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2016-02-11 Rape Incidents Worry
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -North West Police District Administration Officer, Superintendent John Kelebeng has expressed concern over the escalation in rape cases in his policing district.

2016-02-11 Botswana's Massive Diamond Named Our Light
[New Era] Gaborone -The Lucara Diamond Corp has announced the winning name for the 1,111 carat gem quality diamond discovered in November last year. The diamond has been named Lesedi La Rona, which means Our Light. The winner of the competition is Thembani Moitlhobogi who will receive a prize of 25 000 pula (about N$35 000).

2016-02-11 Record Breaking Diamond Is Lesedi La Rona
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Lucara Diamond has named its 1 111 carats record breaking diamond which was mined at Karowe Mine in November last year, Lesedi La Rona.

2016-02-11 Performing Arts Project Launches
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Minister of Education and Skills Development, Dr Unity Dow has said performing arts had the potential to diversify the country's economy.

2016-02-11 Makgalemele, Batshu Refute Opposition Claims
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Some Members of Parliament have refuted claims by some opposition members that the government's spending on the Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security, particularly on the Botswana Defence Force (BDF), was irresponsible.

2016-02-11 Aircrafts Use Over P26 000 On Fuel
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The amount spent on fuel for aircrafts used by his Excellency the President and the Vice President during the Goodhope/Mabule bye-elections is P26 904.90.

2016-02-11 Creative Industry Receives Over P11 Million
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) on Tuesday disbursed grants amounting to over P11 million to various creative industry development projects.

2016-02-11 German Solar Companies Visit Botswana
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -At least eight German companies in the solar photovoltaic and energy sector are expected to visit Botswana on a business mission.

2016-02-11 Five Hospitalised After Mmopane Accident
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Mogoditshane Police Traffic Station Officer, Assistant Superintendent Itumeleng Maruru says five passengers including a driver of a Mmopane/Gaborone passenger minibus that over-turned into a trench on Monday February 8 are still hospitalised.

2016-02-11 Residents to Benefit From Photographic Tourism
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Lands and Housing, Mr Prince Maele says government has plans to assist the residents of Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) benefit from photographic tourism.

2016-02-11 Decomposed Body Found in the Bush
[Botswana Daily News] Nxaraga -Residents of Nxaraga and peripheral settlements were left reeling in shock after a badly decomposed body of a man was found in the bush at Marula cattle post on Tuesday afternoon (February 9).

2016-02-11 Tlatsalebala Gains Momentum
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Tshepiso Molapisi, known as Kast, is planning an event that is expected to fill up the National Stadium on May 14. Henny Maruapula, one of the organisers of the #TlatsaLebala campaign, said in an interview that the initiative would see a 100 per cent Botswana line-up.

2016-02-11 Lady Khama Trust Introduces Run 21
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Lady Khama Charitable Trust has introduced a Run 21 wellness arena which aims to get as many health clubs and services to showcase their products and teach runners about health and wellness.

2016-02-11 BITC Reaches Out to People
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -Business people and investors have been encouraged to take advantage of government initiatives to grow their businesses.

2016-02-11 Boundary Treaty Governs SA, Botswana Fences
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The border fence along the Notwane River is worn out and it needs replacement in some places as it has been vandalized.

2016-02-11 Francistown Sports Complex Is New Name
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Parliament has been informed that His Excellency the President announced the new name of the Francistown stadium at the official opening of the stadium on December 10, 2015 following recommendations from the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture.

2016-02-11 Public Service Act Governs Court Presidents
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Ms Botlogile Tshireletso says Court Presidents in townships are called dikgosi by the communities they serve, out of respect or as a sign of respect mainly due to the duties they perform. Ms Tshireletso told Parliament on Wednesday that their official titles are Court Presidents.

2016-02-11 LAPCAS to Survey 948 013 Plots
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Lands and Housing Mr Prince Maele said the LAPCAS Project targeted to survey an estimated 948 013 plots in tribal land.

2016-02-11 Produce High Quality Products - WIBA
[Botswana Daily News] Palapye -Women in business have been urged to produce quality products that can penetrate the international market.

2016-02-11 Ministry Engages Youth in Ear Tagging Exercise
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -The Ministry of Agriculture has engaged 58 youth in Maun to assist in the ongoing ear tagging exercise in Ngamiland.

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