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GABORONE, April 22 (Xinhua) -- The central and southern parts of Botswana have been hit by a malaria outbreak, a senior health official said on Sunday. At least 35 malaria cases have been clinically confirmed since last week, Chief Health Official in the Ministry of Health and Wellness ...
Mpho Tebele. Gaborone - As part of its effort to improve the ease of doing business in the country, Botswana is working on introducing online registration for companies and businesses. mpanies and businesses. This follows a memorandum of understanding that was signed by the governments ...

Tlou Energy Ltd (LON:TLOU) updated investors on its activities in the three months ended March 31, in which the company focussed on the Lesedi and Mamba coal bed methane (CBM) projects in Botswana. At Mamba, the company successfully drilled its first core-hole, and it purchased a drilling rig ...
Masuzyo Mhango has always been curious about how things like electricity work and how buildings are built. That curiosity led him to study Civil Engineering at Middlesex Community College. "I chose Engineering, even though it seemed like a lot of work," he said. "But I knew it would be worthwhile in ...
President Mokgweetsi Masisi's inaugural working visit to Zambia demonstrated the significance Botswana attached to consolidating bilateral relations between the two countries. During his visit to Zambia last week, President Edgar Lungu requested Masisi to officiate at the 92nd Zambia Agricultural ...
Namibia were reduced to 10 men in the 37th minute when Johannes Hollombach was tackled by Kitso Mangolo of Botswana, but the Namibian player retaliated, ... In the second half, Botswana came out like a house on fire and found the back of the net after a brilliant sprint and individual play by ...

Gaborone, Botswana - 20 April 2018: The WCO Botswana team has today completed a 5-days long intense training exercise using "Theory of Change (ToC)" planning methodology of reflection to explore opportunities for achievement of programme priorities. The exercise involved reflective exploration ...
DAKAR - Botswana's new leader has urged President Joseph Kabila not to stand for re-election in Congo's long-delayed presidential poll, saying he had already been in power longer than expected. Botswana, one of Africa's most stable democracies, is so far the only country in Africa to have ...
Botswana's new leader has urged President Joseph Kabila not to stand for re-election in Congo's long delayed presidential poll, saying he had already been in power longer than ... Botswana, one of Africa's most stable democracies, is so far the only country in Africa to have directly criticised Kabila.
JOHANNESBURG - The Botswana Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs has warned citizens that all entry and exit points into Mahikeng are closed from Thursday 19 April 2018 until further notice. The ministry released the statement in light of protests around the Mahikeng ...
LUSAKA, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi arrived in Zambia on Thursday for one day state visit. The Botswana leader told reporters upon arrival that he was in Zambia to strengthen and broaden the existing bilateral relations between the two countries. He further expressed ...
GABORONE, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Botswana's Ministry of Transport and Communications will host the Regional Information Society Technologies in Africa conference (IST-Africa 2018) from May 9 to 11 in Gaborone, capital of Botswana, said a press released by the Ministry. IST-Africa 2018 is the 13th in a ...
“Letsema le tsweletse”. Freely paraphrased, this means, let the good times roll. This phrase is often used as election slogan or battle cry of the Botswana Democratic Party. Mokgweetsi Masisi was sworn in as new president of the Republic of Botswana. He comes after Ian Khama who succeeded Festus ...
Botswana reserves and wildlife are stars of Living Desert Zoo's safari ... Get a close-up view of elephants on a game drive in Chobe National Park, Botswana. ... Experience three safari lodges in Botswana on a seven-night excursion offered by the Palm Desert-based Living Desert Zoo & Gardens. President ...
The presidents of Zimbabwe and Botswana - two leaders who recently took power in contrasting fashions - met in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare on Monday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa took over from long serving former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe following a military intervention in ...
Masisi, 55, is a close ally of Khama and a veteran of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). He is a US-educated former teacher, UNICEF employee and education minister, whose father was also a cabinet minister. Khama earned a record for straight talking, often criticising leaders including US ...
Botswana has inaugurated Mokgweetsi Masisi as its fifth president, in a ceremony designed to highlight a smooth transition of power in one of Africa's strongest democracies. The ex-vice president took over on Sunday from Ian Khama, who stepped down after his term limit – 10 years – was reached.

