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2017-05-29 Sprinter Thebe Impresses While Sibanda Pulls Out
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana's 400 metres sprinter, Baboloki Thebe finished on position two at the Eugene Diamond League meeting staged at Hayward Field Stadium on May 27.

2017-05-29 President Khama Wins Cultural Festival Award
[Botswana Daily News] Khawa -President Lt. Gen. Dr Khama Seretse Khama Ian Khama on May 27 won the Khawa Dune Challenge in the Wildebeest category.

2017-05-29 'Moral Decay Should Be Addressed By All'
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA) coordinator, Mr Richard Matlhare has called on parents, the community and village leaders to address issues of moral decadence, teenage pregnancy, school dropouts as well as alcohol and drug abuse.

2017-05-29 'Knowledge Based Economy Possible'
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -With government determined to diversify the economy from dependence on minerals to a knowledge-based economy, this may not be a far fetched dream with the Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills available.

2017-05-29 Team Zimbabwe Edge Vultures
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana rugby senior team (Vultures) started preparations for the Africa Cup division 1B tournament on a shaky footing, going down 20-19 to Zimbabwe in an international friendly on May 27.

2017-05-29 'Outsourcing Legal Expertise Undesirable'
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Public Accounts Committee (PAC) members have questioned the rationale behind outsourcing the parliamentary counsel during Parliament sitting.

2017-05-29 Gear Up for 2019, VP Tells Party Members
[Botswana Daily News] Tsabong -Vice President Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi has encouraged democrats in the western region to revive party structures and gear up for 2019.

2017-05-29 Govt Prioritises Aviation Safety
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Following aviation safety concerns raised by International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Botswana rose to the occasion by developing a safe, secure, efficient and sustainable national air transport system through effective implementation of international safety and security standards.

2017-05-26 Botswana Will Not Intervene in Genocide Talks
[New Era] Windhoek -Botswana High Commissioner to Namibia Claurinah Modise has ruled out her government's intervention in the genocide negotiations currently underway between the Namibian and German governments.

2017-05-18 MP Calls For Electric Fence Along Zimbabwe Border
[New Zimbabwe] Botswana MP for Tati East, Samson Moyo Guma, has called for the construction of a fence along the Zimbabwe border.

2017-05-17 Mining Minister Defends Secrecy in Mining Deals
[The Patriot] Botswana's Minerals and Water Affairs Minister Sadique Kebonang on Tuesday insisted on maintaining the secrecy around mega government mining contracts, saying that "no country signs transparent agreements".

2017-05-17 Botswana Kills 68 Zim Cattle in Its 'Shoot-to-Kill' Policy
[The Herald] Botswana police have killed 68 head of cattle worth about $35 000 through its shoot-to-kill policy.

2017-05-17 Namibian Refugees Threaten War
[The Patriot] As Botswana persists on the repatriation of Namibian refugees - currently housed at the Dukwi Refugee Camp, some 100km northwest of Francistown - back to their native country, anger and fury amongst the refugees is growing. In 1998, Namibian refugees fled from their motherland, Caprivi Strip in the Zambezi region into Botswana following a secessionist crisis.

2017-05-16 New North West Chairman to Face Punishment
[The Patriot] Two Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) councillors from North West District Council are likely to face disciplinary process for violating a resolution of the party caucus.

2017-05-15 Ballot Verification Process Ongoing in Tlokweng
[Botswana Daily News] Tlokweng -Ballot boxes from all 35 polling stations are now at the Tlokweng Community Hall and the verification process is ongoing.

2017-05-15 UDC Retains Tlokweng Constituency
[Botswana Daily News] Tlokweng -The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has retained the Tlokweng parliamentary seat after its candidate, Mr Masego Segokgo garnered 4634 votes, against 2156 of Botswana Demoratic Party (BDP)'s Mr Elijah Katse and 57 of independent candidate Ms Shirley Segokgo.

2017-05-15 Counting Ends and Awaiting Confirmation
[Botswana Daily News] Tlokweng -Counting of ballots has just ended in Tlokweng since it started around 2am today with the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) in the lead.

2017-05-12 Brexit Effects Yet to Be Known - EU Chief
[Botswana Daily News] The exit of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU), popularly known as Brexit, should not be a cause for concern for Botswana and probably most of Southern African countries, with the exception of South Africa.

2017-05-12 Investment Opportunity Available - Minister Seretse
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Mr Vincent Seretse says the ministry will continue to create a conducive environment for local and foreign investors.

2017-05-12 Residents Want Parliament Sessions On National TV
[Botswana Daily News] Nata -Residents of Nata/Gweta constituency have requested that Parliament sessions be broadcast live on Botswana Television (Btv) for Batswana to get a glimpse of all the happenings of every session.

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