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National Team Not Holiday

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The new senior national football team coach, Adel Amrouche, promises a firm hand in the national team set up. (AllAfrica)

Botswana to Deport Over 800 Namibian Refugees

[Namibian] OVER 850 Namibians who have been living as refugees in Botswana will be deported to Namibia after that country nullified their refugee status. (AllAfrica)

Masisi Comforts Zimbabwe

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi yesterday joined the world in mourning the passing of liberation icon and Zimbabwe's founding father, former president Robert Mugabe. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Set for Closest Poll Contest to Date

[CAJ News] Gaborone -THE official announcement of the date for general elections in Botswana has paved way for way for what points to the most grueling contest for power in a country widely lauded as Africa's model of democracy. (AllAfrica)

VP to Attend Mugabe Remembrance

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Vice President Slumber Tsogwane leaves for Harare, Zimbabwe today to attend late former president Mr Robert Mugabe's memorial service scheduled for tomorrow. (AllAfrica)

No Forced Removal of Namibian Refugees

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Contrary to media reports, there has been no forceful removal of former Namibian refugee students from school by any member of the Special Support Group (SSG). (AllAfrica)

Maun Police in Search of Rhino Killers

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Police in Maun have embarked on a search for suspects in connection with two rhinos, which were found dead in the Okavango Delta. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Joins Brazil in National Day Commemoration

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Although much still needs to be done to foster closer people to people relations, Botswana and Brazil have enjoyed 34 years of good bilateral relations which continue to be strengthened by their governments. (AllAfrica)

Council to Promote Archives Preservation

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Director of Qatar Foundation Dr Lekoko Kenosi says the formation of Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA) will help to promote the preservation and use of archives around the world. (AllAfrica)

Tennis Duo Do Well in African Junior Champs

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Denzel Seetso and Mark Nawa are said to be doing well in the African Junior Champions on clay court tournament that is currently underway in Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Eswatini to Replace Botswana At Cosafa Men's U-17 Championship

[SAFA] Eswatini will take their place in the field for the 2019 COSAFA Men's Under-17 Championship after Botswana withdrew from the competition that will be played in Malawi from October 11-20. (AllAfrica)

Land Boards Up to Date On New Policies

[Botswana Daily News] Jwaneng -Communication with land boards across the country regarding new land policies has already been done, minister of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Mr Kefentse Mzwinila has said. (AllAfrica)

Bakgatla Present Requests to Masisi

[Botswana Daily News] Mochudi -Residents of Mochudi on September 10 presented President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi with a litany of development-related requests. (AllAfrica)

Relay Teams Set to Compete At World Champs

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Both the men and women's 4x400m relay teams have made it to the IAAF World Championships to be held in Doha this month. (AllAfrica)

Facilities Management Public Maintenance Solution

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Facilities management services has been hailed as one option government can adopt in order to move away from the current piece-meal approach in public building maintenance. (AllAfrica)

Dr Ramsay Blasts Ian Khama

[The Patriot] Former government spokesperson, Dr Jeff Ramsay has fired potshots at former president Ian Khama warning him that he will never return to the presidency. (AllAfrica)

'Botswana Has Huge Cyber Security Skills Gap'

[The Patriot] The upcoming 5th Annual African Cyber Conference scheduled to be held in Gaborone next week is set to be a good platform for raising awareness or interest on the important emerging issue of Cyber Security, says African Cyber Security (ACS), Managing Director, Chris Johnson. (AllAfrica)

Do Away With First Past the Post - Politicians

[The Patriot] As the date for the much anticipated general elections is nearing (October 23), politicians across the political spectrum are having various opinions on how the country's electoral process can be reviewed to enhance our democracy. Currently some are of the view that the first past the post (FPTP) system is out dated and should be replaced by proportional representation (PRP). (AllAfrica)

Kgosi Sekoko in Hot Soup

[The Patriot] Opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Tonota branch has reported Kgosi Pogiso Sekoko of Tonota village to his superiors over his utterances recently at a BDP launch. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Win Genuine

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana Football Association (BFA) has refuted allegations by former Banyana Banyana captain, Portia Modise that she partly orchestrated Banyana Banyana's loss against Botswana senior women national football team recently. (AllAfrica)

Choppies Set to Exit Kenya Over Poor Show

[East African] Choppies Supermarket--which has its roots in Botswana--has revealed plans to exit the Kenyan market four years after acquiring Ukwala stores for Ksh1 billion ($10 million). (AllAfrica)

Media Responsible for Exposing Corruption

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The media has a role to investigate, report and educate the public on corruption and other related matters, says Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) director general, Brigadier Joseph Mathambo. (AllAfrica)

BDP Promises to Track Stolen Money

[Botswana Daily News] Orapa -The Vice President, Mr Slumber Tsogwane has promised Orapa residents that the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) would track down money missing from government coffers. (AllAfrica)

Mochudi Trains 233 Poverty Eradication Beneficiaries

[Botswana Daily News] Mochudi -Government has made a pledge to eradicate abject poverty with the aim of providing a dignified life for all Batswana. (AllAfrica)

Rekindle Church-Government Cooperation

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The establishment of sustainable partnerships with faith based organisations is critical to the eradication of poverty, Assistant Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration Mr Machana Shamukuni has said. (AllAfrica)

Tati West Prospective Candidates Promise Jobs, Infrastructure

[Botswana Daily News] Masunga -Tati West prospective parliamentary candidates have vowed to improve the road infrastructure in the North East district.The contest for the parliamentary seat would be between Mr Biggie Butale of Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) , Mr Simon Moabi of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and Mr Tshepo Makhani of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). (AllAfrica)

BDP to Elevate Economic Status - VP

[Botswana Daily News] Letlhakane -The Vice President and chairman of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), Mr Slumber Tsogwane has promised Boteti East electorate that BDP intends to diversify the economy and elevate it further. (AllAfrica)

DIS Audits PMOs Lifestyles

[The Patriot] Directorate of Intelligence Services (DIS) which has vowed to uproot corruption in government department has confiscated files and gadgets belonging to some Project Management Officers (PMO) in the Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services. (AllAfrica)

Bopeu NEC Triumphs Over Mogwera

[The Patriot] Suspended Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) president, Masego Mogwera acted in bad faith when suspending members of the National Executive Committee ahead of the Kasane congress in December 2018, the High Court ruled on Tuesday . (AllAfrica)

IEC Lack of Independence Laid Bare

[The Patriot] Abraham Lincoln's famous quote on deception says "You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time". And when President Obama said that Africa needs strong institutions as opposed to strong individuals, he was simply saying for these institutions to be strong, they have to be fully independent. But Obama was not saying things beyond our comprehension because instruments which establish these institutions are crafted in such a (AllAfrica)

Stock Theft Menace to Botswana's Economy

[Botswana Daily News] Palapye -Stock theft has been a persistent problem posing a serious threat to Botswana's economy, food security, people's livelihoods and social development, says Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Mr Shaw Kgathi. (AllAfrica)