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Women eye BCP presidency by 2020

Botswana Congress Party (BCP) women through the leadership of the party’s women’s wing are preparing themselves to take the leadership of the party come 2020.


22nd January 2016

Constitution does not proscribe homosexuals - Bayford

22nd January 2016

Lesbians Gays and Bisexuals (LEGABIBO), is one of the organisations that support government initiatives that fight HIV and AIDS among vulnerable groups, attorney Dick Bayford has said.

What a shame!

22nd January 2016

Tirelo Thapo, 32, is desperate to have her daughter - Tlamelo, 10, who was born with a rare genetic disorder called Pallister Killian Syndrome (PKS) - go to school where she can get the specialised care she needs.

WANIFRA empowers women in the media

22nd January 2016

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.

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.

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.

Appeal against registration of homosexuals’ body this Friday

18th January 2016

Alandmark case, in which government is challenging a High Court decision ordering the registration of Lesbians Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO), is set to be heard before the Court of Appeal this Friday.

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.


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