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Liar Mugabe Too Old to Confront - Govt

[New Zimbabwe] President Ian Khama's government has taken umbrage at President Robert Mugabe's snide remarks about the Botswana leader but said in a cheeky formal response Thursday it will not confront the 93-year-old leader because of his advanced age. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Makes Strides in Health Care System - Masisi

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Vice President, Mr Mokgwetsi Masisi says Botswana has made 'tremendous' strides in improving the health care system. (AllAfrica)

Visit Strengthens Ties

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lieutenant General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama says his visit to Malta will afford the two countries an opportunity to enrich bilateral cooperation. (AllAfrica)

Khama Appoints Vision 2036 Members

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has appointed Vision 2036 Council members. (AllAfrica)

Olympics - Olympic Body Elections Tomorrow

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Before the end of tomorrow, members of the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) will have ushered in a new board that would lead the organization until 2020. (AllAfrica)

Dr Lim Kok Wing Pays Courtesy Call On Masisi

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Founder and President of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Professor Tan Sri Dato' Sri Paduka Dr Lim Kok Wing paid a courtesy call to acting President, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Proud of Dr Moeti - Makgato

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Minister of Health and Wellness, Ms Dorcas Makgato, has hailed World Health Organisation (WHO) regional director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, for her profound work in the region. (AllAfrica)

MPs to Attend Pan African Parliament Fifth Ordinary Session

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Members of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) will attend the Fifth Ordinary Session of the Fourth Parliament of the PAP in Midrand, South Africa from Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Transgender Man Wins Battle with Govt

[HRW] In a legal first for Botswana, the country's High Court has ruled that a transgender man should be allowed to hold official documents that reflect his gender identity. The judgment is a huge victory for transgender people in Botswana, who face considerable challenges when their gender identity is not reflected in official papers. (AllAfrica)

Poor Projects Implementation Worrisome

[Botswana Daily News] Sowa Town -Government continues to experience delays in completion of projects despite the injection of huge sums of money spent towards project implementation, Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Mr Frans van der Westhuzein has said. (AllAfrica)

Trust Injects Thousands Into Projects

[Botswana Daily News] Sankoyo -Sankoyo Tshwaragano Management Trust has funded the Village Development Committee to the tune of over P600 000 to implement some of the community projects in the pipeline. (AllAfrica)

Bowling - Namibian Bowlers Second in Botswana

[Namibian] A Namibia Bowling Association A team narrowly lost to Letsibogo of Botswana in the Botswana Invitational Trips tournament which was recently held at the Francistown Bowling Club. (AllAfrica)

BNOC Presidential Result On October 7

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) affiliates will only know on October 7 which candidate will deliver their 2017-2020 strategic plan. (AllAfrica)

Chess - Zambians Dominate Botswana Open

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Zambian players dominated the Botswana Open Chess Championships which was held over the independence holidays. (AllAfrica)

'Plan for Next 50 Years'

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama says Botswana's achievements should act as baseline for its future developmental endeavours. (AllAfrica)

Government Considers Request for Youth Office

[Botswana Daily News] Seronga -President Lt. Gen Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has assured residents of Seronga that some of their challenges will be urgently looked into by relevant ministries to see how best to address them. (AllAfrica)

Masire - the President Who Left Botswana and the World an Enduring Legacy

[The Conversation Africa] In the Western press, the legacies of African leaders tend to hinge on their respect for term limits, property rights, and fiscal restraint. Since his death in June 2017, the late Quett Ketumile Masire, Botswana's former Minister of Finance and Development Planning (1966-1980) and President (1980-1998), has been remembered largely in these terms. (AllAfrica)

Vice President Join Mourners

[Botswana Daily News] Lotlhakane West -Vice President Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi yesterday joined mourners in Lotlhakane West to lay Mr Ramokabaswane Mojakgesa and his wife Ms Tikologo Mojakgesa to rest. (AllAfrica)

RSA / Botswana Cross Border Operation - Transnational Crimes

[SAPS] Corporate Communication and Liaison (AllAfrica)

Brave Warriors to Host The Zebras in Friendly

[Namibian] The Brave Warriors will take on Botswana on Saturday in an international friendly at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in preparation for the upcoming 2018 African Nations Championships (Chan). (AllAfrica)

Avani Officially Opens After Refurbishments

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The business and social hub of Gaborone, Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino, last week officially opened its establishment following major refurbishments of the place at a cost of P79 million. (AllAfrica)

LEA Appoints New CEO

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Local Enterprise Authority Board (LEA) has appointed Dr Racious Moatshe as the new chief executive officer. (AllAfrica)

President Khama Urges Batswana to Remain United

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt. Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has urged Batswana not to let differences divide them in whatever issues but find common denominators that bring them together for the advancement of the country and people. (AllAfrica)

Biggest Diamond Found in a Century Sells for U.S.$53 Million

[This is Africa] La Rona, the biggest diamond unearthed in Botswana and the largest find in more than a century, second in size only to the Cullinan diamond cut into the British Crown jewels has been sold, fetching a massive $53 million. The gem owned by Canadian company, Lucara was sold to London-based Graff Diamonds, which paid US$47,777 per carat for the diamond. (AllAfrica)

Contractor ,Consultant Differences Delay Project

[Botswana Daily News] Charleshill -Contractor of the 110 kilometre road between Charleshill and Ncojane in Ghanzi District, Zac Construction, is said to have stopped working with its project consultants due to conflict. (AllAfrica)

Horticulture Way to GoRalotsia

[Botswana Daily News] Maradu -In view of its endless job creation possibilities along the lines of input supply, seedling and flower production, machinery contracting and refrigerated trucks hiring among others, horticulture has every reason to be regarded as the second green diamond for this nation. (AllAfrica)

Khama Tours Projects

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama, Vice President Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi, Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Mr Eric Molale and senior government officials toured projects under the Poverty Eradication Programme on September 26. (AllAfrica)

Athletics - Thebe Back From Milan

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The 400 metres runner Baboloki Thebe arrived home on September 24 from Milan, Italy where he had been receiving medical treatment. (AllAfrica)

Ngamiland in Suspected FMD Outbreak

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Farmers and the public are informed of the suspected outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in Ngamiland district. (AllAfrica)

ICT Vital in Community - Mompati

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Information Communication Technology (ICT) and libraries were important in the community as they form one of the vision pillars on education and information. (AllAfrica)

Entertainment Galore As Kwese TV Partners Telecoms Giant

[New Zimbabwe] Econet Media's Kwes TV has penned an agreement with Orange Botswana in a partnership that will see Orange subscribers accessing premium entertainment and sports programming. (AllAfrica)