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Stock-theft suspects refuse to be tried by customary court

Two stock-theft suspects who appeared before a Maun Customary Court this morning (Friday) refused to continue with trial and pleaded for their case to...

Special FMD unit nearly complete

North West councillors complain about being kept in the dark. Ngamiland Agricultural Coordinator, Obert Mabutha has revealed work on a special unit that will specifically...

Ten years for defiling girl,11

Maun Magistrate Taboka Mopipi recently sentenced a 20- year -old man of Sehithwa village to 10 years in prison after finding him guilty of...

Defilement convict claims he was in love with girl, 11

A Sehithwa man convicted of defilement shocked a packed Maun Magistrates court when he claimed to have been in a relationship with his 11-year-old...

Making ends meet in a tourism village

Living in the tourism capital of Botswana, it is natural for many of Ngamiland’s residents to make ends meet in the travel and tourism...

Maun ka munatyi brand rocks

With no clothing brand exclusively from Maun, Emmanuel Blackprince Petros saw a market gap, filled it and today he is a happy man. Started in...

Screw driver strikes mechanic to death

Police are investigating an incident in which a 46-year-old man is alleged to have died after a screw driver he was holding accidentally hit...

JMB spreads its Christmas wings to ghetto

With innovative changes embracing Junior Miss Botswana this year, the event that is billed for November 3rd at Phakalane Golf Estate will for the...

AP mobilises rural membership

North West Secretary General for Appliance for Progressive (AP), Moalosi Sebati has dispelled the notion among rural communities that the organisation is an urban...

Poetry on a stormy night

The heavy weekend rains that pelted down over Maun provided a fitting backdrop for the poetry night held at Nhabe Museum on Saturday. The event,...

Two-year-old dies of suspected poisoning

Deceased's 3 cousins nearly suffer same fate A two-year-old girl died of suspected poisoning at Nxaraga village last Sunday – a fate that nearly befell...

UDC is not dying, it is soaring above- Boko

Like dust rising from the ground as people dance, so is the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) that vows to turn all the unturned...

Suspected poachers remanded for possession of 12 elephant tusks

Two men were yesterday arraigned before a Maun Magistrate Court after they were found in possession of 12 elephant tusks on Tuesday at Kgantshang...

Lightning kills two teenagers in Shakawe

Two teenagers will be laid o rest today at  Tobela settlement near Shakawe village after they were struck by lightning last weekend. When giving a...

Tawana announces return to the kgotla

POLITICS IS NOT FOR ME The Batawana paramount chief, Kgosi kgolo Tawana Moremi II has officially announced his imminent return to the customary court. Addressing a...

Teenage gang terrorises Maun

*Bloodthirsty mob put two men in hospital *Community living in fear *'We want the boys dead' complains one fed-up parent A mob of teenage boys, who...

Police worried as drowning incidents rise

With a number of drowning incidents heightening in the Ngamiland District, police have cautioned the public against using rivers as spots for entertainment swimming. When...

Ngamiland meat dealers suffer another blow

Ngamiland farmers have experienced yet another blow after a potential meat market they were eyeing in the Okavango sub district was temporarily suspended following...

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...