochudi -To keep agriculture aloft, young people have designed a farm records management system dubbed Montsamaisa to aid people in the farming business. (AllAfrica)

VP Comforts Matlhabaphiri Family

[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -Vice President Mr Slumber Tsogwane on Sunday visited the family of the late Mr Gaotlhaetse Matlhabaphiri to convey condolences to the family in Molepolole. (AllAfrica)

Letsoaka Targets Youth Development

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The newly appointed technical director of Botswana Football Association (BFA), Serame Letsoaka says his aim is to close the youth development gap between Botswana and top football playing nations. (AllAfrica)