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Commercial court to kick-off in the new year

GBV courts likely to be established before end of 2021

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Sasa Klaas reveals her Covid-19 positive status

Rapper Sarona Klaas also known as Sasa Klaas is the first local celebrity to go public about her COVID-19 positive status. The controversial rapper went on a live rant this evening about her results. “I had no sense of smell and taste. I saw the add for Diagnofirm about them doing tests. I went yesterday […]

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Driver charged for deaths of seven Gumare United players

Almost three years after the tragic road accident that claimed the lives of seven Gumare United players, their driver has finally been brought before court facing charges of causing death by dangerous driving. Thuso Edwin Ramaretha, 27, of Serorome ward in Palapye this week pleaded with a Maun Magistrates court to reserve his plea as […]

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Dagga cases on the rise in Bobonong

Bobonong Police Station Commander, Superintendent Paul Seoko, has raised concern over increasing numbers of illegal possession of dagga in his policing area. Speaking to The Voice Online, Seoko said from January to September they have registered 12 cases compared to last year where they recorded 10 cases around the same period. He said arrests are […]

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Safety concerns mount as elephants move closer to villages

The safety of school children has become a serious concern at the North West District Council as the flooding Okavango Delta starts pushing elephant herds closer to villages in the Maun area. A full council sitting was last week told that two deaths have been reported after two men were killed by the elephants in […]

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Too big to fit a condom

‘Devil 666’ convicted of 3 rapes in month-long reign of hell A man who described himself as ‘Devil 666’ has been found guilty of three counts of rape and one attempted rape during a month-long reign of terror in Tlokweng three years ago. 34-year-old Oscar Chabaya, whose penis was apparently so big it could not […]

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It’s Over

BDF’s head of MI’s marriage ends in bitter divorce Botswana Defence Force Head of Military Intelligence, Brigadier Modise Tlhage will have details of his complicated love life discussed in public as his soon to be ex-wife, Doreen Tlhage faces his mistress in court on October 6th. Doreen, 42, decided to drag her 52- year -old […]

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Schools to close this Friday- Molao

Due to the Independence holidays and to avoid congestion on public on transport, the Ministry of Basic Education has decided to close schools on Friday, (25th September) and reopen on the 6th October for term two. This was said by the Minister for Basic Education, Fidelis Molao when responding to a question in Parliament last […]

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Celeb edition with Suffocate

Award-winning producer and Artist Manager, Theo Lloyd aka Suffocate is a well-known figure in the entertainment industry. He has worked with artists such as Vee and Jah Prayzah, Khoisan, MMP Family, Slizer, Mapetla, Ntando and Ishmael from South Africa among others. Q. How did you land in the music industry? I believe it was my […]

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Stepping to ‘the count of two’

Bobedi’s jazz-funk album spreads good vibes Dynamic duo, Bobedi is the new group on the block to look out for. The genre-bending collective consists of singer Kasto “Mouzai” Lejuta and producer Tswelelo “Tswex” Malabola. Their 20- track -debut album ‘The Count of Two’ was released on May 1st 2020 across all digital stores as well […]

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BFA, UEFA Working On Bounce Back Programme

[Botswana Daily News] Ga -- Botswana Football Association (BFA) president, Maclean Letshwiti says football is hugely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Joy Foundation Donates Referee Starter Kit to Aspiring Umpire

[Botswana Daily News] Moc -- Joy Foundation has donated a referee gear to Alpha Moraope, one of the youngest football referees in Botswana. (AllAfrica)

President Masisi to General Assembly - UN Must Achieve Total Decolonisation and Self-Determination of All Peoples

[SPS] New York (United Nations) -- The President of Botswana, H.E. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, stressed on the need to achieve "decolonisation and self-determination to all peoples", in his speech before the High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN, held last Monday. (AllAfrica)

Botswana to Introduce Kiswahili in Schools

[Citizen] Botswana aims to introduce Swahili language in the southern African country's local schools, a senior official said Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Report Paints Gloomy Picture At Ngambao, Gowa

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- A task force assigned to investigate living condition of pupils at Ngambao and Gowa junior secondary schools in the Okavango Sub-district has revealed unreported cases of defilement. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Table Tennis Association Gets Windfall

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Phoenix of Botswana Assurance Company has injected P70 000 towards Botswana Table Tennis Association (BTTA) grand finale tournament scheduled for Independence Day. (AllAfrica)

Yeap Motivates Youth to Pursue Business

[Botswana Daily News] Moshupa -- The third edition of Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator Programme (YEAP) held in Moshupa recently inspired youth to rise up and do something with their lives. (AllAfrica)

Leaders Talk Sustainability

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi on Monday joined global leaders as well as government, international organisations, business and civil society experts in a virtual world sustainable development summit. (AllAfrica)

UN Critical to Global Efforts Mobilisation

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The current situation where nations are facing the unprecedented test of combating COVID-19 underlines the importance of having an institution like the UN to harness global efforts, says President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi. (AllAfrica)

Fashion Design Sustains Lemeno

[Botswana Daily News] Salajwe -- Business by its nature and fortune has the ability to sustain one's life and change the future for the better. (AllAfrica)

Mass Elephant Deaths Caused By Bacteria

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Findings on the mortality of 330 elephants around Seronga area between April and July are linked to cyanobacteria, Department of Wildlife and National Parks' Dr Reuben Mmatli has said. (AllAfrica)

Len Bakeries Exploits Indigenous Products

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Often it is that distinct flavour that adds immeasurably to the taste and distinguishes one' baking from the rest. (AllAfrica)

Borders Reopen for Exportation of Live Cattle

[Botswana Daily News] Tsootsha -- Government has decided to allow exportation of live cattle effective October 1 to December 30, Minister of Agricultural Development and Food Security Mr Karabo Gare has announced. (AllAfrica)

Initiative Gives Exposure

[Botswana Daily News] Gookodisa -- The host of the seventh cabinet and presidential COVID-19 task team meetings to be held at a farm says "the initiative has brought maximum exposure to our farms." (AllAfrica)

Tsela Riders Club Team Trials Race Success

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Team Swift Cycling Club on Sunday capped a sterling performance at the Tsela Riders Club team time trials race held on the Boatle/Mmankgodi route. (AllAfrica)

Bacteria in Water Behind Mass Elephant Deaths

[DW] Upwards of 300 elephants died in the Southern African country this year, baffling and alarming conservationists. After months of research, government officials say they have identified the cause. (AllAfrica)

Govt Ready to Okay Bill Naming Sexual Offenders

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Government will prioritise the Sexual Offenders Bill in efforts to table it in the November Parliament sitting. (AllAfrica)

Initiative Food Self-Sufficiency Seed

[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -- If taken seriously, the small stock sub-sector can propel Botswana towards its aspiration of attaining food self-sufficiency, President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has said. (AllAfrica)

Date Set For Football Body's Elections

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The long-awaited Botswana Football Association (BFA) elective general assembly will be held on October 10, in different parts of the country. (AllAfrica)

Sekgoma Memorial Ready for Use

[The Patriot] The Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development Mmusi Kgafela handed over the Old Sekgoma Memorial refurbishment Project to the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Serowe on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Task Team Foresees Jump in Covid-19 Cases

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- COVID-19 cases continue to increase daily in the country sparking concerns about a possible spike in numbers after the independence holidays. (AllAfrica)