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Govt in Facebook blackout

It seems government has moved swiftly to cut off the Facebook social network website in its portal in the aftermath of the eight-week long strike that recently paralysed government operations. Government workers suspect the move was deliberately taken to cut … Continue reading

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Residents blockade Oodi- Modipane road

Residents of Matebele yesterday evening blockaded the under construction Oodi –Matebele road with tree stumps complaining of the dust caused by the contracted trucks. The residents said the trucks caused a lot of dust which subjects them to different health … Continue reading

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Govt closes 11 schools to curb unrest

Eleven schools have been closed due to the unrest in schools across the country. Out of the total, seven are all the secondary schools in the Kgalagadi region, Ministry of Education and Skills Development principal public relations officer (PRO) Nomsa … Continue reading

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Parents tear-gassed at Seepapitso

It was chaos at Seepapitso Senior Secondary School in Kanye yesterday as police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at students and parents attending a meeting at the school, Mmegi is informed. It is reported that trouble started when the … Continue reading

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Botswana moves to limit strikes

Gaborone – Botswana’s government said on Monday it had amended legislation classifying essential services workers to include teachers in an effort to prevent more civil servants from striking. Making the announcement through a government gazette, Minister of Labour and Home … Continue reading

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Students injured as Seepapitso burns

KANYE: Several students at Seepapitso Senior Secondary School were injured, while others were admitted to the Seventh Day Adventist Church Hospital after clashing with the police on Friday. The clashes, which happened towards lunchtime, ended with fire engulfing the school … Continue reading

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Police threaten to shoot defiant striking workers

Accompanied by a contingent of officers senior superintendent Samuel Moepeng gave the workers 15 minutes to vacate the grounds, as he read out what he referred to as a declaration; “All of you gathered here in the name of the … Continue reading

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Botswana strike suspended as State deploys heavy security

Botswana’s government deployed heavy security in the capital Gaborone for the second day on Friday as despairing union leaders announced a suspension of a seven-week civil service strike that has driven the peaceful nation to the brink of full-scale violence. … Continue reading

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Police foil students ‘strike’ attempt

Attempts by students from some Gaborone secondary schools to “join their [striking] teachers” were short-lived yesterday after police officers sought them out, and, in their attempts to shepherd them back to school, ensured instead that they dispersed. Mmegi received a … Continue reading

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Innocent bystander shot

  One man was admitted to Princess Marina Hospital with a broken leg courtesy of a riot police bulle, it is alleged. The victim was a bystander who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. He … Continue reading

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