GABORONE - Botswana's new president, sworn in on Sunday as the landlocked country's fifth post-colonial leader, said he would give priority to tackling youth unemployment and diversifying its economy. Retired teacher Mokgweetsi Masisi, who takes over from former army general Ian Khama, inherits a ...
Gaborone: He is the English-born son of a king, a fighter pilot, a teetotaling bachelor - and all that made him an unorthodox African president. But Ian Khama stands out most for his final act as president of Botswana: stepping down. At his home village of Serowe last week, residents begged him to stay on ...
Masisi takes office more than a year before the election under Botswana's constitution that restricts the president to serving two five-year terms. Khama, son the son of Botswana's first president, Seretse, also took over from Festus Mogae a year before the 2009 election. One of the world's poorest countries ...
President Ian Khama of Botswana this week wrapped up a national "farewell tour" before he stands down on Saturday in a power transfer designed to stress his statesmanship and the country's stability. Khama has visited all of Botswana's 57 constituencies since December, bidding a long goodbye to a ...
President of Botswana, Ian Khama, this week wrapped up a national “farewell tour” before he stands down on Saturday in a power transfer designed to stress his statesmanship and the country's stability. Khama has visited all of Botswana's 57 constituencies since December, bidding a long goodbye to a ...
Botswana Football Association (BFA) chief executive officer, Mfolo Mfolo said they will bid for the junior tournament, which dovetails with the association's ambitions. Since he took office in 2016, BFA president, Maclean Letshwiti has focused on youth development, arguing it is key to turning around the ...
The Kazungula Bridge project is set to open up the transport corridor between Zambia and Botswana, a move which will see Zimbabwe lose out on transit revenue. The project is being carried out with partial financial assistance from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The primary objective of the project ...
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds has started drilling at the Ontevreden kimberlite pipe, which is part of the company's Vutomi Joint Venture in South Africa and which contains significant quantities of G10 and G9 garnets. “We are pleased to announce the ...
Yanga squad will travel tonight heading to Botswana for their CAF Champions League second leg clash with Township Rollers on Saturday. Speaking ahead of the long trip, Yanga's Media Communication Officer, Dismas Teni said that the squad will contain 20 players and 11 officials and they will pass ...
Serowe — Botswana Oil Limited (BOL), a company wholly owned by government, will introduce rural area energy centres (RAECs) to mitigate the challenge of access to fuel in remote areas that are not serviced by the market. Briefing the Central District Council about BOL, the general manager of ...
The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has disputed reports that it is exporting diamonds to Botswana, but says it is drawing lessons from a neighbouring country's mining and processing of the gems. ZCDC CEO, Morris Mpofu, said the government had facilitated engagement with entities ...
He indicated that the ministry would undertake a combined HIV/AIDS (BAIS V) and TB survey during 2017/18, which would be co-funded by the Government of Botswana and Global Fund. Although the survey did not take off as planned owing to a number of constraints, Makgalemele reported that ...
THE Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has disputed reports that it is exporting diamonds to Botswana, but says it is drawing lessons from the neighbouring country's mining and processing of the gems. ZCDC CEO Morris Mpofu said the government had facilitated engagement with ...
These also include any other products manufactured or packaged for other retailers by Enterprise and Rainbow. The government also embarked on a massive recall of these products as fear for listeriosis continues to hit Botswana. This decision is commendable. However, the government must ensure that ...
PRESIDENT Mnangagwa and his Botswana counterpart Seretse Khama Ian Khama are keen to have work on the construction of a railway line linking the two countries to Mozambique starting soon. The coming into office of President Mnangagwa in November last year has seen relations between the two ...
At the end of April, Leapfrog Communications and Advertising Agency will bring South African gospel star, Dr Tumi, of 'Nothing Without You' fame, to Botswana. Dr Tumi, one of the biggest gospel artists in South Africa, will headline the Stanbic Piazza show together with Vusi, Tshepo Lesole, We Must ...
Local businessman, Mooketsi Tekere of Ngwana Enterprises operating in Francistown in collaboration with other entrepreneurs and the World Bank, intends to form the first ever 'Angel' Investment bank in Botswana. Speaking to Voice Money last week, Tekere, who is passionate about creating an ...
