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The Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Tumiso Rakgare has said that the National Arts Council of Botswana bill which he presented in Parliament yesterday is a product of wide consultation of various stakeholders which began in 2012 and the final consultations were held this year. He said amongst those consulted were artists […]

Yarona FM is set to host the 6th installment of the Annual Yarona FM music awards ‪in two weeks‬. The event will be the organizations most unique with the ceremony being hosted virtually for fans and nominees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The youth Radio station will be following the example of the international […]

The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres has urged governments to be transparent, responsive, and accountable in their COVID-19 response. In his message on the commemoration of the International Day of Democracy, observed today, Guterres said governments should ensure that any emergency measures are legal, proportionate, necessary and non-discriminatory. The UN dictates that governments must […]

The Botswana Police Service has called the nation to refrain from uttering threatening language amid rising gender-based violence in the country. Police Deputy Spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Near Bagali says they are worried about consistent cases of threat to kill in and around the Gaborone area. This comes after the Police have recorded 2 cases of […]

Botswana Railways (BR) has requested government to inject cash into the company that will enable it to procure three high-tech trains which will run as a shuttle service between Gaborone and Lobatse, replacing the existing long-haul train operating on the route. The high-tech trains are known as Diesel Mounted Units (DMUs) and they operate at a […]

The Umbrella for Democratic Change has registered its concern over the frequent change of leadership at the Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crimes. The concern was raised through a statement read by the Leader of Opposition, Dumelang Saleshando yesterday in parliament. The DCEC has had 3 different Director Generals since the departure of former Director, […]

The Alliance for Progressives has said that stern action should be taken against students captured in a video which was circulating on social media this week where students from Moshupa Senior Secondary School attacked and beat up one of their teachers. The opposition party expressed its disappointment at the rising cases of indiscipline in schools […]

Teacher Union, BOSETU has urged their members to put on black attire today, in support of teachers who have been assaulted by students in recent months. BOSETU Secretary General, Tobokani Rari says there is growing trend in public schools in which teachers are being assaulted by students, and a recent case being that of a […]

Princess Marina hospital is yet again at the center of a surge in COVID-19 cases amongst frontline workers. The deputy coordinator of the task force team Professor Mosepele Mosepele yesterday said that the hospital has recorded at least 38 cases this week, 22 of which are of staff members while 16 are patients. Professor Mosepele […]

The First National Bank of Botswana is currently investigating the cause of the recent fraud scare in which some of their customers received multiple SMS notifications on failed transactions which they had not attempted to undertake. FNBB Communications and PR Manager, Boga Chilinde-Masebu told YaronaFM news that the bank has applied the necessary data and […]