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COVID 19 vaccine

Botswana prioritizes the elderly above 75 for vaccination

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Botswana has adjusted its COVID-19 vaccination rollout by giving priority to the elderly above the age of 75, a health official said on Wednesday. Due...
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African leaders to attend former Tanzanian President Magufuli’s state funeral

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At least 10 African leaders have confirmed attendance to the state funeral of former Tanzanian President John Magufuli, chief government spokesman Hassan Abbasi said...
Boxing

Botswana boxer Mahommed gets Tokyo Olympic berth

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Botswana's flyweight boxer Rajab Mahommed on Friday became the country's second boxer to notch qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Mahommed's...
Covid Vaccine

Botswana receives first batch of vaccines

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Botswana received the first batch of 30,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated by India on Tuesday. An Ethiopian aircraft carrying the first...
education

Education remains priority in Botswana despite COVID-19

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Botswana has committed to ensure academic learning continues across the country despite the COVID-19 pandemic. "Learning should continue despite risks posed by...
COVID-19

11 African countries report of 501Y.V2 variant – Africa CDC

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday disclosed that some 11 African countries have so far reported the presence...
COVID-19

Coronavirus variant detected in South Africa dominant in Botswana

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Botswanan President Mokgweetsi Masisi said Friday that the COVID-19 variant first detected in South Africa has been found to be the most dominant in...
Botswana Innovation Hub

Botswana launches new fund to support innovators

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Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has launched a new funding program dubbed Grand Challenges Botswana, to support innovations that can accelerate progress towards achieving national...
Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana and Namibia explore partnership on water project

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Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi met with his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob in Windhoek on Thursday to explore the possibility of collaborating on a water...
Diamonds

Miner optimistic of diamond industry performance in Botswana in 2021

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Canadian miner Lucara Diamonds is optimistic about the diamond industry's performance this year, as the company plans to expand its Karowe Mine in Botswana. ...
Employees of Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) process meat at the Francistown abattoir (slaughterhouse), about 430 kilometers northeast of Gaborone, capital of Botswana,March 10, 2015. Ghana's President John Dramani who is in Botswana for a three-day official visit toured the slaughterhouse on Tuesday, and promised to persuade the West African nations to import beef from Botswana. (Xinhua/Shingirai Madondo)

Botswana to get preferential market access of small stock meat to Saudi Arabia

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Terms of the yet to be signed agreement between Botswana and Saudi Arabia with regards to export of small stock meat and its byproducts...
COVID-19

Internet-based research advised in Botswana amid COVID-19

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Health authorities in Botswana on Wednesday have suspended research permits for studies conducted by physical interactions due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. ...
GABORONE, March 13, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Myra Sekgororwane (L), Chief Executive Officer Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) talks during a media briefing on the impact of COVID-19 in Botswana's tourism sector in Gaborone, Botswana, March 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Tshekiso Tebalo)

Botswana makes progress in women’s participation in governance

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Botswana has made commendable progress in women's participation in governance in its public service, parastatal organizations and private sector, an official said Wednesday. ...
Planting trees

Botswana extends planting season due to persistent rainfalls

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Botswana has implored farmers in the northern part of the country to extend their planting season due to continuous rains the country is experiencing. ...
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Coronavirus continues to disturb CPI collection in Botswana

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COVID-19 pandemic has continued to disturb consumer price index (CPI) compilation and collection in Botswana, an official said on Tuesday. "Due to...
Namibia Botswana

Namibia and Botswana set to ink four bilateral agreements

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Four bilateral agreements in the areas of diplomatic matters, trade and investment, legal matters and energy resources, are expected to be signed, when Namibia...
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More mergers pass Botswana’s competition laws

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More than 50 mergers and acquisitions were concluded in Botswana last year, authorities at the Competition and Consumer Authority (CCA) have revealed. ...
Restaurant

Chinese restaurant owner in Botswana says COVID-19 depresses business

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The past 12 months have seen a popular Chinese restaurant located in the Gaborone CBD in Botswana lose an estimated one million pula (about...
African Court Judges at the Third Judicial Dialogue at Arusha, Tanzania

Botswana to migrate delivery of justice to virtual platforms due to COVID-19

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Botswana intends to leverage technology to enable its judicial system to dispense justice in a way that does not endanger the health of their...
budget

COVID-19 brings once-in-a-century shock to Botswana

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Botswana's Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Thapelo Matsheka has presented the southern African country's 2021-2022 financial budget amounting to 70.61 billion pula...
COVID-19

Namibia and Botswana vow to jointly fight COVID-19

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Namibia and Botswana on Friday agreed to work closely in the procurement and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines as well as cross-border trade. The pact was...
measles vaccine

Botswana to vaccinate children against measles nationwide

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Botswana is planning to carry out nationwide measles immunization campaign from Feb. 1-12. Goitsenna Makhaza, a state registered nurse based at Otse...
Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana to vaccinate all citizens against COVID-19 – Mokgweetsi Masisi

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Botswana plans to vaccinate every citizen in the nation against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic once available, President Mokgweetsi Masisi has said. "The country's real and...
mobile phone

Mobile phone users continue to boom in Botswana

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Botswana's mobile telephone users keep soaring, according to the latest figures from the country's data authority. Statistics Botswana's latest Information and Communications...
Cyclone Eloise

Tropical cyclone to bring heavy rains in Botswana

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Tropical Cyclone Eloise is expected to hit Botswana and bring heavy rains next week, warned Botswana Meteorological Services on Friday. According to...
Coal

Coal startup to raise production in Botswana

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Botswana's coal startup business Masama Coal Mine has announced intentions to ramp up its production. Minergy, the operator of Masama Coal Mine...
unemployment

Botswana’s private sector urged to boost employment

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Botswana's private sector has been challenged to assist the government to build a sustainable entrepreneurship eco-system, to create employment. Larona Mokgoeng, Stanbic...
Fuel

Botswana fuel imports from South Africa decrease

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Botswana's fuel imports from South Africa have lessened as a result of the closure of three refineries in the neighboring country, media reports said...
Covid

Botswana records spike of COVID-19 related deaths

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Botswana health authorities announced a spike in deaths caused by COVID-19 related illnesses. Giving a weekly update on the state of the...
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Botswana to use new application to improve public services

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Botswana has announced a mobile Gov App Hackathon Challenge expected to assist the country in the development of digital services for the public sector. ...