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Natale’s notorious slaughter house

  Natale, a little sleepy village on the outskirts of Francistown has not been spared from the recent torrential rains that fell in most parts...

Woman Bites rapist penis

  A woman who was allegedly raped by a Francistown man masquerading as a Good Samaritan bit him on the penis to escape. On Sunday night...

FUB REPORTS ECCO TO FIFA

Footballers Union of Botswana (FUB) has reported financially-troubled ECCO City Greens to the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) over the deregistration of Mandlaenkosi...

Actor to launch a forum for artists

Worried about the declining state of theatre and general art industry in Botswana, a Francistown based actor has decided to come up with an...

My star contestant to hoist F/Town Flag

  Francistown’s representative at the ongoing My Star 2014 competition, Mpho Kwambala has vowed to do everything in her power to ensure that this year’s...

Tonota-f/town road behind by 12%

  Upgrading works of the Francistown-Tonota road along the AI Gaborone/Francistown highway is behind schedule by 12percent, Francistown City Council mayor, James Kgalajwe has said. Kgalajwe...

The impact of power cuts

  Botswana is currently experiencing its worst power crisis ever. Production at both public and private institutions has been brought to a grinding halt with power...

Duma FM presenter motivates students at Masunga

In a bid to make a difference in the lives of the students, Duma FM’s Sunday morning show presenter, Georginah Koboto took time last...

Artworks promoted

Artistes from in and around Francistown showcased their works at Galo Shopping Mall over the weekend in a bid to promote their creativity. The event...

Pheto to headline night of praise in Ghetto

Botswana Musicians Union (BOMU) president, Phempheretlhe Pheto is tonight (Friday) expected to headline the night of praise and worship organized by the Breath of...

Limited budget for FCC projects

  Financially-crippled Francistown City Council (FCC) will in the next financial year implement very few new developmental projects due to insufficient funding, the city’s mayor...

Shebeen owner in Court for employee murder

  A 46-year-old shebeen queen from Tonota village has appeared in court for allegedly killing her male employee. Short and stocky, Jimmy looked defiant when she...

BITC partners with FCC

  Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) have joined hands with the Francistown City Council (FCC) in planning for the anticipated Investment and Development Pitso...

Recession still haunts F/Town

  Ugly effects of the 2008 world credit crunch are still being felt in the Francistown and the surrounding areas, starving the second city of...

Maswe/Pearluza blends stuns

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No Ja Rule in Ghetto

In our last column of the Grooving in the Ghetto with Shingirai Madondo, we were given an impression that American rapper Ja Rule (Jeffery...

Limited budget for FCC projects

Financially-crippled Francistown City Council (FCC) will in the next financial year implement very few new developmental projects due to insufficient funding, the city’s mayor...

BITC partners with FCC

Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) have joined hands with the Francistown City Council (FCC) in planning for the anticipated Investment and Development Pitso...

Recession still haunts Francistown

  Ugly effects of the 2008 world credit crunch are still being felt in the Francistown and the surrounding areas, starving the second city of...

Franco to perform in the Ghetto

He is regarded as part of the old guard in the local showbiz industry. And it is not easy to talk of the country’s best...

Looming ecological crisis in F/Town

Non-collection of waste and the unremitting pollution of the environment in Francistown have got the potential to plunge the country’s second city into an...

VAT dilema

Consumers relieved as retailers cry foul  A recent proposal by the Finance and Development Planning Minister Kenneth Matambo to change certain laws governing the Value...

Monarch residents outraged by 4-year-old girl’s rape

In Francistown, residents of Monarch are outraged over the rape of a 4-year-old girl by a man suspected to be a boyfriend of the...

Zim Millers ban Mealie Meal import

Both local retail shop operators and Zimbabwean cross border traders have expressed utmost disappointment at Zimbabwe’s millers’ association. The Grain Millers’ Association of Zimbabwe started...

Ghetto Artist to Resume workshops

Ghetto Artists Organization is expected to start their workshops on water conservation in the northeastern part of the country early next month. Ghetto Artists Managing...

Be faithful, students urged

 Tertiary students in Francistown have been given a leeway to have relationships but be faithful to each other. Last Friday night, student couples – drawn...

Ja Rule to invade Ghetto

Jeffrey Atkins, better known by his stage name Ja Rule is expected to rock the Ghetto at the end of this month. 38-year-old Ja Rule,...

Competition for Mapantsula here

Some ambitious music and dance promoters in Francistown looking forward to initiate and establish a Pantsula dance competition in the country. Pantsula dance moves are...

Girlfriend ‘killer’ remanded for safety

A Tonota man charged with a single count of murder of his girlfriend was early this week remanded in custody by Francistown chief magistrate...

Mentally challenged man beaten for threatening a cop

Chaos arose at the Francistown bus rank early this week when an angry mob attacked an unidentified man – believed to be mentally challenged...

D-Day for HIV+ child molester

A Tatisiding man convicted of molesting a minor was to know his fate today. (Friday) in the Francistown magistrates’ court. The 39-year-old HIV positive man,...

Beer brawl claims woman’s life

  Beer binge, jealousy, fight and death! This sums up the tragic tale of what happened to a  Ditladi village couple last week Saturday. And now...

UAE EXCHANGE OPENS IN F/TOWN

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Exchange has added a second branch in Botswana with officials saying the financial institution is playing its role of adding...

VEGETABLE THIEF CHEATS DEATH

A vegetable thief recently cheated death when he was hit by a minibus as he tried to run away from his victim. 24-year-old Kefentse Madidimala...

ZIM MAN RAPES GIRL WHILE PARENTS ATTEND ALL NIGHT PRAYERS

A 46-year-old Zimbabwean immigrant on Monday appeared before a Francistown magistrate for allegedly raping a school girl while her parents were attending an all...

ANAL SEX OLD PERVERT TO BE SENTENCED

A 67-year-old man, who was recently convicted for having anal sex with his 11-year-old male nephew, will hear his fate today (Friday). Tebogo Kganne of...

WOMAN CATCH CHEATING HUSBAND ON CCTV

A woman suing her husband’s mistress for marriage wrecking in Francistown shocked court last Tuesday when she produced explicit videos of her husband having...

Orapa vendors cash in on bye-election crowds

While miners at the Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (OLDM) were busy extracting the diamonds, street vendors at Orapa cashed in on the bye-elections. Vendors...

FRUIT VENDORS COUNT LOSSES IN FRANCISTOWN

COUNTING LOSSES: Fruit vendors have incurred the worst loss One big impact of the import restrictions on fruits and vegetables into the country from either...

MAN CONVICTED ON RAPE CHARGE CLAIMED TO BE VEE

HE LURED SCHOOLGIRL TO HIS HOUSE UNDER FALSE PRETENCES In a bizarre twist of fate a young girl who answered a bogus advert to become...