Friday, 23 Jun 2017
The late former President Sir Ketumile Masire will be accorded a state funeral and will be laid to rest on Thursday next week in Kanye.
Friday, 23 Jun 2017
President Ian Khama has declared 3 days of national mourning, starting today in remembrance of former President Sir Ketumile Masire.
Friday, 23 Jun 2017
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has paid tribute to its Board Member and Former President Sir Ketumile Masire.

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Thursday, 08 Jun 2017
Francistown High Court has ordered that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees be served with court papers about the urgent application lodged by rejected asylum seekers who are detained at Gerald Center for Illegal Immigrants. Over 170 rejected asylum seekers and about 250 of their children from the DRC, Burundi and Somalia have approached the high court on urgency seeking their release from the centre. They want to be sheltered at Dukwi refugee camp where their children can have an opportunity to attend school.
Thursday, 08 Jun 2017
The opposition UDC has hailed the move by the International Labor Organisation ILO to blacklist Botswana as one of the countries that violate the rights of workers. The government of Botswana, which is appearing before the ongoing 106th ILO Conference in Geneva, is answering on issues of labour rights violation, after being reported by trade federation BOFEPUSU. In a statement by the UDC Labor Secretary, Justin Hunyepa, the BDP led government is accused of having failed to comply with the ILO labor standards.
Wednesday, 07 Jun 2017
Francistown high court is due to hear an urgent application by the more than 170 rejected asylum seekers, who want to be released from the Center for Illegal Immigrants. The foreign nationals are from the DRC, Burundi and Somalia. They are challenging their prolonged detention after their application for refugee status was rejected by the government. They are seeking shelter at the Dukwi refugee camp so that their children could have an opportunity to attend school.
Wednesday, 07 Jun 2017
The opposition coalition, Umbrella for Democratic Change, is yet to respond to demands for more constituencies by the Botswana Peoples Party. Sources within the UDC say UDC leader Duma Boko, met with BPP President Motlatsi Molapisi over the weekend to discuss the matter. The BPP has been given four constituencies to field candidates under the UDC. The party is demanding four more constituencies; namely Mmadinare, Nata-Gweta, Tati East and Francistown West constituencies.
Tuesday, 06 Jun 2017
The government is said to have already invested P980 million into the liquidated Phikwe based BCL mine according to testimony was given by a senior official with the Minerals Ministry, Obolokile Obakeng. Giving account before the Public Accounts Committee, PAC, Obakeng said the money was to care for and maintain the mine while the Botswana Mining Development Company worked around the clock in sourcing a potential investor for the mine. The payment of the liquidator who is accountable to the High Court is said to have also been inclusive in the 980 million Pula.
Tuesday, 06 Jun 2017
An emergency Parents and Teachers Association meeting held at Kopano Primary School yesterday has resolved to seek the help of Phikwe mayor, Molosiwa Molosiwa, to secure payment of school fees for children of former BCL employees. One of the affected parents told Gabz FM News that the school management informed them at the meeting that the arrears owed by government have accumulated to over a Million Pula for the two terms of this year.
Tuesday, 06 Jun 2017
The education ministry has endorsed the transportation of school pupils in a donkey cart. The accounting officer in the Ministry of Education, Grace Muzila told the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee, that the initiative is the brain child of Parent Teacher Associations, in some parts of the country. She said government approved the mode of transport, as it realised that it will assist in ensuring that students will attend school classes and do not have to walk long distances of up to ten kilometres to their respective schools.
Tuesday, 06 Jun 2017
Police in Lobatse have launched investigations into a road accident in which one person was killed at the Nnywane temporary bridge over the weekend. Woodhall station commander Tebogo Madisa, says it appears the driver lost control of his Honda Fit vehicle, and it swerved at the Bailey bridge and went into the river. He was certified dead upon arrival at Athlone Hospital.
Monday, 05 Jun 2017
The Ministry of Basic Education is to establish the Botswana Teaching Professionals' Council, a professional regulatory body that monitors the teaching profession. The ministry says the council's main functions, will be to regulate the teaching profession, maintain professional and ethical standards, licence teachers and review as well as advise on professional standards of teachers, amongst others.
Monday, 05 Jun 2017
At least 15 people were yesterday rushed to hospital after a gas explosion at a Choppies store in Francistown. Details of the blast are still sketchy but eyewitnesses say the explosion happened in the kitchen area. The supermarket was temporarily shut down as police conducted their investigations.

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