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Khama to inherit Masire’s state mansion

President Ian Khama will after his retirement next year, live in the house that was used by the late second President Sir Ketumile Masire, government has announced.


22nd August 2017

The perils of parenting a special needs child

22nd August 2017

Leadership & Business Coach Hannah Lecha spends much of her time reaching out to parents of children with disabilities. She knows how overwhelming it can be because after all, she is raising a daughter who is epileptic. “About six years ago, my daughter was diagnosed with meningitis just before she turned 3 years old. “Our lives have never been the same, ever since. Three years post the meningitis diagnosis she was further diagnosed with epilepsy.

BDP’s vetting process begins for opposition-held constituencies

22nd August 2017

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Central Committee is this Friday scheduled to conduct final vetting for members contesting for elections in opposition-held constituencies. BDP will be conducting its primary elections (Bulela-Ditswe) in 19 opposition-held constituencies on October 21 this year. Controversy has always rocked Bulela Ditswe with most people not happy with outcomes going on to contest as independent candidates.

Sibanda’s views on FOIA shocking

22nd August 2017

Former Chairperson of Botswana National Youth Council (BNYC), Louis Sibanda says Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) does not want to open floodgates of secrets by passing the Freedom of Information Bill. He was speaking at a panel discussion organised by Botswana Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (BOCONGO), Fredrich Ebert Stifung (FES) and the troubled Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA).

Wanton killing of donkeys a concern

22nd August 2017

Government has expressed concern over the high number of donkeys slaughtered each year. Assistant Minister of Agricultural Development and Food Security Kgotla Autlwetse says with the population of 227 000 donkeys in the country, government expects that at least 10 percent of that should be slaughtered annually.

16 956 graduates remain unemployed

22nd August 2017

Unemployment rate in Botswana has declined slightly in the past five years with the latest records standing at 17.7 percent for the years 2015/16. According to the Multi-Topic Household Survey results released by Statistics Botswana yesterday, overall unemployment rates were estimated at 17.7 percent for the population aged 15 years and above and 17.6 percent for population aged 18 years and above.

MAYOR FINDS HIS PEARL

14th August 2017

When Gaborone Mayor Kagiso Thutlwe advertised his birthday party, ‘The Mayor’s Birthday Bash’ that was held last Saturday at My Kind of Place, Riverwalk, not many people knew what was on his mind. Perhaps, other than his famous Colgate smile as social media users call it, many were just looking for a night of dance and drinks with him. Those closest to him say he is generally bubbly and a great company.

Understanding the disease, Lupus

14th August 2017

Specialist in Lupus and other rare diseases Dr. Micah Karibo describes the condition as a silent killer in the world - a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body immune system, instead of serving its normal protective function, forms antibodies that attack healthy tissues and organs.

Beware Lupus, the silent killer!

14th August 2017

Specialist in Lupus and other rare diseases Dr. Micah Karibo describes the condition as a silent killer in the world - a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body immune system, instead of serving its normal protective function, forms antibodies that attack healthy tissues and organs.

Molapisi gives UDC two weeks to resolve BMD row

14th August 2017

Botswana Peoples Party (BPP) President Motlatsi Molapisi has revealed to The Midweek Sun that his party will give Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) two weeks to deliberate on troubles plaguing Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD). BMD was split into two factions belonging to Sydney Pilane and Ndaba Gaolathe at its recent bloody congress in Bobonong.

I adore Ndaba and will quickly accept him back into the BMD – Modubule

14th August 2017

Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) national chairman Nehemiah Modubule has told The Midweek Sun that the only circumstance he can call a truce with expelled former President of BMD Gaolatlhe Ndaba, his vice Wynter Mmolotsi and others is when they reapply to join BMD. But he was quick to point out that this is his personal stance, adding that he was full of admiration and adoration for Ndaba’s leadership acumen.

Leaders have failed BMD – Rev Dibeela

14th August 2017

The Vice President of Botswana National Front (BNF), Reverend Prince Dibeela said as leaders they have failed to bring peace to the troubled Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD). The motherbody of the two organisations, BNF and BMD, Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) failed to take a decision over the impasse at BMD last week Wednesday. Speaking over the weekend at Big Five Hotel in Mogoditshane at the remembrance of the late Gomolemo Motswaledi, Reverend Dibeela said UDC must offer an alternative society.

‘I am a woman’

14th August 2017

Tshepo Ricki Kgositau who has launched a landmark case against government for refusing to change her gender marker, wants to be recognised and addressed as a woman. Kgositau said this after her Gaborone High Court case was supposed to be heard on Friday. The case has been postponed to 12 December 2017 because presiding Judge Leatile Dambe was out of the country. In a brief interview, Kgositau noted that she did not take kindly to being referred to as a man regardless of the circumstances surrounding her gender identity.


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