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WANIFRA empowers women in the media

Over 30 female journalists in leadership positions attended this year’s World’s Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WANIFRA) Women In News course last week in Johannesburg.


22nd January 2016

Old, crawling and home alone

22nd January 2016

One of Botswana’s VISION 2016 pillars of a caring and a compassionate nation has eluded 76 year old Gaboutwelwe Nthomiwa of Sebina village as she finds herself crawling around her house and yard without anyone noticing her desperate situation.

Afro Pop star Eugene Jackson is born again

22nd January 2016

Gone are the days when Afro-Pop star Eugene Jackson used to wear dreadlocks. He is now spotting a shaved head, something he started when he got serious with the Lord in 2013.

Lesotho crisis far from being over

19th January 2016

Although SADC heads of state are doing all in their power to restore normalcy in Lesotho, the reality is that the regional economic bloc leaders will have to be hard on each other if they need an everlasting solution.

Florence Kgaboesele: An unsung heroine

18th January 2016

In the township of Peleng in Lobatse, where the daily momentum of life is blurred by a deep-seated desire to not only live to see tomorrow, but experience a better life, one would not expect that greatness lies here.

Employers warned against hiring out of desperation

18th January 2016

Companies and individual employers in the country have been advised to be extra vigilant on whom they employ as the year begins. Botswana Police Service spokesperson Dipheko Motube told this publication that there are some unscrupulous employees who sell valuable information they get from their workplaces to criminals.

Soldiers, cops assault residents - claim

15th January 2016

Mochudi Police are investigating complaints of assault leveled against a group of soldiers and police officers who were on duty during the festive holidays. Two of the alleged victims who are still reeling from the shock of violence meted out on them are Sipho Kgakole (21), a third year student at the University of Botswana and his friend Thato Nthaga (21) a first year student at Maun Technical College, who were beaten black and blue by the uniformed men.

Tati Nickel not closing down

15th January 2016

Tati Nickel mine in Francistown has vehemently rubbished widespread allegations that it is on the brink of liquidation and closure. Public Relations manager, Tebogo Rapitsenyane informed The Midweek Sun that the company is not bankrupt or on the brink of closure.

Uncle mistakes nephew for wild animal, shoots him

15th January 2016

Police in Mochudi are investigating a case in which a 63-year-old man allegedly shot his nephew after mistaking him for a wild animal. Mochudi Police Station Commander Superintendent Simon Sitale told The Midweek Sun that the incident occurred on New Year.

Kirby fears for a failing justice system

15th January 2016

President of Court of Appeal, Ian Kirby has urged government to urgently resource the Administration of Justice (AoJ) to assist the department execute its duties efficiently.

Lost in translation [Part 1]

15th January 2016

Bishop Eric Mosimanegape
The leader of the Mercy City Church based in Molepolole disclaims from the onset that he prefers not to comment on another man of God. He emphasises that it is important for his fellow workers in the vineyard to focus the people on the word of God.

How to smuggle drugs into prison

15th January 2016

An investigation by The Midweek Sun has revealed that small packets of ganja can be easily smuggled inside various prison centres of Botswana by using Simba chips packets and alternatively new bottles of under arm roll-ons.

Life can be such a drag without an ID

15th January 2016

Baluse Mmopedi an old man residing in Loologane, a sandveld 60km from Otse village in the Central District, cannot get old age pension because he does not have a national identity card.


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