Latest Ian Khama Stories

2008-10-14 06:00:33

Text of report by Botswana newspaper Mmegi on 13 October [Report by Monkagedi Gaotlhobogwe: "Khama off to fast-track projects in Namibia"] President Ian Khama is jetting off to Namibia today to fast track the construction of a Botswana harbour facility at Walvis Bay. Reliable sources in government told Monitor that the two presidents will unlock the logjam that has dogged negotiations for the lease of land for the construction of the facility. The project was first mooted under former...

2008-09-16 09:00:19

By CELIA W DUGGER By Celia W. Dugger and Alan Cowell The New York Times HARARE, Zimbabwe After more than 28 years of unbroken power, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe signed an agreement with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday to divide the responsibilities for running the troubled country. While many of the pieces of the long-awaited deal remained either unresolved or unannounced, Tsvangirai said the agreement "sees the return of hope to all our lives." Despite...

2008-08-12 09:01:18

Text of report by Botswana newspaper Mmegi website on 11 August [Report by Onalenna Modikwa: "BMWU Rejects 15 Per cent Salary Hike"] SELEBI-PHIKWE: Enraged members of the Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU), Selebi-Phikwe branch have resolved to reject the proposed 15 per cent salary increase. The members expressed their feelings at a meeting convened by the branch committee to give feed back on the ongoing wage negotiations with BCL management. The mine employees said they persevered...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'