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At least 100 patients of kidney disease have tested positive for COVID-19, with around 5 percent of this figure having succumbed to the disease. Speaking today ahead of Kidney awareness month in two days, Nephrologist responsible for the patient’s, Dr. Mothusi Moloi, says this is from around 600 patients diagnosed with kidney disease in the […]

The Botswana Mine Workers Union says it has reached a stalemate with mining company Majwe Mining in discussions for terminal benefits and a separation package for workers. This follows the abrupt cancellation of a cut-9 contract with Majwe by Debswana recently. The President of the Union, Joseph Tsimako says a mediator has been engaged to […]

Entertainment mogul Mosupi ‘Tops’ Masole will be laid to rest at his home village of Mokubilo tomorrow morning. Tops passed away on Sunday in Gaborone after a short illness. He was described as a man of great stature who was loved by many. President of BEPA, Gilbert Seagile says the funeral will start at 7am […]

Assistant Health Minister, Sethomo Lelatistswe told parliament this morning that more than 6000 people are currently on home isolation after testing for corona virus. Lelatisitswe said health facilities are overwhelmed and that since the numbers of COVID19 cases have been rising, government recommended that some people who have tested positive, can isolate at their homes. […]

The Director Public Health, Dr Malebogo Kebabonye says the just completed immunisation of children against measles was used as a trial for the roll out of COVID19 vaccination. When addressing a virtual media briefing last night, Dr Kebabonye said more than 230 thousand children were vaccinated in less than 14 days, adding that this has […]

The entertainment fraternity yesterday gathered at Botswana Craft in Gaborone to bid farewell to the late entertainment mogul Mosupi ‘Tops’ Masole through a light hearted memorial. Musician Odirile “Vee Mampeezy” Sento described him as someone who was always in a jolly mood and liked positive energy even if his events did not go as planned.The […]

Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs Annah Mokgethi says government would have to remove many barriers and impediments hindering women from full participation in different facets of the public sphere including politics. Mokgethi said these barriers include; lack of special deliberate efforts such as decreed quotas to ensure equal representation; societal gender norms, gender […]

The Botswana Entertainment Promoters Association, BEPA will tomorrow host a memorial service for the fallen entertainment mogul Mosupi ‘Tops’ Masole. ‘Tops’ as he was affectionately known in the entertainment circle passed away on Sunday February 14th. President of BEPA, Gilbert ‘PP’ Seagile says it is befitting to honour him in the best way possible, by […]

Civil Aviation Authority Botswana, CAAB says air traffic activity has reduced by 75 percent in the last quarter of 2020. CAAB Communications Manager Modipe Nkwe said this is despite the quarter having been the most active time of the year, shortly after restrictions on air movement were lifted. He added that the sharp decline in […]

Prison Services say they have recorded an upsurge on COVID19 infection following the festive holidays. Botswana Prison Services Senior Superintendent Maikutlo Pitlagano this morning said at least 500 cases were recorded in their facilities. She further said the department has set up two quarantine centers in the north and south, to keep people who have […]