Friday, 24 Mar 2017
The ministry of health has commended the Anti Tobbacco Network for its advocacy role which has compelled government to come up with the tobacco control legislation.
Friday, 24 Mar 2017
Government this week pledged its commitment to enhancing efforts in empowering and promoting social inclusion of people with disabilities.
Friday, 24 Mar 2017
The Department of Road Transport and Safety resumes driving practical tests from Monday this coming week.

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Friday, 17 Mar 2017
A 48 year old Zimbabwean illegal immigrant, Ronald Mujaji has pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of elephant tusks. Mujaji was arrested by the police at Francistown Nzano shopping complex in January this year and upon searching his motor vehicle, they found fragmented elephant tusks weighing over a kilogram. Mujaji also pleaded guilty to being in possession of a fake Professional Driving Permit, PRDP and also entering Botswana through an un-gazetted point of entry.
Friday, 17 Mar 2017
Part of the student community at the University of Botswana who were part of student demonstrations over allowances have been charged with different offences including five SRC members who have also received their charges. The UB SRC vice president Dikosha Dikosha said the school management served them with letters of disciplinary actions for a number of offences. He said the five SRC members received the letters yesterday morning while other students are yet to receive theirs.
Friday, 17 Mar 2017
The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime, DCEC, says it is currently investigating the Mogoditshane sub-land board, over allegations of land allocation fraud. The DCEC says it has assessed over 12 thousand plot files , of which over 300 files were seized for further investigations since 2005. It says currently three officers working at the sub-land board, conspired by accepting 18 thousand Pula for themselves, as a reward for unlawfully allocating land to an individual. The matter is before the high court.
Friday, 17 Mar 2017
Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Botlogile Tshireletso, says the newly established Constituency Development Fund, has caused confusion among constituencies. The development fund would see each of the 57 constituencies receiving 10 million Pula, on an annual basis, as a way to transforming the economy and developing communities. However, Tshireletso says there is reported conflict between village development committees and councilors, on how the 10 million will be shared within a constituency.
Friday, 17 Mar 2017
GIPS students in Francistown have vowed to continue boycotting, classes until the institution's management addresses their concerns. The students went on strike on Monday this week, claiming that the courses offered by the institution are not accredited. The disgruntled students told Gabz Fm news that since they enrolled in the institution in 2014, they have not received their transcripts. They further said they are being taught by unqualified lecturers. They also claim that the institution's library does not have enough books.
Friday, 17 Mar 2017
Lucara Diamond has donated 800 thousand Pula towards the welfare enhancement of game rangers, under the Anti-Poaching Unit. Tlhokomela Botswana Endangered Wildlife Trust, which is a facilitating body for conservation activities locally, says the funds will go a long way in equipping the Regional Anti-Poaching Training Centre in Botswana. In an interview with GabzFM news, Tlhokomela Trust Coordinator, Oratile Kebakile, says the funds, will go towards investing in the Game rangers by improving their living space whilst in the wild.
Thursday, 16 Mar 2017
The opposition coalition appears to be marred by challenges of partners wanting more constituencies before the pact could begin electioneering for the 2019 elections. BCP members in the northern region have apparently challenged the party leadership to request to be given a constituency in Gaborone. The party members made the request over during an internal meeting addressed by the party leader, Dumelang Saleshando in Francistown. A BCP councilor who attended the meeting told Gabz Fm news that party members wanted a constituency in Gaborone.
Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017
Some insiders have expressed doubts about the alleged takeover of BCL Mine by a Dubai-based company, saying the public is being sold a dummy. Almost three weeks after the alleged agreement between the government and the Dubai Royal family, no details of the agreement have been made public. BCL Provisional Liquidator, Nigel Dickson Warren, confirmed at the beginning of the month that the prospective buyers have contacted him and said negotiations were at a sensitive stage.
Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017
The Health and Wellness Ministry says the country is experiencing a high level of Malaria transmission following the recent heavy rains. The ministry said in a statement, that there has been an increase in the number of cases of malaria, in malaria prone areas such as Okavango, Ngami Chobe, Tutume and Bobirwa. It also says malaria cases, have been reported in areas that usually have no malaria, such as Serowe, Palapye, Kgatleng, Kweneng, Kgalagadi South and Gantsi. Malaria which is transmitted by mosquitoes can cause death if not treated quickly.
Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017
The Opposition BPP is said to have named the four constituencies that it requires from their coalition partners, UDC. A source within the party told Gabz Fm news, that the central committee met last week in Gaborone and resolved that they should request Nata-Gweta, Francistown West, Gaborone South and Mmadinare constituencies, from the UDC. Initially, the party was allocated four constituencies to contest in 2019 general elections, but the party leadership has complained that the constituencies are not enough.

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