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Francistown youth embark on blood donation campaign

A newly formed community group; True Diamond Support Group has partnered with Botswana National Blood Transfusion Services (BNBTS) to kick-start the festive season's blood...

Industrial Court interdicts govt from de-recognising trade unions

Public Service Unions were given temporary relief this morning at Francistown Industrial Court when Justice Galesite Baruti interdicted government from giving effect to their...

Eight prisoners survive freak accident

Letlhakane Police are investigating a freak accident in which a police van carrying eight prisoners overturned after colliding with a private vehicle in Letlhakane...

Botswana’s Global Competitiveness Index drops

The recently released Global Competitiveness report from the World Economic Forum indicates that Botswana has dropped five places as compared to the 2017 report. In...

Tracing the origins of Barolong boo-Seleka

How Moroka and Matsiloje villages are historically connected Nestled between the two rivers of Ntshe and Gwebasechana, Moroka village in the north-eastern part of Botswana...

Zezuru: a tribe at a crossroads

A people notorious for shunning foreign influences including formal education and modern medicine, the Zezuru tribe seems to be at a crossroads. Known for their...

Chasing the dream

Youngster draws inspiration from Nkobolo A 13 year old boy from Moroka is adamant that just like his boyhood hero Onkabetse Nkobolo, he'll also represent...

Popular teacher accused of sexual assault

A teacher at John Mackenzie School (JMS) has been suspended amid allegations from three 10-year-old girls that he sexually assaulted them. Mervyn Greenland, who has...

Francistown has recorded four deaths since diarrhea outbreak

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed that out of the recorded six fatal diarrhea cases, four came from the Francistown area. Since the...

Saleshando dares Pilane, dismisses Masisi

The President of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP), Dumelang Saleshando has sent a thin veiled threat to Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) members for...

We can still qualify- Bright

Despite a run of three matches without a goal in the ongoing AFCON qualifiers, Zebras Head Coach David Bright believes there would still be...

Chobe Safari Lodge mum on Kanye’s visit

American rapper Kanye West is reportedly on his way to Botswana this week. The Voice has learnt that the controversial rapper has chosen the magnificent...

Sereetsi off to Lagos

Local folk music star Tomeletso Sereetsi has been invited for his maiden appearance at Africa's biggest arts and book festival in Nigeria. Ake Arts and...

Moseki decries voter trafficking

Umbrella for Democratic Change 2019 candidate for the Francistown East Constituency Morgan Moseki has accused the ruling Botswana Democratic Party of using underhand tactics...

Botswana to face Malawi in CAF U-23

Botswana's National Under 23 side has been drawn against Malawi in the coming 2019 AFCON preliminary matches. The team which is yet to be announced...

BDF fly to the rescue

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has saved the Botswana Football Association (BFA) from a potentially embarrassing moment for local football. The army has agreed to...

Windfall for Boteti teams

GM'S Pre-Season Cup sponsored to P135, 000 Teams from the Boteti Regional Football Association will battle it out for honours at the annual GM's Cup...

The raging desert Buffalos

The remarkable rise of a Rakops ladies football club The dusty little village of Rakops, also known as Tsienyane in Boteti is not known for...

Teachers undergoing military training

Over 300 teachers accommodated at Matsiloje BDF Camp A Life Skills Workshop sanctioned by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and...

Hacked for a plate of food

Hungry brother bites, chop sister with an axe Prison shackles rang for a notorious gangster from Senyawe village as a Masunga Magistrate ordered that he...

Rocking his own boat

A garden boy's rise from rags to riches In the early 90s a teenager watched in green-eyed envy as his peers wearing brand new school...

BDF fly to the rescue

Army provides Zebras with chartered flights to and from Burkina Faso The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has saved the Botswana Football Association (BFA) from a...

Death in the kitchen

A SORDID TALE OF BETRAYAL, MARRIAGE WRECKING AND MURDER The family of a woman found dead in her house in Tsamaya are adamant that her...

BOPEU condemns militarisation of teachers

Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) has called for the immediate ceasure of the ongoing 'Life Skills Workshop' if their members at the Matsiloje BDF...

The life of an anointed orphan

A youngster's story of survival after witnessing his mother's murder At the age of 11, Kaone Theo Aaron watched in helpless horror as his step-father...

Orange rolls out digital schools project

Orange Botswana kickstarted the roll-out of their Digital Schools Project at Sedibe Primary School in Damochojenaa village this past Thursday. This follows the signing of...

Kicking up a dust

*Setotojane duo taking South Africa by storm *Class P off-road racing live on DSTV Channel 189 Following their impressive showing at the 2018 Toyota 1000 Desert...

Shakawe taxi wars

Commuters stranded as transport operators clash Commuters travelling between Shakawe, Mohembo and Samochima are bearing the brunt of a bitter dispute between taxi and combi...

Ghetto queen of promos

MC Mis Dee's hustle in a cut-throat entertainment industry In a merciless industry dominated by men, one ambitious lady has jumped waist deep into a...

My ministry at the heart of transformation – Kenewendo

Minister of Trade and Industry Bogolo Kenewendo says her Ministry is at the centre of President Mokgweetsi Masisi's transformation agenda. Speaking this Monday at the...

NBC discusses review of policies

Govt. urged to harmonize policies and regulatory framework for ease of business Botswana's archaic regulatory framework and policies were once again under the spotlight at...

BMC to export beef to Seychelles

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has revealed that his government has signed an agreement with the Island of Seychelles to export 48 tonnes of beef every...

Jeyes fluid horror

Trio survive inhaling poisonous cleanser One death nearly turned into four in Sebina on Wednesday morning as three women mourning the passing of their mother...

Masisi mocks Bulela Ditswe winners

President Mokgweetsi Masisi made disparaging remarks aimed at some of the winners from the recent Botswana Democratic Party Primary elections which saw 11 of...

Neo Moroka slams Ipelegeng

Resident President of Debeers, Neo Moroka, has called for an overhaul of some outdated policies which he said are serving no purpose. Speaking at the...

Mangole rubishes voter-trafficking claims

Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) Secretary General has rubbished claims that a combi involved in a road accident last Wednesday night had been carrying...

Tales from Bobonong

The contrasting worlds of Kgathi and Kgobokwe It’s a little after 7am on a bright but breezy Saturday morning when I arrive at the first...

Foul play ruled out as Saleshando escapes road accident

Botswana Congress Party (BCP) leader Dumelang Saleshando escaped unharmed when his car hit a cow on Sunday night, just a few kilometers after Makoro...

‘ZANA’ alive and kicking

Cresta Bosele Letlhafula showcases the best of Phikwe Since the closure of the BCL mine on 20 October 2016, the uncertainty that lingers over the...

GDP takes a knock

There has been a minimal increase in Botswana's Total Gross Domestic Product in the last two years. While output of all non-mining sectors registered a...