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Gaborone - The World Bank has called on Botswana to make details of its large mining contracts with mining companies public to improve transparency saying failure to do so blights the country's achievements in managing mineral resources.
Botswana's potential for CBM production may help it overcome challenges in its power sector, which is being hampered by heavy reliance on imports.
Gaborone - A lawmaker from the governing Botswana Democratic party, Samson Guma-Moyo, has called for the erection of an electric fence along the country's border with Zimbabwe, as a way of curbing the spread of the foot and mouth disease.
"It is indeed humbling and a great feat to see the air chiefs from the various corners of the African continent gathered here for this forum in Botswana for a common cause," said Morake, who opened the symposium. "I believe I speak for all of you when ...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) sees the Botswana economy growing by higher rates in the next two years due to brighter prospects in the diamond sector.
When she is not advocating for gender equality issues, Kenosi, who began her Miss Botswana road under heavy scrutiny after allegations of 'favouritism' at the camps and her 'illegal' body art, says she has been busy with her duties as Miss Botswana, ...
The downgrading of South Africa's (SA)credit ratings to junk status is seen having spillover effects on Botswana, as the country is heavily dependent on its neighbour for imports and Southern African Customs Union (SACU) revenues.
Botswana has given refugee status to thousands of refugees from countries such as Burundi, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Somalia and Eritrea.
Eddie Hall is set to take part in the World's Strongest Man contest over the next few days. The strongman, from Clayton, will be taking part in the 2017 edition of the competition in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana. The competition starts tomorrow ...
Collegium Educational Publishers are at it again with an inspirational book titled Moments of Independence. It was born through their 2007's Ditso Series,
Zebras' midfielder, Mogakolodi 'Tsotso' Ngele confirmed his status as the country's most decorated footballer when his side, BidVest Wits won South Africa's ABSA Premiership title on Wednesday.
GABORONE - Former African 400m champion, Isaac Makwala and Christine Botlogetswe became the latest Botswana Athletes to qualify for the London World Championships after the local nationals over the weekend.
SEACOM continues to extend the geographical reach of its network with the launch of new points of presence (PoPs) in Rwanda and Botswana through partnerships with strong local providers. As landlocked countries, Rwanda and Botswana have both ...
GABORONE, May 18 (Reuters) - The World Bank has given Botswana a $145.5 million loan to build water projects after it suffered a severe El Nino-induced drought in the past two years, finance Minister Kenneth Matambo said on Thursday.
Resources Norilsk Nickel will not back down on its demand that BCL Ltd, the Botswana government-owned nickel mining and smelting company in provisional liquidation, pay it $271m to honour a deal struck to buy Botswana and South African assets ...
SIX Namibian youngsters and their horses made Namibia proud, winning the team event in showjumping and coming a close second to Botswana in the dressage competition at the Group IX Inter Africa Cup which recently took place in the Botswana capital, ...
Botswana MP for Tati East, Samson Moyo Guma, has called for the construction of a fence along the Zimbabwe border. He has also declared his liking for US President Donald Trump's controversial policy to build a wall along the US-Mexico border to ...
The company said on Thursday its first Botswana outlet would open in the Mowana Park Shopping Centre in the "upmarket" Gaborone suburb of Phakalane.
In 2015, The Botswana Gazette wrote that Kast had been inspired by Nyovest's success and wanted to replicate the tour de force in his own country.
Harare - police in Botswana have killed at least 68 cattle valued at $35 000 that were stolen from Zimbabwe's Bulilima district between January - April this year, a report says.
Air chiefs attending the 2017 African Air Chiefs Symposium pose for a group photo in Kasane, Botswana, May 16, 2017. The nations in attendance are Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkino Faso, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, ...
As Botswana persists on the repatriation of Namibian refugees - currently housed at the Dukwi refugee camp, some 100km northwest of Francistown - back to their native country, anger and fury amongst the refugees is growing.
In May, Botswana Oil (BOL), a petroleum company headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana, was named the Bronze Winner in the Fast Delivery Category at the prestigious SAP Quality Awards for 2016.
