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2017-06-28 Several African Dignitaries Attending Masire's Send-Off
[News24Wire] Several African dignitaries are in Botswana for the memorial and funeral service of former president Sir Ketumile Masire, who died in hospital last week at the age of 91, a report says.

2017-06-27 Sombre Mood As Family Views Sir Ketumile's Corpse
[Botswana Daily News] Parliament -The body of the late former President Sir Ketumile Masire is still lying in state at the National Assembly since it arrived at the National Assembly at 5:30am.

2017-06-28 President Khama Arrives for Sir Ketumile's Memorial Service
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has arrived accompanied by Senior Private Secretary to the President, Brigadier George Tlhalerwa and Chief of Protocol, Ms Daphne Kadiwa.

2017-06-27 Former Leaders to Attend Sir Ketumile Memorial, Funeral Services
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -As the funeral for the late Second President of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire draws closer, some dignitaries from other countries continue to confirm their attendace of the memorial and funeral services to be held tomorrow and Thursday respectively.

2017-06-28 Ministry to Revitalise Primary Health Care
[Botswana Daily News] Mochudi -The Ministry of Health and Wellness has vowed to revitalise and support primary health care by working with communities to transform the country's health system.

2017-06-28 Media Rebuttal to the Purported Closure of Embassy in Harare
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation wishes to respond to the recent text message doing the rounds on social media alleging that the Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation, Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi made some remarks on the state of relations between Zimbabwe and Botswana, purporting among others, visa imposition on Zimbabweans and closure of the Botswana Embassy in Harare.

2017-06-28 Vice President Signs Book of Condolence
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Vice President, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi has signed a book of condolence in remembrance of the late second president of the Republic of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire, who will be buried in Kanye on June 29.

2017-06-28 Agriculture Shows Need Farmers Participation
[Botswana Daily News] Ghanzi -Success of agricultural shows depends on farmers participation, says Ghanzi commercial farmer, Mr Johan Venter.

2017-06-28 Youth World Cup Milestone for Netball Team
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Thapelo Olopeng says the Netball World Youth Cup is a milestone for Botswana, as it is the first country in Africa to host the event.

2017-06-28 President Shocked By Death of Former Botswana President
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan head of State José Eduardo dos Santos sent a message of condolences to his Botswana counterpart, SeretseKhama Ian Khama, following the death of former President Ketumile Masire in Gaberone.

2017-06-28 Sir Ketumile Memorial Service Underway
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Masire family has arrived at the University of Botswana for the memorial service of the late second President Sir Ketumile Masire. Dignitaries also continue to arrive among them are Vice President Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi and his wife, Permanent Secretary to the President, Mr Carter Morupisi,third President Festus Mogae and his wife, Ms Barbara Mogae, former Vice President, Dr Ponatshego Kedikilwe, Cabinet ministers, Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Gladys Kokorwe, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Perm

2017-06-27 Premier Supra Mahumapelo Pays Tribute to Sir Ketumile Masire
[Govt of SA] Premier SOR Mahumapelo has paid tribute to Sir Ketumile Masire who passed on last week Thursday after undergoing a surgery at a private hospital in Gaborone the capital city of Botswana.

2017-06-27 President Jacob Zuma Sends Condolences to Botswana Following Passing On of Former President Masire
[Govt of SA] The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Mr Jacob Zuma, has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the President of the Republic of Botswana, His Excellency, Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, as well as the Government of Botswana following the passing away on 22 June 2017 of Former President Sir Ketumile Masire.

2017-06-28 Yoga Alleviates Health Problems
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Apart from spiritual goals, the physical postures of yoga are used to alleviate health problems, reduce stress and make the spine supple in contemporary times, says the High Commissioner of India and special representative to Southern African Development Community (SADC).

2017-06-28 MP Invites Stakeholders to Account
[Botswana Daily News] Mmankgodi -Gabane/Mmankgodi MP, Major General Pius Mokgware says any development is a result of consultations and stakeholders.

2017-06-28 Magosi Mourn Motebejana
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The sitting of Ntlo ya Dikgosi, which was scheduled to commence on June 26, was postponed to July 4 to pave way for preparation of Sir Ketumile Masire's funeral.

2017-06-27 Batswana Continue to Stand in Long Queues to Bid Sir Ketumile Farewell
[Botswana Daily News] Parliament -Members of the public continue to stand in the long but, fast moving queues at the National Assembly to pay tribute to the late second President Sir Ketumile Masire.

2017-06-27 President Khama Pays Last Respect to Sir Ketumile
[Botswana Daily News] Parliament -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama and cabinet just left the National Assembly after viewing the body of the late former President Sir Ketumile Masire whose body is lying in state.

2017-06-26 President Khama Visits Masire Family
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama visited the Masire family Sunday afternoon to pay his respects and discuss memorial service and funeral arrangements.

2017-06-26 Barclays Bank Board Chair Steps Down
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The chairperson of the board of directors of Barclays Bank Botswana has announced plans to step down from the chairmanship of the bank and retire from the board at the end of this month.

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