President Mnangagwa travels to Botswana today where together with that country's President Seretse Ian Khama and Zambian leader Edgar Lungu they will assess progress made on the construction of ... The bridge links Botswana and Zambia across the Zambezi River at the confluence with Chobe River.
There's been a run-in with a baboon in Botswana and a sailing epiphany with superyacht Ngoni's owner. There's never a dull moment if you're Eddie Jordan... Put the Okavango Delta on your bucket list immediately. It's a massive delta in Botswana that doesn't really flow anywhere. It's very strange, but the ...
GABORONE – Botswana has paid Norilsk Nickel $45-million to settle a dispute after its State-run mining company pulled out of buying a stake in a South African mine from the Russian firm, the minerals minister said on Friday. Botswana's state-run BCL Mine pulled out of a 3-billion pula ($281-million) deal ...
A TOTAL of 949 Ovaherero living in Botswana have shown interest in being repatriated back home, Namibia's high commissioner to Botswana, Mbapeua Muvangua, says. In a recent interview, he told Nampa that discussions on the matter have been ongoing, and relevant information has already been ...
In its annual report card on African governments, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation regularly ranks Botswana near the top. At independence in 1966 it was one of the world's poorest places, with “only 7km of tarred road and a capital, Gaborone, that amounted to little more than a railway station,” wrote a historian.
Everyone associates Botswana with the Okavango Delta, an inland network of swamps that swells and evaporates depending on rainfall, providing a healthy playground for Africa's most iconic species. So it's hard to believe 70 per cent of the country is actually made up of semi-arid savannah and desert, ...
Mpathi summoned the editors of four major publications in Botswana in December last year after they had published articles on the report. The police have indicated that they may bring charges against INK, the Sunday Standard, Botswana Guardian, Business Weekly and Review and the Botswana Gazette ...
The recurrent and development budget proposals of 2018-2019 for the Ministry of Health and Wellness have shown that Botswana is faced with a problem of blindness. By, Tsaone Basimanebotlhe, Tue 06 Mar 2018, 14:55 pm (GMT +2). 0 Comments. Email. Share. : Dikgang Makgalemele. Mmegi Online :: Botswana faced ...
The Government of Botswana has published its fourth round of natural capital accounting in the area of water resources. The water accounts show that the mining and agriculture sectors are responsible for more than half of water abstractions from the environment and deserve greater policy attention.
“The withdrawal of products from the shelves of Botswana supermarkets began simultaneously as the South African supermarkets began removing the infected meat products from their shelves,” Abia Sebaka, Botswana's chief health officer for nutrition and food safety, told the African News Agency (ANA) ...
TRADE between Zimbabwe and Botswana has remained insignificant, as the former contributed only $21,5 million to the latter's $6,1 billion import bill in 2016, ... Trade Map revealed that Zimbabwe's main exports to Botswana comprised sugar, wood and timber products, animal feeds, cigarettes and steel ...
JOHANNESBURG - Botswana has become the third country to announce the recall of South African processed meat over the listeriosis outbreak. Earlier today, Mozambique and Zambia also confirmed they're pulling the products from their shelves. At least 180 people have died from listeriosis since the ...
Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Malawi and Botswana have all recalled South African processed meat products after a deadly listeria outbreak. The outbreak claimed 180 lives in South Africa. Tiger Brands issued a recall on their cold meats following listeria being found in their polony. Rainbow Chickens' ...
“What will President Ramaphosa find in Botswana? He will find a real good story, as opposed to the fallacy peddled by his party, of policy stability which leads to economic progress,” he said. Dikgetsi pointed out that the African Development Bank's Group Outlook 2018 for Botswana forecast real GDP ...
In another free housesit in Botswana, everything in the lodge is solar-powered, the water is purified, and there's eco-friendly waste management – everything an environmentally conscious person would ask for. The owners, Bas and Anita, grow their own vegetables, so guests can enjoy home-grown food ...
On a normal day, the settlement located a few hundered metres from the A3 Road to Maun and Kazungula occasionally roars to life courtesy of the Botswana Railways locomotive trains that ferry soda ash from the Botash Mine to its markets in South Africa and coal from Morupule in Palapye to fire the ...


 

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