No corrupt intent has been found in the awarding of tenders by the Botswana Televion (Btv). This was as a result of scrutiny by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) on a complaint by the Director of Television Training Institute, Billy Kokorwe who accused Btv of curruption and nepotism in the awarding of tender for the provision of post-production services and facilities.

THE virulent legal battle between the Botswana Guardian and Midweek Sun began on Monday, 09 July 2001, with the papers' attorneys scoring preliminary goals.

Protesters from Survival for Tribal Peoples, a UK-based NGO Wednesday started an evening picket opposite the Botswana mission in London to protest the treatment of Basarwa. In an telephone interview with Mmegi from London, Fiona Watson of Survival said her organisation was mounting pressure on the government of Botswana to respond to their questions on the plight of Kwe Basarwa in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Botswana, the country counting the largest rate HIV/AIDS in the world, hopes to have in place by the end of the year a programme of free supply of anti-retroviral drugs to patients, indicated president Festus Mogae.

The race for the leadership of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Women's Wing has gathered momentum as the elections' date draws near. BDP women are scheduled to elect their leaders in Shoshong this weekend at the end of their national congress.