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Man accused of killing girlfriend in front of her children

A Molepolole man has been remanded in custody for allegedly shooting to death his defenceless girlfriend in front of her two children at Mahetlwe village. Charged with a single count of murder, Daniel Mogale (38), appeared in shackles before a Molepolole Magistrates court last Friday for the brutal murder of 33-year-old Rosinah Amos. On the […]

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WEATHER FORECAST: Eloise

Remnants of the Tropical Cyclone Eloise are expected to bring heavy rains in some parts of the country from January 24th. Today the Tropical storm is in the Mozambique Channel, where it was forecast to intensify into a tropical cyclone. After landfall in Mozambique, Eloise is projected to lose strength as it moves across land, […]

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DNA results implicate teacher in defilement case

Accused had allegedly bought some pills for victim to terminate the pregnancy

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Convicted rapists jailed for ten years

Two rape convicts will each spend the next ten years in jail for the heinous offences they committed on separate incidents. The first accused to get his sentence, 33-year-old Bathusi Mmualefe, from Magotlhwane ward in Diphuduhudu, is accused of raping his 26-year-old victim on March 16th, 2019. Mmualefe is said to have met his ex-girlfriend’s […]

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Things they say;

“The BPF is not strong in Serowe. Khama is the one who is strong. If tomorrow he decides to change his political home the people will go with him. The BPF must build its structures and not rely on one man!” Gaborone City Deputy Mayor, Lotty Manyepedza.

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School Head in hot soup over stolen cooking oil

A Primary School Deputy Head from Letlhakane was left with egg on his face this Monday after Police arrested him for stealing food items. Mokane Deputy Headteacher, Michael Kebopetswe, along with a kitchen employee and her boyfriend were caught in possession of foodstuffs suspected to have been stolen from the school’s kitchen. According to the […]

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A red revolution

New Chairman set to transform Tafic When Tafic last left the field of play after a competitive match, on a sunlit, cloudless February afternoon in Serowe 11 months ago, they did so with hope in their hearts. The Francistown-based outfit had just beaten Miscellaneous 2-1 to record their second victory in three games. Optimism around […]

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BCF brace for Annual General Meeting

Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) is bracing for its Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is expected to be held around July this year. The current committee’s four-year term comes to an end this year after assuming office in 2017. BCF Secretary-General (SG) Mokwaledi Tingwane told Voice Sport that despite a challenging tenure they were able to […]

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Coffee bar owner continues to brew despite Covid-19

The heightened uncertainty defining the current pandemic has caused consumers to rethink their spending habits, forcing entrepreneurs to be more creative, and one such is the coffee maker. Voice Woman speaks to quick-thinking Neo Mosimane – the owner of Romantic Coffee and Home Ground Coffee Bar, whose strategies for 2021 include collaboration and expansion. Briefly […]

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Covid-19 spike hits Maun following a recent surge

Covid- 19 spike hits Maun Maun has seen a recent surge in COVID-19 cases after recording six deaths and 137 active cases by Wednesday night. The surge is suspected to have hit the North West District during the festive season as people flocked into the tourist area for leisure. The majority of the residents are […]

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Phuthego Catches Them Young

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The 'catch them young watch them grow' idiom best describes Baratwa Phuthego who plays a role in imparting skills to children to stay attached and proud of the traditional arts. (AllAfrica)


Frontliners First

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Government will prioritise Batswana in roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine once it has been procured, President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has said. (AllAfrica)


Gatherings to Blame for Spike in Covid-19 Cases

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- Okavango Sub-district is reported to be experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases attributed to wedding and funeral gatherings. (AllAfrica)


Agric Viable Undertaking - Farmer

[Botswana Daily News] Matsaudi -- Mr Tlamelo Molefe and wife Kgadimo of Maun desire to prove that commercial agriculture is viable in Ngamiland. (AllAfrica)


Trio Drops Single Track a Re Yeng

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The trio of Kagiso Rabothako, Kennedy Segole and Aron Kulobe going by stage, Heroshima music group has dropped an Afro House single track, A re yeng. (AllAfrica)


Botswana Fields Magosi for SADC Top Job

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Government has decided to field Mr Elias Magosi as Botswana's candidate for the position of Southern African Development Community (SADC) executive secretary. (AllAfrica)


Motor Sport Growth Gains Momentum

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Motor sport has shown significance growth through the performance of Ross Branch during the just ended Dakar Rally 2021. (AllAfrica)


Adefeko Appointed Honorary Consul of Botswana in Lagos

[This Day] Mr. Ade Adefeko has been appointed as Honorary Consul of Botswana in Nigeria in Lagos. (AllAfrica)


Businesses Bear Brunt of Zim Lockdown

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -- Some Francistown shop owners and hawkers who ply their trade on Haskins Street, nicknamed "Bulawayo street", are bearing the brunt of the imposition of lockdown in neighbouring Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)


Full-Scale Inspection of Schools Starts

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- As public schools adjust to business at full capacity, inspection teams have been dispatched to conduct week-long tours to check compliance to COVID-19 protocols countrywide. (AllAfrica)


Persistent Heavy Falls Disadvantage Farmers

[Botswana Daily News] Masunga -- Consistent heavy rainfall in the North East District has been described as an impediment to farmers willing to plough this season. (AllAfrica)


Batswana Remember Motsweding FM's Iconic Commentator

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Local sports commentators celebrated the late Motsweding FM iconic radio sport commentator and presenter, Kabelo Molopyane, famously known as KB by his legions of fans. (AllAfrica)


Ty Thutapuo Drops Maf Diponeng

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- TY Thutapuo's 17-track album dubbed Maf Diponeng is set to make waves in the local entertainment circles. (AllAfrica)


Centre Aids Boka

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Kalafhi Medical Centre has injected P800 000 to aid Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) national team with medical needs for the next four years. (AllAfrica)


Fnbb, Botessa Agm Slated for Saturday

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Botswana Tertiary Student Sports Association (FNBB/BOTESSA) will hold a virtual annual general meeting on Saturday to discuss strategies that will help the association stay afloat in 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)


Residents Want Ditshipi Gazetted

[Botswana Daily News] Ditshipi -- Member of Parliament for Maun West, Mr Dumelang Saleshando has called for an exemption for Ditshipi settlement to be gazetted. (AllAfrica)


Botswana Records Highest Death Toll in Four Days

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Botswana was on Monday reported to have registered a record 17 new COVID-19 related deaths in four days bringing the death toll to 88. (AllAfrica)


Education Key to Ensuring Bogosi Remains Relevant

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Ntlo ya Dikgosi chairperson Kgosi Puso has stressed the need to capacitate dikgosi in order for them to play a meaningful role in Botswana's transformational journey. (AllAfrica)


Programme to Benefit Tourism Sector

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Basic Education, Ms Bridget John, says introduction of a multiple pathways programme at Maun Senior Secondary School will benefit the business community. (AllAfrica)


Covid Vaccine On the Pipeline

[The Patriot] Chairperson, Botswana is pleased to deliver this report on behalf of the Africa Region Member States. We thank the Director General for the detailed and informative report on the COVID-19 Response. The Africa Region commend the WHO's leadership and coordination role across all levels in the COVID-19 response. The WHO's Health Emergency Programme which was established under the leadership of the Director-General Dr Tedros, has been a key milestone in this regard. (AllAfrica)


Moswaane for Bpp Presidency?

[The Patriot] Francistown West maverick MP Ignatius Moswaane is eyeing the presidency of Botswana Peoples Party (BPP) as BPP vice president Lenyatso Mbaakanyi is set to join Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). (AllAfrica)