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Mayor’s fiancée: I am still with Thutlwe

Gaborone city Mayor Kagiso Thutlwe’s love life has been a subject of speculation, lies and ridicule ever since The Midweek Sun broke the story of his rape matter with the police, an allegation leveled against him by one Sesame Nakedi


13th July 2018

Masisi’s presidency under extreme test

13th July 2018

Democracy was put to the test once again this Tuesday when Leader of Opposition, Advocate Duma Boko tabled a motion of no confidence on President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

Operation births trendy but not healthy

13th July 2018

It has become a trend for women to deliver through Caesarean sections (C-sections) despite the fact that healthcare practitioners have cautioned that C-sections carry health risks.

Pikinini walks from Sehithwa to Shakawe to protest bad road for driving

13th July 2018

Sekwaya Pikinini of Shakawe Village this week completed his long walk from Sehitwa to Shakawe, sensitising the public about the horrible state of the Sehitlhwa-Shakawe (A35) road.

‘Hands off our genitals…’

13th July 2018

When a child is born, a doctor says, ‘It’s a boy’ or ‘It’s a girl.’   Assigning a person’s sex is based on biology, being chromosomes, anatomy, and hormones.

Local farmers turn to climate smart agriculture

13th July 2018

Botswana still has a long way to go in creating a functional value chain when it comes to climate change smart farming, says Coordinator of Botswana Climate Change Network (BCCN) Tracy Sonny.

Masisi, FCC councillors strike secret deal over BMC abattoir

13th July 2018

Francistown City councillors who travelled to Gaborone last week for a meeting at the Office of the President regarding the closure of Francistown Botswana Meat Commission abattoir have suddenly been sworn to secrecy.

Rainbow School appreciates the elderly in Tlokweng

13th July 2018

It is not every day that the elderly are entertained. It was former President Ian Khama who seemed to give two hoots about the old in our communities, as he regularly visited them, and like Father Christmas arrived armed with Bibles, blankets and soup, and sat around fires chatting to them about their lives.

Good Samaritans come to granny Toboe’s rescue

13th July 2018

Letlhakane granny, Pitanang Toboe will soon have a decent house, thanks to last week’s article published by The Midweek Sun about her plight.

Left holding the baby…

13th July 2018

Single parenting is nothing new in our society. In fact, a great percentage of Batswana come from single parent female-led homes. While this might be the norm, it is certainly not the ideal situation, as it often not only puts a burden on the single parent but leaves the child lacking the role of the absent parent.

The umbrella is crumbling

9th July 2018

The genie is out of the bottle and there is no longer any time to deny that the coalition movement, Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) is in turmoil.

BDP suspend PEEC activities to honour GUS

9th July 2018

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Secretary General Mpho Balopi has revealed to The Midweek Sun that the passing away of party veteran Gaotlhaetse Utlwang Matlhabaphiri is not only a loss to the nation but a stumbling block to the current BDP PEEC voter registration process.

The plight of Basarwa in Letlhakane

9th July 2018

For someone who is in her 80s, granny Pitana Toboe does not have a decent house to sleep in. She stays with three of her children and 12 of her grandchildren in a dilapidated tent that has no roof.