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2018-01-15 Thapong to Select, Discuss Artwork
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Thapong Visual Arts Centre is set to grill artists next month as they look to select and discuss a few artworks that were submitted for last year's Thapong Artist of the Year Award (TAYA) with the aim of helping artists who want to improve on their overall workmanship.

2018-01-15 Chakalisa Celebrates Kalanga Language
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -With Ndingo Johwa having brought Sekalaka to the fore with his music, one Marapong lad has also released an album in Kalanga and he delivers his tunes with a unique genre of music called zouk that is common in mostly Eastern and Central Africa.

2018-01-15 Khama Gives to Qangwa
[Botswana Daily News] Qangwa -Some residents of Qangwa in the Okavango District were over the moon after receiving gifts from President Lt. Gen Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama who is traversing the length and breadth of the country to bid Batswana farewell.

2018-01-15 Blood Supply Bank Runs Dry
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Despite all the technological marvels uncovered in the past decade in the country's public health care system, the supply of reliable and adequate blood still falls below the desired target.

2018-01-16 Soccer - Tsatsilebe Signs Six Months Deal
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -BTC Premiership strugglers Tafic have handed Rapelang 'Raizor' Tsatsilebe the task of leading their battle for survival.

2018-01-15 Thebe Mesmerises Spectators
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -After being side-lined by an injury he sustained at World Championships representing the country in the 4x400 metres relay, Botswana finest runner is now back on track.

2018-01-15 Amos Commonwealth Medal Prospect
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Four years ago at Hampden Park, Botswana flag was raised high, after 800-metre ace runner Nijel Amos outclassed the then feared Kenyan David Rudisha to claim the Commonwealth Games gold medals.

2018-01-15 Masisi, Residents Celebrate Life of Ntwayakgosi
[Botswana Daily News] Moshupa -Vice President Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi joined hordes of mourners in Moshupa to celebrate the late Ms Leungo Ntwayakgosi's life on January 13.

2018-01-15 Leagetse Strike Sinks Santos
[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -- As the BTC Premiership returned to action after the festive break, Union Flamengo Santos failed to shed old skin in their first game as they continued to struggle, succumbing to rookies, Sharps Shooting Stars at the Molepolole Sports Complex on Friday.

2018-01-15 Maele Commends Malaka Performance
[Botswana Daily News] Malaka/Lecheng -Member of Parliament for Lerala/Maunatlala Mr Prince Maele, has commended Malaka Primary School for outstanding performance in the just released Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) results.

2018-01-13 Donald Trump Should Apologize for Remarks - African States
[Deutsche Welle] African UN ambassadors and the African Union have called for "a retraction and an apology" from Donald Trump after the US president reportedly described them as "s***hole" countries. Trump has denied using the phrase.

2018-01-12 Botswana Condemns Remarks Made by President Trump
[Government of Botswana] The Ministry of International Affairs & Cooperation wishes to inform the public and the international community that the Government of Botswana, today summoned the US Ambassador to Botswana to express its displeasure at the alleged utterances made by the President of the US, Donald Trump, when he referred to African countries and others as "shithole countries" during a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House on Thursday 11 January 2018.

2018-01-12 Projects to Continue
[Botswana Daily News] Xaixai -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama yesterday assured residents of Xaixai in the Ngamiland District that ongoing projects in the area will continue beyond his tenure. He leaves office end of March this year.

2018-01-12 VP Pays Tribute to Kgosi Thuku
[Botswana Daily News] Mabutsane -Vice President, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi has described Kgosi Alfred Thuku as a nation builder who dedicated his life to the upbringing and guiding of not only his biological children but the younger generation in general.

2018-01-11 Ministry Aims to Improve Transport Sector
[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -Minister of Transport and Communications, Mr Kitso Mokaila says there is need for the ministry to look into moving freight off the road to air and rail transport to ease movement on the roads.

2018-01-12 Soccer - Coach Appeals to Magosi Faithfuls
[Botswana Daily News] Letlhakeng -Mochudi Centre Chiefs caretaker coach, Innocent Morapedi has appealed to Magosi supporters to leave the past behind and start the year on a clean slate by supporting their team in its time of need.

2018-01-12 Masisi Consoles Rakala Family
[Botswana Daily News] Ralekgetho -Vice President, Mr Mokgweeetsi Masisi has expressed condolences to the family of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Ralekgetho councillor, Mr Gofetseone Rakala who passed away on Sunday (January 7) after a long illness.

2018-01-11 Athletics - Athletics Super Night Meet Today
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -In an effort to ensure that more athletes qualify for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and IAAF World U20 Championships, Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) will start season early with a mouth-watering BAA Super Night meet this evening at the National Stadium.

2018-01-11 Soccer - Galaxy Ready to Advance - Mafoko
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Jwaneng Galaxy captain, Boitumelo Mafoko says his team is ready to beat Township Rollers and reach to back-to-back finals of the Mascom Top 8 tournament.

2018-01-10 Coast Hails Increase in Tourists From Botswana
[New Era] Walvis Bay -The coastal tourism and hospitality fraternity says there was a notably decline in the number of visitors from South Africa during the festive season, but observed an increase in visitors from Botswana.

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