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2016-09-29 Central Bank Governor Retires
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Governor of Bank of Botswana, Ms Linah Mohohlo is to retire from public service on October 20.

2016-09-29 King Letsie Jets in
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Lesotho's King Letsie III is the first head of state to arrive at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport for Botswana's Independence celebrations. He was welcomed by Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Mr Kitso Mokaila. King Letsie is accompanied by his wife.

2016-09-29 Invest in History - Khama
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism (MEWT), Mr Tshekedi Khama says it is time "we invest in capturing our history."

2016-09-29 Botswana Honours Founders
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Those who have made outstanding contribution in building Botswana over the past 50 years shall be recognised at a special ceremony in Gaborone today.

2016-09-29 Police Investigate Tutume Sub Council Officers
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Nata station commander, Superintendent Otsile Fane, says they are investigating two officers of the Tutume Sub-district Council in connection with the disappearance of 70 bags of cement meant for construction of a destitute house at Manakanagoree ward in Nata.

2016-09-28 Bofinet Avails Wi-Fi At Gaborone, Francistown Stadia
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana Fibre Networks (BoFiNet) has connected the National Stadium in Gaborone and Francistown Sports Complex with Wi-Fi.

2016-09-28 No Easy Way Up
[The Patriot] Eunice Mmelesi learnt the hard way - to serve in areas she never planned for and yet to grow in stature and confidence to lead 250 sales agents at the moment. She has no regrets whatsoever as the outpost station gave her the best gift ever - a husband. When she was transferred to the far west to head the Letshego Gantsi office, Eunice Mmelesi felt she was thrown to the deep end. Far from her family with not even a single acquaintance, Mmelesi was eager to get back as soon as she could. What followed, she s

2016-09-28 Zebras 50-Year Transformation
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Football was the most popular sport in Botswana at independence, but the country's national team, the Zebras, did not play official tournaments at the time.

2016-09-28 Happy Birthday Botswana
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Heads of states and governments as well as representatives from a number of countries among them United Kingdom are expected to jet into the country for Botswana's independence celebrations. The country celebrates 50 years of self rule from Britain on September 30.

2016-09-28 President Khama Launches Giant Flag
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has officially launched Botswana's giant flag, hoisted on top of the iconic Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited's (BTCL) tower in Gaborone. President Khama launched, on Monday, the giant national flag, which is the biggest of all the national flags hoisted countrywide, as part of the build up to the country's Golden Jubilee celebrations.

2016-09-28 VP Arrival From New York
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Vice President, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi returned on September 26 from New York, after attending the 71st Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA-71).

2016-09-28 Barolong Woman Grips to Farming
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -A Zimbabwean ecologist and farmer, Mr Allan Savory once said, "agriculture is not a crop production calling as popular belief holds; it is the production of food and fibre from the world's land and waters".

2016-09-28 Churches Gather to Pray for Botswana
[Botswana Daily News] Selebi Phikwe -Various churches in Selebi Phikwe congregated at the mining town's stadium on September 25 for a combined church service.

2016-09-28 Concerns Over On and Off-Net Call Costs
[The Patriot] On the backdrop of an outcry for reduction of internet data prices in the neighbouring South Africa, an expert engaged by the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has revealed that there is no evidence of excessive pricing in mobile broadband in Botswana. According to an official from Inter Connect Communications (ICC), Eric Tyson, mobile broadband prices are favorable despite some prices being above regional average.

2016-09-28 Sesung Councillor Re-Joins BDP
[The Patriot] The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chairperson Mokgweetsi Masisi has welcomed back their prodigal councillor for Khudumelapye/Sesung, Bokopano Tumiso, from the Botswana National Front (BNF). Tumiso said he has retraced his steps after he realised that most of the issues that led him to quit the ruling party have been addressed. "There have been developments at both Khudumelapye and Sesung such as the construction of customary court offices which has created jobs for the locals," said Tumiso.

2016-09-28 Masisi Praises BDP Forefathers
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Vice President Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi has commended former Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) leaders who guided the party through its nascent stages to becoming one of the world's success stories.

2016-09-28 Birth of Nation
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Thursday, September 29, 1966. Windy spring conditions that brought a slight chill to the National Stadium could not dampen the spirit of the multitudes who gathered to witness the historic occasion of the birth of modern Botswana. Excitement punctuated the air; suitably captured in a pictorial in the October 1966 special edition of Kutlwano, and a story featured in the November 1966 issue of the government magazine.

2016-09-28 Bofinet Adds to Bot50 to Enhance Celebrations
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana Fibre Networks (BoFiNet) has connected the National Stadium with Wi-Fi in Gaborone and the Francistown Sports Complex.

2016-09-28 Future of Beauty Queens Promising
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Past and present beauty queens will celebrate 50 years of independence with nostaligia.

2016-09-28 BR Tells Botswana Transition Story
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -As the country celebrates 50 years of independence, the story of Botswana Railways resonates well with the story of Botswana.

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