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White Rhinos

No rhinos in Botswana if poaching continues

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Botswana has expressed fear that there will be no rhinos in the southern African country in a year or two if poaching continues unabated,...

Mopane worm gathering risky business

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Makeshift marketplaces have sprung on the side of the road connecting Francistown, Botswana's second city and Orapa, the diamond-mining township, roughly 25 kilometers outside...
tax

Botswana clamps down on car import tax evaders

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Botswana has embarked on an ongoing operation targeting grey car dealerships across the country. Segolo Lekau, Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) Commissioner...
employment

Botswana unemployment rate rises to 20.7 percent

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Joblessness in Botswana has reached a record 20.7 percent, the southern African country's statistical agency said Wednesday, piling pressure on President Mokgweetsi Masisi's administration...
Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

Namibian minister says Southern African Customs Union member economies remain subdued

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The economic performance of Southern African Customs Union (SACU) member countries has been very subdued and prospects of improvements are doubtful, Namibian Minister of...
banks

Indian bank pulls out of Botswana

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The Bank of India's Botswana branch has closed shop and surrendered license to the central bank. Seamogano Mosanako, Head of Communications and...
inflation

Inflation down in Botswana

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Botswana data authority on Friday reported a drop in the country's inflation for October. Statistician General Burton Mguni said the annual inflation...
data visualization

Companies in Botswana urged to embrace data visualization

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A leading academia of Botswana on Thursday urged the country's companies to embrace data visualization. Audrey Masizani, of the University of Botswana,...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian leader commends Botswana peaceful polls

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday commended neighboring Botswana for holding peaceful and democratic elections. Last week, Botswana held elections which saw...
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Heat wave to hit Botswana over coming week

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Weather experts in Botswana predicted that temperatures could rise to as high as 40 degrees Celsius, as of Oct. 20 going forward into the...

Botswana to explore world through Expo 2020 Dubai

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Botswana on Monday announced plans to participate in the forthcoming Expo 2020 Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The country's investment promotion...
anti-retroviral drugs

Botswana gives anti-retroviral tablets to foreigners

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The Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has applauded Botswana for take on a decision to give anti-retroviral tablets to foreign...
Infrastructure

Botswana invites investment of international construction equipment companies

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Botswana has implored international construction equipment manufacturing companies to use Botswana as a launching pad into the rest of Africa. "Those of...
stock market

Farm lobby urges establishment of agricultural commodities bourse in Botswana

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Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board (BAMB) on Thursday recommended that the country establish an agricultural commodities bourse to help grow the local farming industry. ...
Undp

UNDP installs 33 used oil receptacle tanks across Botswana

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has managed to install about 33 used oil receptacle tanks countrywide in order to curb the indiscriminate disposal of...
digital skills

Botswana launches training program for youth to acquire digital skills

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Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi has launched the first digital skills training program targeting to align the country's youth to the 4th industrial revolution wave. ...

Ghanzi Show: Paratus showcases its Satellite offering

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The highly popular Satellite service from Paratus Botswana was a huge attraction at the 45th Ghanzi Show. This annual event has about 300 exhibitors...
deforestation-

Desertification worries authorities in Botswana

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Authorities in Botswana on Monday bemoaned that desertification is affecting the country's rural populations' livelihood. The impact on grazing lands and forest...
gayism

Botswana’s high court decriminalize Same-Sex Relations

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Botswana's high court has thrown out a colonial-era law that criminalized same-sex relations in a landmark ruling lauded by activists. People who broke the...
Electricity

Mozambique exports electricity to Botswana

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The national electricity company of Mozambique EDM announced on Wednesday that it is selling 70 megawatts of power to Botswana under a five-month contract,...
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Botswana to attend Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction conference

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Machana Shamukuni, assistant minister for Botswana's presidential affairs, governance and public administration, will attend the sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk...
Fire

Australia and Botswana continue cooperation on fire management

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The 7th National Fire Management Conference scheduled for May 14 to 16 in Maun, North West District of Botswana is expected to attract international...
Namibian President Hage Geingob addresses at the inauguration ceremony of the Walvis Bay International Airport new Terminal Building at Walvis Bay, Namibia, on July 22, 2016. The airport's new building was built by Chinese construction company, New Era Investments at a cost of about 900 million Namibian dollars (62 million U.S. dollars) and now is able to handle a sustained passenger flow of 200 passengers per hour catering for one-million passengers per annum. Walvis Bay International Airport is the busiest airport at Namibia's coastline. (Xinhua/Wu Changwei)

Namibian president to attend conservation summit in Botswana

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Namibian President Hage Geingob, who is also Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), will attend an elephant conservation summit during a one-day...
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USAID,SADC partner to address water challenges in southern Africa

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with Southern African Development Community (SADC) on a five-year project to address severe water...
elephant

Zambian leader to attend summit on elephants in Botswana

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu will attend a summit on elephants next week in Botswana, a Zambian diplomat said on Thursday. The Zambian...
football

Botswana is determined to finish AFCON Qualifiers on a Good Note

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Botswana national soccer team the Zebras are looking to end their qualifications for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on a high by...
pilot

Botswana pilot dies after his aircraft crashes

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A pilot allegedly killed himself in a aircraft crash early Saturday night at Matsieng Aerodrome, some 30km north of Gaborone, the capital city of...
football

AFCON Qualifiers: Botswana Plans on Finishing Well

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Botswana national soccer team the Zebras are looking to end their qualifications for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on a high by...
procurement

PPADB bemoans challenges facing Botswana procurement system

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Botswana's Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) has bemoaned the low level of adherence to procurement plans by procuring entities, resulting in project...
elephants

Botswana farmers complain of elephant destruction to farms

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The planting season is a nightmare for most farmers in the North West District of Botswana due to elephants' invasion. Kungo Difongo, who is an...