Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
Employment need in Botswana continues to be evident through masses of applications thrown in for opportunities that arise, including that of the land board membership.
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
The Ombudsman, Augustine Makgonatsotlhe has expressed concern about the delayed police investigations in criminal matters.
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
Kagiso Thutlwe has retained his seat as Gaborone City Mayor.

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Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
Employment need in Botswana continues to be evident through masses of applications thrown in for opportunities that arise, including that of the land board membership. Addressing the newly appointed members of the land boards across Botswana in Gaborone yesterday, the Land Management Minister Prince Maele said the application turn out for the board membership post were over 24 thousand 800 and there was only a need to fill up just 342 positions.
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
The Ombudsman, Augustine Makgonatsotlhe has expressed concern about the delayed police investigations in criminal matters. Speaking during a stakeholder engagement seminar in Francistown today, Makgonatsotlhe revealed that in some cases police arrest suspects without concrete evidence. He highlighted that some suspects are remanded in custody for unreasonable time without being taken before the courts of law. Makgonatsotlhe noted that the prolonged imprisonment of suspects prejudice them and breaches their fundamental human rights.
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
Kagiso Thutlwe has retained his seat as Gaborone City Mayor. Thutlwe was elected for the second term as the Mayor of Gaborone while Honourable Kagiso Tshekega was also voted for the second term as Deputy Mayor. Thutlwe won the seat with 23 votes against Tlogatloga ward councillor Rhoda Sekgororoane who garnered 12 votes. In an interview with Gabz FM news earlier, Thutlwe said the second term affords him an opportunity to fulfil his dream of turning Gaborone into a Diamond City.
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
The export of donkey hides is proving to be a thriving business in Botswana following reports that in the Ghanzi district alone close to 50 donkeys are slaughtered daily for their skin. Thousands of donkeys in developing countries are being killed and their skin sold to Asian countries for gelatine which is used in medicinal tonics, aphrodisiacs and anti-ageing creams. In Botswana, there are a handful of individuals who are licensed to slaughter donkeys with some suspected to be exporting illegally.
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
Tourism Minister, Tshekedi Khama, is to give evidence before the Maun Magistrates Court as a state witness in a forgery case against Walking Stick Travel Tours Director, Philemon Kamogelo. Minister Khama was scheduled to appear yesterday but the Prosecution said that due to the minister’s commitments he could not make it to court. The prosecution says they cannot proceed with the case without the minister’s evidence as a key witness in the matter.
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017
The Umbrella for Democratic Change says it is not worried by a late entrant in the Tlokweng parliamentary by-election, Shirley Segokgo. The former MP surprised many during nominations on Friday when she announced that she will stand as an independent candidate. Apparently, her party, the BDP, was also caught by surprise. Political analysts say there is a possibility of split votes amongst the three candidates, Shirley Segokgo, Elijah Katse of the BDP and Kenneth Segokgo of the UDC.
Monday, 24 Apr 2017
Three of the demonstrators who were campaigning against the introduction of the Electronic Voting Machine, EVM were this morning arrested and charged. NoToEVMs campaign team leader, Obakeng Matlou, says the three were arrested during a demonstration at the airport junction traffic lights. He says the campaign aims to sensitize and educate the public about the recently introduced electronic voting machines, which will be used in the next general elections.
Monday, 24 Apr 2017
The Land Management minister, Prince Maele has called on members of the Land boards to repossess and evict squatters with the aim of addressing land shortage in Botswana. Maele was this morning addressing an orientation of members of the Land boards from across the country in Gaborone on some of the challenges facing the land departments. The minister called on land board officials to act promptly in dealing with squatters as their increasing numbers continues to be a challenge.
Monday, 24 Apr 2017
A 40 year old man, Zimbabwe Moyo has been sentenced to two years behind bars by the Francistown magistrate court for child trafficking. Moyo was arrested near Matsiloje village early this month attempting to ferry two minors aged 3 and 8 years to South Africa. The two young children did not have travellers’ documents. The jail term was suspended on condition that Moyo does not commit a similar offence. He was also fined 10 thousand pula payable before the 24th of next month failure of which he will be imprisoned for three years.
Monday, 24 Apr 2017
Mozambican president, Felipe Nyusi arrived this morning in Botswana on a three-day State Visit. He was received by his counterpart, President Ian Khama this morning at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. It will be his first State Visit to Botswana and it follows a visit to Mozambique by President Ian Khama in 2015. During the visit, the two Presidents will deliberate on issues of mutual interest and explore ways and means of deepening relations between the two countries. Botswana and Mozambique established formal diplomatic relations in 1975.

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