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Merck donates mini lab to Ministry of Health

Mobile compact labs (mini lab) to detect counterfeit and substandard medicine will improve structures for drug monitoring, and ensure that health care is improved in Botswana. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Shenaaz El Halabi said this when receiving the mini lab donation from Merck Group, this past Friday in Gaborone.


27th November 2015

BTU condemns suspension of Matsha headmaster

27th November 2015

Botswana Teachers Union (BTU) has condemned the Ministry of Education and Skills Development for suspending the Head teacher of Matsha College Phodiso Phori. Phori was suspended following a road accident that claimed the lives of seven female students and injuring many more on the 13th of November 2015 near Dutlwe village.

Air Botswana fires GM, Board

27th November 2015

Government has parted ways with both the National airline- Air Botswana’s general manager and its board of directors on Tuesday afternoon, The Midweek Sun can reveal. At the time of going to press, it was not clear what could have led government to take such a bold step in the history of the troubled airline.

Families of deceased students hurt by Facebook photos

27th November 2015

Facebook users are urged to be sensitive when it comes to posting photos of dead people before their families have been informed. This follows a recent horrific incident involving a truck accident that killed seven Matsha College students and left others in a critical condition.

Maele steps up land repossession crusade

27th November 2015

Prince Maele – the Minister of Lands and Housing - waxed lyrical before the special full Council meeting of the  Francistown City Council on Friday that President Ian Khama had commended him for reclaiming undeveloped land for reallocation.

Mathangwane’s ‘fallen cloud’: A bad omen or lucky charm?

27th November 2015

The jury is still out in the usually sleepy village of Mathangwane, outside Francistown, where multitudes gathered last Friday to see a ‘cloud’ that had literally fallen from the sky the previous day.

Prosecutor says Guma’s lawyers delaying case

26th November 2015

The state prosecutor in a corruption case against transport Company - IRB Transport - owned by Member of Parliament for Tati East, Moyo Guma, has accused the defence lawyers of delaying the completion of the investigations.

Gaborone youth rap MYSC, CEDA

26th November 2015

Gaborone based youth have singled out the turnaround time for funding of their projects and the lack of attention to the Arts by the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture (MYSC) as the main hindrances they face. This emerged during an interactive session between the MYSC minister, Thapelo Olopeng and Gaborone based youth at the National Youth Centre in Gaborone. Senwelo Mere, a tailor who specialises in curtain making, complained that her application for funding has never been responded to.

Thirsty lions, buffaloes invade villages

26th November 2015

Residents of Manxotae and surrounding villages are living in fear following a sudden invasion by lions in pursuit of weak and thirsty buffaloes which have infested the surrounding villages in search of water.

Queen Esther says Sunday is not true day of worship

26th November 2015

Unapologetic as ever, Her Majesty Queen Esther, the Prophetess of the Most High, Elijah III has condemned the State for aiding and abetting “treason against God” by making people go to work on the Sabbath (Saturday).

SADC abruptly stops directors’ job interviews

26th November 2015

SADC secretariat executive management led by Dr Stergomena Lawrance- Tax continues to contradict itself in its management practices. In the latest turn of events at the headquarters of the regional economic bloc the secretariat allegedly flouted SADC rules and regulations on the quota system requirement when shortlisting for 12 vacant regional positions which were due for replacement.

Radio and TV’s coolest ‘It girl’ Petula El’Kindiy

26th November 2015

Petula Khulman (now El’Kindiy) was born in 1988 in Jwaneng and raised in Selebi Phikwe. She remembers that the town was much smaller at that time. “There was a strong sense of community and we were all close knit,” she remembers. Her fondest childhood memories are of family gatherings whether at the cattle post or family fun days at Moruleng Primary School.

Man hospitalised after buffalo attack

26th November 2015

A middle aged man, Taa Xhere of Xharakajoo cattle post in the Nata area, is currently fighting for his life at Nyangabgwe hospital following a vicious attack by a buffalo while he was searching for his donkeys.


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