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Another Sango crowned Miss RADP 2017

19-year-old Juliet Sango from Khwai village was crowned Miss Remote Area Development Program (RADP) Queen, taking over from her elder sister, Morelo Sango, who...

14 pupils in HIV scare

Form One boy thought to be HIV+ injects himself and classmates with same needle A 16-year-old Form One student alleged to be HIV positive injected...

Dismissed BDP councilors join BCP

North West District Council Chairperson, Duncan Enga and Gxhabara Ward councilor, Vepaune Moreti, have joined Botswana Congress Party (BCP) following their expulsion from Botswana...

Herdsman detained for allegedly torching girlfriend to death

Police in Gweta are investigating a case in which a 37-year-old herdsman is alleged to have burnt his girlfriend to death at Xhinxhaa cattle...

Tough justice

Man gets ten years for defiling 15-year-old lover 21-year-old Zimbabwean national Thembelani Ndlovu will spend the next ten years of his life in prison -...

Thamalakane river claims another life

Just over a week after two men drowned in Thamalakane River, the dangerous body of water claimed another life this weekend. The deceased, a 38-year-old...

FMD outbreak reported in Ngamiland

Minister of Agriculture Development and Food Security, Patrick Ralotsia, has announced the suspected Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in the Ngamiland area. Addressing the...

Murder suspect granted bail

A Maun Magistrates Court has granted bail to a Zambian man accused of killing his girlfriend early this year. Manji Shana, 25, who is suspected...

Fraud suspect found with two valid passports

A Gaborone based businessman who is facing two fraud charges over a North West District Council construction tender worth more than P4million may be...

Missing woman’s remains retrieved from a borehole

After a month-long search for a missing 34-year-old woman, her remains were last week retrieved from a 25-meter deep borehole at Mowana cattle post...

Snake handler demonstrates in Maun

Snake handling may not be the most obvious choice for a hobby, but understanding how to handle different kinds of snakes in different environments...

Poetavango’s poetic wordsdays

The sensation you get when you watch the likes of Steve Harvey, the neighbouring Trevor Noah and sometimes the Mr Bean’s hilarious clips, is...

Second Cappello officially opened

Popular lounge bar brand, Cappello, was last weekend officially opened by former Education Minister, Jacob Nkate, amid jubilation as patrons celebrated the new entertainment...

Small business boom in Letlhakane Youth find ways to supplement salaries

Enerst Kabelo Magosi, 38, operates what he called " barbershop with swag." He said; "I started two months back but the way business is...

Mbulawa blames Mbaha for his defeat

Reaboka Mbulawa, the former North West District Council chairperson whose great fall resonated across the country this week has fingered Okavango Sub District Chairman,...

Boutique in a tipper truck

At a time when the job market is fast becoming saturated and unemployment is wrecking havoc with young people’s lives, two graduates have decided...

Bush bucks new committee positive

Sankoyo Bush Bucks football club’s new committee has sworn to fight with all they have to revive the team’s fluttering fortunes. During a recent press...

Tshekedi fails to appear in court

The Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama failed to appear before the Maun Magistrate court on Monday as a witness...

Rescuer of precious gems

From America to Maun with Love At 27 years of age, Dr. Jana Lackey moved across continents from America to Botswana along with her husband,...

Suffer not little children

Love others as you love yourself, so says the holy book. The founder of a Leadership Nurturing progragmee, Live2Lead Botswana, Bontle Hannah Lecha can’t agree...

Making ends meet with local foods

Women entrepreneurs put pride back into to traditional cuisine It is evident that a lot of people are slowly but surely reverting to healthy eating. With...

Mascom derby staying put

The Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Culture Development, Thapelo Olopeng has rubbished rumours that his ministry intends to relocate the Mascom Derby Horse...

Missing girl feared dead

MAUN POLICE DISCOVER HUMAN REMAINS Maun Police are waiting on forensic tests to determine whether the human remains they discovered last Thursday belong to missing...

BDP Women’s Wing Committee retained

The Botswana Democracy Party Women’s Wing over the weekend retained its old National Committee at their Maun Congress. About 524 delegates from all the 57...

Alleged impostor arrested for conning farmers of their cattle

A suspected conman who allegedly posed as a Ngamiland Abattoir Agent and swindled Xhana farmers of their cattle, was this week dragged before a...

Grandpa, 72 named SADC Healthy lifestyle ambassador

Before there was Kast and his famous 1000 kilometre walk apparently there was Keheletswe Letshabo, a 72 -year -old man who walks 20 kilometres...

Tenant rapes 9-year-old girl

Police in Maun are investigating a case in which a 51-year-old man of Boyeyi ward is alleged to have raped a nine year old...

Affordable clothing for a living

Every day in Maun one will notice a setup of new stalls of second hand clothing and it is evident that it is a...

Taxi driver rapes passenger

Police in Maun are searching for a taxi driver who took a passenger to a near by bush and raped her. The victim, a 26...

Making ends meet

Thriving on beauty therapy Beauty trends in Maun are slowly but surely making inroads as beauty spas and salons find a niche in the town’s...

You can ask my dead witness- accused

Jaws dropped in a Maun Magistrates court last Friday as a security guard charged with the theft of a school television set said his...

He is our gift coping with cerebral palsy

Sitting contently on her queen bed, flanked on either side by her adoring husband and six-year-old son, Kemmonye Judah and her small family are...

Not yet Uhuru for LGBTIs

NGAMILAND LESBIANS & GAYS CONFRONT STIGMA “I am lesbian and I am free to say it!” This statement, uttered by Ngamiland Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender Intersexual...

The law is an ass

Maun businessman fumes over light sentence A Maun businessman left the magistrates court fuming over a sentence that was handed to four men who broke...

Brothers in crime

SIBLINGS TO SPEND 10 YEARS IN JAIL Maun Senior Magistrate Taboka Mopipi this week sentenced two brothers to 10 years in jail each for offences...

Country’s roads continue to claim lives

Two perish in separate road accidents The life of a 26-year-old woman from Gumare was cut tragically short on Sunday evening when the Shakawe to...

Robbery suspects nabbed

Maun Police have arrested two men, with a third believed to be on the loose, in connection with a robbery that took place at...

Suspected drug peddlers granted bail

Five men who were caught in possession of 138.942 grams of the drug cathinone - a variety of cocaine – were granted conditional bail...

GIPS student jailed for rape

Friends and relatives of a GIPS student who was convicted of raping a 17-year old Maun Secondary School student stood outside the court room...