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Five arrested for illegal ivory possession

Members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS)’s Narcotics Squad – Flora and Fauna - in Francistown are questioning at least five people arrested over...

Botswana explores beef markets

Botswana is industriously seeking alternative markets for beef and its byproducts. This was revealed by President Lieutenant General Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama during the...

Councilor’s house raided

Francistown police recently raided the premises of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) councillor’s house, Zibanani Benifield, in a clampdown on suspected illegal ivory dealers believed...

Majaga wants charges dropped

Nearly eleven years after he was slapped with stock-theft charges, Nata/Gweta Member of Parliament Polson Majaga, insists there has been an unreasonable delay in...

UK-SACU trade to continue after BREXIT

The trade agreement between the United Kingdom (UK) and her trade partners in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) would not be disrupted by...

Seretse calls for vibrant cooperatives

With the government continuing to improve the doing business environment in the country, cooperatives and Batswana at large have been urged to reflect on...

Barclays to the rescue

Bank to assist F/town SMEs to unlock prospects Barclays Plc’s transforming subsidiary, Barclays Africa, has pledged to offer financial assistance to constrained small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs)...

Blind teacher faces six sex offences

In a baffling development, a 32-year-old visually impaired man is alleged to have committed half-a-dozen sex offenses on six different women and occasions between...

Dukwi refugees in desperate plea

Refugees at the Dukwi Refugee Camp have made a passionate plea to the international community to assist them with furthering their education. Chairperson for the...

Accreditation complements EDD – Butale

Accreditation of products and services will fully support initiatives by the government which are aimed at growing investment, trade and industry in the country,...

Back in business

Zim lifts ban on imported goods -F/town businesses look set for fresh boost Businesses in the Francistown area look set to get a fresh boost...

BDP councilor’s wife sued for P14 700 debt

Three Francistown residents have turned to the Small Claims Court after the wife of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) councillor for Kanana ward, Cornelius Gopolang,...

Muzila decries patriarchy

Botswana has just come of age as a constitutional democracy based on progressive values that include freedom, human dignity, equality, non-racialism and non-sexism let...

Cross-border crimes rife in North East

Ongoing computers and vehicle theft syndicates running riot in the border villages in the northeastern part of the country have sparked some xenophobic threats...

Lesedi La Rona’s fragment fetches over P175million

Canada headquartered Lucara Diamond Corporation has sold a stone that was originally part of the second-largest rough diamond in history, Lesedi La Rona for...

Zim bond notes flood Francistown

Enterprising foreign currency exchange dealers in Francistown are getting into cash selling business amid reports the Zimbabwean bond notes are being shipped out of...

” Cruel” prophet divorces songstress

Wife moved out after two months Prophet Thuso Molefhe of Abundance City International (ACI) and his songstress wife tied the knot in a glitzy private...

Bartender robbed and raped at knifepoint

Police are on the hunt for a robber who held a 31-year-old woman at knifepoint and raped her repeatedly throughout Monday night, releasing her...

Inflation estimates near recession-era levels

Estimates for consumer price increases are at their lowest since the country’s 2008 recession. This is due to a collapse in commodity markets, counterbalancing the...

Klass flaunts it out

Sasa Klass, the curvaceous Hip Hop artist, definitely has it, so she flaunted it during her performance at the Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU)’s...

Rough diamond sales show 2% increase in growth

Diamond sales by De Beers Group have reached P18.6 billion (an estimated US$1.86 billion) since the start of the year – showing a promising...

Rains reduce Botash production by 30 %

Heavy rains experienced countrywide during the just ended summer season saw salt and soda ash production at the Botswana Ash (Botash) plunging in February...

Bots explores export business to Namibia

Last month’s mission by local companies to Namibia is expected to generate export business worth millions of pulas in the near future, Botswana Investment...

Consumer spending pushes GDP up 4.2%

Botswana economy accelerated to 4.2 percent growth in the final three months of the just ended 2016/17 financial year, as Batswana spent more and...

Unprotected sex in the second city

GHETTO SEX WORKERS SHUN CONDOMS In the heart of Francistown’s central business district (CBD), a group of young women lurk in dark alleyways, daubing their...

From combi driver to deputy mayor

Godisang Radisigo, the recently elected Francistown City Council (FCC) Deputy Mayor believes his life’s journey shows that it is possible for anyone to overcome...

Economy set to sparkle again, as diamonds rebound

Botswana’s economy is set to sparkle once again if latest statistics brief on indices of the physical volume of mining production for the fourth...

Namibian refugees return home

Despite possible reprisals awaiting them in their native country, scores of Namibian refugees from Dukwi Refugee Camp are returning to home. Situated about 130 kilometers...

P75m to fix damaged roads

The bill to repair Francistown’s crumbling road infrastructure damaged by recent rains could cost the city council over P75 million. Estimates provided by a senior...

Fists fly at BDP congress

  Infighting among ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) members in the Francistown West constituency is reportedly intensifying by day as the build-up to the 2019...

Storm destroys farms

  Horticultural farmers in the peripheries of Francistown are counting their losses after the devastating impact of the depressed tropical cyclone Dineo. Officials from the ministry...

Govt entices foreign investors

  Government, through the Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, seeks to address issues of foreign investors work and residents by tabling an Immigration...

Muzila slams bogus prophets

Worried Francistown mayor, Sylvia Muzila, has slammed exploitative pastors and churches for potentially reversing the gains made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Muzila charged that...

FCC targets vendors for revenue generation

Francistown City Council (FCC) is working on a cocktail of measures to ensure all vendors plying their trade in the city are fully licensed...

Mine closures hit exports

Recent closures of copper and nickel mining companies have hit hard the country’s exports, Statistics Botswana (SB) has announced in its international merchandise trade...

Zim cash crisis weighs on Botash

Botswana Ash (Botash)’s efforts to fully capitalize on the Zimbabwean market have been thrown into disarray due to severe cash shortages prevailing in the...

Defeated UDC candidate in child support drama

*Kuchwe fails to pay P1000 monthly fee *Amount accrues to P27 000 in arrears *Claims campaign bankrupted him It never rains but pours for the vanquished...

Mokaila challenges BR to diversify

Transport and Communications Minister Kitso Onkokame Mokaila has challenged Botswana Railways (BR) to wake up and drive the parastatal’s diversification exercise. Year in year out,...

Paedophile stepfather jailed for raping young teenager

For preying on his 15-year-old stepdaughter, a paedophile stepfather has been jailed for 10 years. 35-year-old Ndibo Fani of Muzila ward at Shashemooke village, had...

Low-cost carriers scramble for local skies

The long-suffering and the near-demise of Air Botswana (AB) may have tremendously dented national pride, but the scores of operators scrambling to fill the...