Botswana's minerals and Water Affairs Minister Sadique Kebonang on Tuesday insisted on maintaining the secrecy around mega government mining contracts, ...
Botswana police have killed 68 head of cattle worth about $35 000 through its shoot-to-kill policy. Villagers from Bulilima and Mangwe Districts have appealed to government to re-engage Botswana authorities to ensure the policy is reversed. police ...
Jarman, who successfully defended his title against South Africa's George Mdluli at the Windhoek Country Club in March, will face the lanky Tanzanian either in Botswana or in South Africa - depending on the logistics and the magnitude of the card that ... can confirm that Ajax Cape Town has decided against signing Botswana national team defender Simisani Mathumo. The Zebras defender was in South Africa recently for a trial with the Urban Warriors, hoping to impress coach Stanley Menzo.
Luxury jeweller Graff Diamonds has announced the acquisition of an exceptional rough stone from the Karowe mine in Botswana. Measuring 48mm x 41mm x 22mm, the rough diamond weighs 373.72 carats, is classified as a D colour Type IIa and has the ...
Gaborone-A computer virus by the name WannaCry that has hit over 150 countries since last Friday has invaded Botswana, leading to a shutdown of ...
The fascinating video has over 42,000 views with people gasping while hoping that the lion is safe and has crossed without getting hurt too much.
It denied reports that its EVMs would figure in a hackathon organised on Friday by the Independent election Commission of Botswana, a government body. The portals reported that BEL had been invited to the hackathon to demonstrate how the EVMs worked.
Botswana Member of Parliament for Tati East, an area close to the Zimbabwe border, says his government should erect an electric fence along the two countries' borders.
Lusaka - Zambia: Zambia will face Botswana in the 2017 Cosafa Cup quarterfinals. The two sides last eight fate was decided at draws made in Johannesburg on ...
A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Enrique Gelbard visited Gaborone from May 1-16 for discussions on the 2017 Article IV Consultation with Botswana. The discussions covered recent developments and prospects and focused on ...
SEACOM continues to extend the geographical reach of its network with the launch of new points of presence (PoPs) in Rwanda and Botswana through ...
Botswana police have killed 68 head of cattle worth about $35 000 through its shoot-to-kill policy. Villagers from Bulilima and Mangwe Districts have appealed to government to re-engage Botswana authorities to ensure the policy is reversed.
"The Botswana election Commission has invited a team of BEL to show only the functionality of EVMs and VVPATS designed to meet the specific requirements of the Botswana government. These EVMs and VVPATS are different from the ones which are used ...
A computer virus by the name WannaCry that has hit over 150 countries since Friday has invaded Botswana leading to a shut down of government services ...
The success of the Botswana government to attract the international Diamond Trading Company to Gaborone, is now paying dividends on a wider scale.
As at 9.15am this morning, the UDC candidate, Mr Masego Segokgo had received over 4000 votes against 1907 of Botswana Democratic party (BDP)'s Mr Elijah Katse and 48 of independent candidate Ms Shirley Segokgo.
Morpho South Africa, a subsidiary of Safran Identity & Security, has signed a contract with Botswana police Service (BPS) for an upgrade and rationalisation of an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) into a single, multi-biometric and ...
Botswana is a case in example - its strategic location, skilled workforce and a politically stable environment have attracted the attention of international investors, leading to a significant influx of FDI.
bitcoin gains traction in Botswana Bitcoin, which is described as a cryptocurrency and a digital payment system, is gradually gaining traction in Botswana.
Speaking at the unveiling of the new products, Botswana Life Chief Executive Officer Bilkiss Moorad revealed that the company realises the need for Shariah compliant investments.
In a report focusing on Botswana released recently, the World Bank said it forecast Botswana to reduce poverty levels by 0.5 percentage point annually to 11% by 2019.
The Botswana Athletes Commission has launched the "Support Amantle Montsho Campaign" in a bid to help the former 400 metres world champion prepare for.
AAP legislator Saurabh Bharadwaj had on Tuesday "hacked" a gadget "similar to an EVM" in the Delhi Assembly to make the point that Voting Machines can be ...
An area 12-year-old is working hard to help kids with disabilities on the other side of the world.






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