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2017-01-20 4 Zimbabweans in Court
[The Herald] Four Zimbabweans who were part of an 18-men gang which escaped from Francistown Central Prison at Gerald Estates Centre last Saturday after destroying the prison fence with a manhole cover, appeared in court on Wednesday in Botswana. A team of soldiers, police officers and prison officials has been set up in Botswana to help track down the 14 fugitives who are still at large. According to media reports, the four are Mlindeli Moyo, who is facing murder charges; Methuli Sibanda (unlawful possession of ivory)

2017-01-19 Police Scale Up Bid to Track Down Zimbabwean Jailbreakers
[The Herald] A team of soldiers, police officers and prison officials has been set up in Botswana to help track down Zimbabwean fugitives who reportedly escaped from Francistown Central Prison at Gerald Estates Centre on Saturday after destroying the prison fence with a manhole cover.

2017-01-20 Multi-Million Health Facility for Tsabong
[Botswana Daily News] Tsabong -Residents of Tsabong and the surrounding areas have been informed that a 70 beds referral hospital will be built in Tsabong under NDP 11.

2017-01-20 Shortage of Tractors Delays Ploughing
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Farming is considered risky business because of the erratic nature of rainfall and lack of financial backup by financial institutions, according to one of the farmers in Tonota, Mr Molebeledi Mosarwe.

2017-01-19 Water Parastatal Urges Water Conservation, Harvesting
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Gaborone Dam has collected a few million more litres of water in the last few days, registering 22.2 per cent of water as at January 18 as compared to last year this time around which was about 1.7 per cent.

2017-01-19 Ford Botswana Attends to Faulty Kugas
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The general manager of Ford Botswana, Mr Zachariah Kepaletswe says so far they have not recalled any Ford Kuga vehicle in Botswana.

2017-01-20 Education for All - Kgosi
[Botswana Daily News] Dukwi -Kgosi Oletsositse Mosweu of Dukwi says a disadvantaged social background that some parents raise their children in should not be a barrier for such children to receive basic formal education.

2017-01-17 BCP Woos Voters Ahead of Saturday Poll
[Botswana Daily News] Palapye -The opposition Botswana Congress Party (BCP) launched Mr Area Gabathuse as their candidate for Boikago/Madiba ward bye election this coming Saturday (January 21).

2017-01-17 Botswana Cops Launch Manhunt After 15 Zimbabweans Escape Jail
[News24Wire] Police in Botswana have launched a manhunt for 15 Zimbabwean fugitives who escaped from a prison in Francistown on Saturday after destroying the prison fence with manhole cover.

2017-01-16 Repatriation Talks At Advanced Stage
[New Era] Windhoek -Talks between the Namibian and Botswana governments are at an advanced stage to repatriate over 250 Ovaherero and Ovambanderu living in Botswana who have shown a willingness to return to their country of origin Namibia.

2017-01-16 Tshireletso Lives,Walks Poetry
[Botswana Daily News] Shoshong -The notion that the whole art of poetry is to say what cannot be ordinarily said accurately describes 32-years-old Shoshong based poignant Setswana poet, Boitumelo Tshireletso's art.

2017-01-16 Masisi Visits Japan
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Vice President Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi left January 15 for a five-day official visit to Japan at the invitation of the Japanese government.

2017-01-16 Maphorisa Commends Phikwe Leadership
[Botswana Daily News] Selebi Phikwe -Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM) director, Ms Ruth Maphorisa has commended the Selebi-Phikwe leadership and the town council for a 'splendid' job in implementing government programmes such as the Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP).

2017-01-16 Xaixai Hails Khama
[Botswana Daily News] Xaixai -Kgosi Nxuka Xishee of Xaixai has thanked President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama for his spirit of giving.

2017-01-13 Mabeo Commits to Working With Labour Unions
[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -Minister of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development, Mr Tshenolo Mabeo has expressed his wish to engage with labour unions on issues relating to the welfare of public officers.

2017-01-11 Kasi 50 Music Festival to Revive Night Life
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The hugely successful maiden hosting of the Kasi 50 Music Festival on the December 31 at Liquor Bars in Francistown has prompted the organisers to turn the festival into an annual event.

2017-01-11 Trial of Bozwana's Alleged Killers to Continue
[News24Wire] The trial of three men accused of killing North West businessman Wandile Bozwana is expected to resume in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

2017-01-10 Women Representation Lagging Behind
[Botswana Daily News] Kasane -Chobe district is lagging behind in the representation of women in key decision making positions especially on the political front.

2017-01-09 Vision 2036 Charts Path for Nation
[Botswana Daily News] Selebi Phikwe -The former Vice President, Dr Ponatshego Kedikilwe has called on Batswana to familiarise themselves with the Vision 2036 document and pillars.

2017-01-09 Newspaper Editor Faces Two-Year Jail Sentence On Archaic Charge of Sedition
[Daily Maverick] While the recently released biopic A United Kingdom dramatising the love affair between Botswana's first president Seretse Khama and his wife-to-be, Ruth Williams, has blipped the country back onto international media radar, Outsa Mokone, editor and publisher of the Sunday Standard, one of Botswana's few independent newspapers, faces a two year jail sentence for "sedition" while senior reporter, Edgar Tsimane, has been forced into exile in South Africa. Their crime? Reporting on a late-night car accident i

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