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Desertification worries authorities in Botswana

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

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...
Southern African Development Community (SADC)

SADC to address barriers to bloc’s economic capabilities

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has applauded the bloc's Free Trade Area (FTA) initiative launched in August 2008. Calicious Tutalife, the...
Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana’s president meets Sinosure chairman

Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi met with a delegation from China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation, a state owned company that trades under the name...
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Botswana to attend Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction conference

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...
football

Botswana is determined to finish AFCON Qualifiers on a Good Note

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

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

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

Botswana local authority launches plan to enhance SMEs

The Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) in Botswana has formulated a five-year strategic plan that it hopes would enhance the performance of small, medium- and...
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Italy-Botswana trade remains low

Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) has implored a trade delegation from Italy to the country to consider increasing its trade with Botswana. The government's...
African Union Agenda

African countries urged to commit towards addressing AU Agenda 2063 implementation challenges

Botswana's International Affairs and Cooperation Minister Unity Dow on Wednesday urged African countries to commit towards addressing African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 implementation challenges....
IMF

IMF encourages Botswana to involve private sector

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday advised Botswana to hand over the reins of growth to the private sector in the interest of...
procurement

PPADB bemoans challenges facing Botswana procurement system

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...
African Young Achievers

Young African entrepreneurs urged to develop innovative solutions to challenges

Young African entrepreneurs have been urged to develop innovative solutions to help deal with social, environmental and economic challenges that the United Nations Sustainable...
Air Botswana

Air Botswana reduces fares to promote local tourism

Botswana's national airliner has reduced domestic flight fares by 25 percent, as part of the efforts to boost local tourism. "The...
arrested

Zimbabwean arrested in Botswana for possession of ivory

A 36-year-old Zimbabwean national was arrested in Botswana for possession of two elephant tusks, police told Xinhua on Sunday. In an interview with Xinhua on...
World Hindi Day

World Hindi Day celebrated in Botswana

Multitudes of Hindi speaking people residing in Botswana on Saturday gathered in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana to celebrate World Hindi Day. Hindi language is...
cattle

Botswana loses 300,000 cattle to straying, theft between 2015 and 2017

Escalating incidents of straying and subsequent theft have reduced the cattle population by at least 300,000 in Botswana, the southern African country's statistical agency...
Mining

South Africa’s new mining policy to unlock Botswana’s potential

Botswana's mining industry is set to benefit from the continuing uncertainty around the Mining Charter in South Africa, Botswana local asset management firm Kgori...
African Union Disability Architecture

Botswana Mentioned Among AU Disability Architecture Inventors

Botswana, Namibia, Guinea Conakry and Senegal are spearheading the African Union Disability Architecture, said a Botswana government official on Wednesday. Boikhutso Botlhole, acting permanent secretary...
tourism

Botswana’s new tourism policy aims at creating famous wilderness by 2036

Botswana aims to have the most authentic and exciting wilderness in the world by 2036, offering unparalleled nature, heritage and local lifestyle experiences. This aspiration...
musical instruments

Chinese musical instruments to help nurture musicians in Botswana

A musical instruments exhibition of Chinese brands held in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, attracted about 1,000 people, who expressed interest to the instruments...
stock market

Botswana companies’ integrated reporting goes notch higher

Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) published its environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting guidelines ahead of many of its peers in the region. ...

Letshego helps Botswana fight non-communicable diseases

Pan African financial service provider Letshego listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange has partnered with Primary Care International and government to improve the delivery...
Bank

Botswana maintains central bank rate

Botswana's central bank has maintained the country's bank rate at 5 percent. Addressing media on Tuesday, the Bank of Botswana governor...
railway

Botswana Railways signs MoU with TransNamib

Botswana Railways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TransNamib, a Namibian state-owned railway enterprise. The MoU will establish a working relationship between the...
video

Botswana and Germany launch partnership in Hydraulics and PLC training

The President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier along with Tshenolo Mabeo, Botswana's Minister of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development, launched a partnership that paved...

South African aircraft crash lands in Botswana

A South African registered aircraft crash landed on Sunday near Jwaneng Airport, some 166 km southwest of Botswana's capital Gaborone, the country's transport ministry...
inflation

Botswana’s inflation slows to 3.3 percent in May

Botswana's inflation rate has recorded a drop, the country's data authority, Statistics Botswana said on Friday. The authority said the annual inflation rate in May...
Packaging & Specialty Plastics

Botswana commits to finding alternatives for plastic bags

Botswana on Wednesday marked a belated World Environment Day with a commitment to exploring sustainable alternatives for plastic bags in the Southern African country. During...