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School of hard knocks

It has been over two weeks since the excruciating whipping, but the cuts on their scarred young backs remain vivid, the painful reminder of...

Lucrative standpipe and missing P1.5 million divides G-North community

A conflict over a lucrative water standpipe in Gaborone North involving high profile individuals and a missing P1. 5 million was this week settled...

30 years a victim of sexed-up Thokolosi

A single mother's desperate cry for help When she met the love of her life over 30 years ago, Thina (not her real name) was...

Constitutionality of ‘tshenyo’ challenged in court

A father who was recently fined P20 000.00 worth of damages by a Gaborone customary court, for fathering a child out of wedlock, is...

Limko graduate triumphs over disability

Ululation and whistles blew through the air today as, amid jubilation, Limkokwing University held its graduation ceremony for the class of 2018 at the...

Angry residents block road in protest against pollution

Angry Mokolodi residents yesterday barricaded the road leading to the quarry in protest against the pollution and dust caused by construction tipper trucks that...

Govt moves swiftly to close ‘deadly’ borehole

"We were not aware of the contamination!" Tsogwane Government have moved swiftly to prevent a potentially deadly blunder spiralling further out of control. A contaminated borehole,...

Arrested at court

Love for a brother lAnds man in prison In a cruel twist of fate, a man who went to court to represent his brother against...

Nabbed

Batswana caught smuggling 300 heads of cattle into SA. Three Batswana nationals have been arrested in the neighbouring country, South Africa (SA) allegedly trying to...

24 children die as mini-cholera hits Botswana

At least 24 young children have died in Botswana in the past month; September 2018, as death toll due to the current diarrhoea outbreak...

Missing man found dead

Nearly three weeks after he mysteriously disappeared while in the company of his wife, a Kanye man's body was this week found hanging from...

No excitement over independence

Botswana marks 52 years of independence this coming weekend, but the general public has expressed lack of excitement ahead of the celebrations. Generally people are...

What a ball ache!

Woman's tight grip on genitals lands lover in hospital A man who passed out in pain after his girlfriend squeezed his genitals during a heated...

Deadly diarrhoea outbreak continues to kill

Two-year-old boy the latest victim As the country battles with a deadly outbreak of diarrhoea – an outbreak that has officially claimed 11 young lives...

Acting president’s deadly order kills two

Southern District Council was this week thrown into panic after the state acting president, Slumber Tsogwane who is also the vice president ordered the...

Rival factions wage unholy war at IPHC

There is no end in sight for the bitter rivalry between factions of the International Pentecostal Holiness church (IPHC). The infighting which started in 2016...

Sweet revenge for bitter sugar Mama

Ben 10 to pay after love affair turns sour! Four years after her love affair turned rotten, scorned sugar mummy Gasenone Israel, 48, has 132,...

Preliminary diarrhea investigations to be released this week

The Ministry of health and wellness is this week expected to release preliminary investigations on the cause of diarrhea which has claimed lives especially...

A royal mess

CONFUSION OVER MOGODITSHANE'S RIGHTFUL HEIR A disagreement over the rightful successor to the Mogoditshane chieftainship has created a divide between the village’s royal families. Headman of...

Murder by poisoning suspects granted bail

Kanye magistrate court has granted three murder accused bail as police conclude investigations in the matter, Kanye police station commander, Mmoloki Mogale has confirmed. The...

Drunken driver whose car collided with DIS car acquitted

Gaborone extension II magistrate, Lenthabile Willie, last week acquitted Tapiwa Ndwapi of drunken driving and causing an accident. Ndwapi's car collided with that of a...

Bus crash survivors demand compensation

Survivors of a horrific bus crash which claimed the lives of five passengers are suing the bus company and driver for compensation in a...

A family at war

Siblings fighter over estate A 15 year old feud over late parents estate is tearing a Mochudi family apart. The ugly tension played itself before Mochudi...

Motshelo for abortion

Conflict over P600.00 turns nasty A conflict over a P600.00 debt between two industrial workers turned ugly this week with accusations of aiding a daughter...

Three suspected rapists arrested

Letlhakane police have arrested three suspects in relation to three rape cases and one defilement case that took place in Khwee settlement and Letlhakane...

A family at war

Siblings fighter over estate A 15 year old feud over late parents estate is tearing a Mochudi family apart. The ugly tension played itself before Mochudi...

“You should have said sorry!”

Disabled man drags abusive wife to court after she fails to apologise A disabled man has dragged his wife to court after she refused to...

Runaway mom abandons baby for city life

Six months ago, 26-year-old Keletso Kgogobi returned to Gaborone for work, leaving her new-born baby boy in the care of her mother. Keletso’s mum has...

Passionate about interior decor

Starting up a business is not all about getting a cash loan, but rather putting together the little you have and growing the small...

Of BDP primaries and ballot papers in the dustbin

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) held the last leg of its primary elections over the weekend where a number of party heavy-weights were red-carded by...

What road?

Land conflict stalls development in Tsolamosese Kgosi refuseS to give way for road construction A headman of arbitration in Mokolwe ward in Tsolamosese; Mogoditshane area,...

Tense times at the BDP

"Cabinet of losers is an economic threat" analyst warns The loss of several cabinet Ministers and their assistants in the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primary...

Lasting headache for painkiller thief

Blames his actions on stress caused by pregnant girlfriend A security officer who was charged with stealing two packets of powdered painkillers from a shop...

Emmerson, Mont catering donate to GTC

An international refrigeration company, Emmerson together with a local company, Mont Catering and refrigeration, on Friday donated three condensing units to Gaborone Technical college...

Young professionals look beyond borders for greener pastures

A significant number of young people in Botswana are considering relocating to other countries to start a new life and look for employment opportunities,...

Fight for survival

Lawyers argue that Ranyane village deserves recognition Lawyers representing Ranyane residents in Gantsi area, have approached the Ministry of Local Government demanding Ranyane to be...

Baby sitting Women’s wing president misses first media brief

President of Botswana National Front's women's league missed the wing's very first press conference Wednesday morning because she was baby sitting. The 58- year -old...

UDC is right vehicle- Mohwasa

BNF SG explains Umbrella situation Pre-election fever is slowly creeping in as the 2019 general election fast approaches, but Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) is...

Woman of many hats

Healthcare was never Professor Sheila Dinotshe Tlou’s first passion. Her interest from a very young age was rather in languages and in helping others. Born in...

Charge my wife, not me- Minister Ngaka

LETLHAKENG MP SHIFTS CIVIL SUIT TO HIS DC WIFE The Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Ngaka Ngaka was this week dragged to...