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Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017
Opposition members of parliament say the speaker of parliament is biased, following her decision to exclude Leader of Opposition Duma Boko’s motion yesterday in parliament.
Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017
The recent heavy down pours has damaged about 19 houses in Nkage and Senete villages.

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Thursday, 10 Sep 2015
First National Bank Ghanzi Branch, through the FNB Foundation, has handed over a refurbished library and recreational grounds to Xanagas Primary school. Gantsi Branch Manager, Lekono Koketso, said the 65 thousand Pula facilities, will provide free and equitable access to information for all students be it in written or electronic form. He also said the facilities will also promote literacy by offering relevant reading material.
Friday, 04 Sep 2015
The Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Ministry, says retail pump prices for petrol, diesel and paraffin, will be decreased from midnight, Saturday due to the general decline in international crude oil prices. Retail pump prices of all petrol grades will decrease by 15 thebe per litre. Diesel grades will decrease by 40 thebe per little. The price of illuminating paraffin is to decrease by 40 thebe per little. International crude oil prices averaged 46.58 US dollars in August last month.
Friday, 28 Aug 2015
The greater Gaborone areas can expect prolonged water shortages as the North South Carrier Scheme is having operational problems. Water Utilities says due to the problem, it is unable able to pump water from Letsibogo dam to the southern part of the country. It says the Gaborone area has also not been able to maintain any storages in its tanks to draw on during times of the North-South carrier down time.
Friday, 28 Aug 2015
SADC energy ministers are meeting in Gaborone to discuss power supply challenges facing the region. Botswana Power Corporation says the Southern Africa Power Pool’s 45th meeting, is focusing on mapping a way forward on issues pertaining to the regional electricity demand and supply balance. The power pool represents regional electricity utilities. The ministers meet as power shortages continue to grip the region, with a 4 500-megawatt deficit in the Southern African Power Pool by March last year.
Thursday, 27 Aug 2015
The court yesterday heard a case, in which Botswana National Youth Council, national executive committee members took government to court, for dissolving the organization. Uyapo Ndadi who is representing the NEC members, argued that the decision to dissolve the organisation, should not have been taken by Youth, Sports and Culture Minister Thapelo Olopeng, but should have rather been taken by the general assembly. He argued that BNYC is an autonomous body that can stand on its own and has its own constitution. Ndadi said the membership should be restored.
Thursday, 27 Aug 2015
Francistown High Court Judge, Barnabas Nyamazabo has acquitted and discharged a 55 year old man from Moletemane who was charged with attempted murder. The court heard that Abote Monnana allegedly attempted to murder William Disenkeng by stabbing him with a knife on the right hand, at a local bar in Moletemane on January 14th 2007. Delivering his judgment, Nyamazabo said the investigating officer did not do a thorough job when investigating the case, adding that he was discredited during cross examinations, therefore unreliable.
Thursday, 27 Aug 2015
Still reeling from the brutal murder of a 22 year old woman by her boyfriend who later committed suicide, the small community of Ikageleng in Selebi Phikwe was once again last night shaken by the apparent suicide of another 22 year old woman, who was found hanging in the rafters of the house she shared with her boyfriend. Neighbours told Gabz FM News that the woman was discovered by her boyfriend when he arrived home from work.
Thursday, 27 Aug 2015
The cash-strapped BCL Mine in Selibe Phikwe has appealed for support from all its stakeholders as it faces uncertain future. It emerged last week that the company is fast running out of money and has been forced to turn to government for a bail out. Briefing the ongoing Phikwe full council meeting yesterday, Divisional Manager, Corporate Strategy, Mack William, said it is important that the mine be assisted to overcome its financial challenge, not only to realize its diversification strategy but also to secure the jobs of its more than 4 000 employees.
Monday, 24 Aug 2015
Orange Botswana says it is leading the market with 64 percent market share with its mobile based phone based payment system, Orange money. Orange says as of end of July, this year, 294 124 customers were registered for Orange Money. In a statement, the company’s PR and Foundation Manager, Boga Chilinde-Masebu says when they launched Orange Money in 2011, their primary objective was to offer convenience and banking services to the large base of Batswana who are unable to access financial services.
Monday, 24 Aug 2015
There are fears that the financial uncertainty faced by the Selibe Phikwe based mining giant, BCL, may jeopardize the completion of the 700 million Pula smelter shutdown which is currently underway. Reports say BCL is fast running out of cash and is struggling to meet some of its financial obligations. The BCL Board of Directors is due to meet this week to address the situation and is possibly turn to the government for a bailout.

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