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Gaborone councilors Attack government

Government’s move to amend the trade dispute act, which has seen teaching services being classified as essential has been heavily criticized by Gaborone councilors....

GABORONE COUNCIL POWER STRUGLE

City Mayor faces off with councillors in a  battle for the top post A battle for power in the Gaborone City Council turned ugly when...

WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED

Basarwa set to defy government over eviction order Defiant Basarwa faced with forceful evictions from their land, have vowed that government officials would have to...

WE DON’T WANT THEM

Hostile parents reject teachers from strike Education Regional Operations Director in the southern District, Galesengwe Mohube has found himself having to mediate between hostile...

GOVT PLOT TO FRUSTRATE STRIKERS

HURRIED  AMENDMENT OF TRADE DISPUTE ACT MOOTED TEACHERS AND VERTERINARY SERVICES TO BE BARRED FROM STRIKING Government has moved swiftly to tighten laws governing the right...

BLOODY CLASH

Gaborone up in smoke as strikers block traffic in the city centre The attempt by government to explain the deadlock on wage negotiations has ended...

Husband blames minister for home wrecking

claims wife boasted about sex with circumcised minister Salacious details of an alleged extra marital affair between the Assistant Minister of Health, Gaotlhaetse Matlhabaphiri...

BDP youths quit committee

The EMBATTLED Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), which suffered a heavy blow with the breakaway of  several MPS to form a new party  last year...

Songs of a Revolution

As the civil service strike continues into the sixth week, what has become notable are songs of a revolution that have come out of...

I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE

Drama as CID spy exposed A suspected CID spy produced a mixture of anger and amusement when his identity was revealed at a strike...

BDP MPs speak out

As strike continues with no end in sight As the civil service strike goes into the fifth week without any hope of government reaching an...

TRAGEDY

Jealous lover kills lover, son A jealous lover who brutally killed his girlfriend and his child with a heavy iron rod has been jailed. 24...

KILLED FOR A P3 BUS FARE

Two thugs operating an unlicensed minibus, who beat a passenger to death in an argument over a P3 fare, are in police custody as...

FAMILY MOURNS WAR VICTIM

Mum blames strike for baby’s death A baby boy and his family have become victims of the bitter battle between government and striking medics. Mmapula Chaba,...

STRIKERS ARRESTED

There was drama in Moshupa village in the Southern District on Wednesday when twelve strikers were arrested in front of the kgotla. The strikers...

COPS HUNT GAY RAPISTS

Two white men on the run after raping a local man Tlokweng Police have launched an extensive search for two white men in connection with...

BMC URGED TO CONSIDER MARKET BEFORE PROFIT

The ideas of economists and political philosophers is that today’s deficit spending by government means higher taxes tomorrow and more inflation, but government says...

NO WORKERS FOR IPELEGENG PROGRAMME

GCC fails to meet target for the programme employees Gaborone City Council (GCC) is running short of about 1000 labourers to be hired under Ipelegeng...

Striking civil servants petition Khama

Striking civil servants on Wednesday summoned the chairperson of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), Daniel Kwelagobe, to Borakalalo freedom square in Molepolole where...

Trade unions demand an apology from Masisi

Multitudes of trade unionists marched through Moshupa village in the Southern District on Tuesday afternoon demanding an apology from the area MP and Minister...

Opposition parties to stage mass demonstrations

Members of the three major opposition parties in the country are planning a massive demonstration against the ruling Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) governance next...

Nollywood stars to land in Mochudi

Nigerian movie stars are expected to grace Mochudi grounds next month to witness the crowning of Mr and Miss Mochudi. Among the VIP guests...

GOVT TO BEEF UP MEAT MARKET

Although Botswana government is willing to part with P80 million to satisfy European Union’s (EU) demand of a healthier beef by September this year,...

HUSBAND NAMES MINISTER IN SEX SCANDAL

Claims wife told him Matlhabaphiri was circumcised Member of Parliament and Assistant Minister of Health, Gaotlhaetse Matlhabaphiri has denied a Molepolole man’s claim that...

GCC CIRCUS CONTINUES

Opposition councillors plan on taking the mayor to court Opposition members of the Gaborone City Council (GCC) are planning on taking the Mayor to court...

WOMEN’S SHELTER UNDER INVESTIGATION

Kagisano Society women’s shelter is under investigations following allegations of donor funds abuse and cruel treatment of some of its clients. However the Shelter’s acting...

FIGHTING FOR GAY RIGHTS

Date set for the landmark case The case of a 29 year old Motswana gay man versus the Attorney General (AG) over a penal code...

WHOSE LAND IS IT ANYWAY?

Tribal leaders fight over grazing land Tribal leaders of Taupye village and Xhosa 1 ward in Mahalapye village in the Central District are embroiled in...

COPS IN COURT FOR CASTRATING SUSPECT

In an alleged Police brutality case heard before Molepolole Magistrate court in Kweneng District, two Police constables are said to have injured a male...

MISSING WARDER FOUND DEAD

A Moshupa Prison warder who went missing last December was found dead two weeks ago in Thokwana lands, outside Moshupa village in the Southern...

MADIKWE RIVER LODGE PARADISE WITHIN REACH

I love travelling and passionately love to be on an African Safari. So when I recently got the offer to experience the tranquil beauty...

GIRL, 20, AXED TO DEATH

Cops in hunt for suspected killer Police in Shoshong are on the hunt for a 36-year-old man suspected to have killed a young woman for...

Sell our girls

Miss Universe organizers call for support Organisers of Miss Universe Botswana, Mos Syde entertainment group (Mos Syde) believes that Botswana can take advantage of the...

WHAT’S ON THE BEDS?

• Mysterious fires targeting beds • Fourth fire breaks this week A series of mysterious fires that have been tormenting a family in Ramarumola ward in...

TORMENT BY FIRE

Family devastated after third mystery blaze A family of eleven is begging for help after a series of mysterious fires destroyed their property and left...

PARTNERS IN CRIME

Two teenage brothers in police custody for rape Police in Goodhope are questioning two juvenile brothers over a rape of a 15 year old girl....

MIRACULOUS SURVIVAL

When Malebogo Molefhe’s ex soldier boyfriend shot her eight times from close range in a frenzied attack, death seemed a certainty. That she lived...

SMOKING LESSONS

Students found in possession of dagga Tlokweng Police officers last Friday confiscated dagga from three students aged 14 and 15 at Matlala Junior secondary...

WAITING IN VAIN

When hunger and hopelessness become the order of the day When Ditlhapi Galeboe queued patiently to cast a vote in the last 2009 general election,...

LIAR

BDF officer exposed in illicit love net Kgosi brands sex scandal as shameful A BDF officer who claimed that a half naked young lady found in...