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SADC condemns killing of Italian ambassador in DRC

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, in his capacity as chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, on...

Somalia and AMISOM release rules to guide recovered weapons

Somalia and the African Union Mission (AMISOM) said Tuesday they have released detailed guidelines and procedures for the management of stockpiles of seized weapons. ...
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Bank Of Botswana to maintain stable policy despite COVID-19

The Bank of Botswana (BoB), the country's central bank, has committed to maintain sound policy despite the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic threatening the country's economic...

Miner optimistic of diamond industry performance in Botswana in 2021

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. ...

Zambian official hails Chinese mining company for increased production

A Zambian government official on Tuesday commended a Chinese mining company for the increased production of manganese at its processing plant in Serenje, a...
Moussa Faki Mahamat

AU chairperson urges Africa to explore own potential to withstand COVID-19 pandemic

Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat said that Africa should explore its own potential offered by intra-African trade to withstand...

South African matric pass rate drops

South Africa achieved a 76.2 percent pass rate in the 2020 matric results, down 5.1 percent in comparison to the 2019 results, said the...

Ugandan presidential candidate Kyagulanyi withdraws petition challenging poll results

Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi on Monday instructed his lawyers to withdraw a petition with the Supreme Court in which he sought to challenge...
Kenya Wildlife Service

Alarm as two giraffes electrocuted in Kenya’s conservancy

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said it has confirmed two giant giraffes were electrocuted in an incident in Soysambu Conservancy, in the country's northwest Nakuru...
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Africa urged to foster cooperation in weather and climate services

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Friday urged African countries to foster cooperation in weather and climate services by ratifying the proposed continental...
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

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

UN representative applauds Zambia efforts in fighting COVID-19

A United Nations (UN) representative in Zambia has applauded the country's efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. It was commendable that the...
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Namibia reports 8,045 Hepatitis E cases since outbreak in 2017

Namibia has recorded 8,045 Hepatitis E (HEV) cases since the outbreak began in December 2017, a health ministry situation report has said. ...

Four children killed by lightning strike in southern Tanzania

At least four children, three of whom were from the same family, have been killed after they were hit by lightning in Tanzania's southern...

Zambia should emulate China to accelerate industrialization

Zambia has not fully exploited the potential of economic zones like China has done to accelerate industrialization in order to enhance economic growth, a...
digital economy

Kenya calls on Africa to adopt digital finance to boost economic growth

Kenya on Thursday urged African nations to adopt digital finance in order to boost their economic growth. Maureen Mbaka, chief administrative secretary,...
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo speaks after winning the vote in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 8, 2017. Former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected new president of Somalia in a tightly contested polls held in Mogadishu on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Somali leader convenes consultative talks to unlock poll impasse

Somali President Mohamed Farmajo has called for a new round of consultative talks on Thursday between his government and leaders of the federal member...

Internet-based research advised in Botswana amid COVID-19

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

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

Zambia secures 2 million oral cholera vaccine doses

Zambia has secured two million oral cholera vaccine doses as part of efforts to eliminate the water-borne disease, a government official said on Tuesday. ...

Nigeria’s economic hub unveils 10-year infrastructure plan

Authorities in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, has outlined key infrastructural plans for its development over the next decade. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, state governor...
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Zimbabwe confirms coronavirus variant circulating in country

The Zimbabwean government said Tuesday that a more contagious strain of the coronavirus is circulating in Zimbabwe. Addressing a post-cabinet media briefing,...
South Sudan

Shandong Hi-Speed Group redesigns major road in South Sudan

Chinese construction firm Shandong Hi-Speed Group Company Ltd (SDHS), has redesigned the 392 km Juba-Terekeka-Yirol-Rumbek road. Simon Mijok Mijak, minister of roads...
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AU and UN urge Somali leaders to resume talks on poll impasse

The United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) on Tuesday called on Somali leaders to resume dialogue and agree on arrangements to hold...
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Educationist lobbies for introduction of Kung fu in Zambian schools

Chinese kung fu should be included in Zambian school curriculum as a sport, a Zambian educationist has said. Morgan Bwalya said Kung...
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Botswana extends planting season due to persistent rainfalls

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

Coronavirus continues to disturb CPI collection in Botswana

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

Four bilateral agreements in the areas of diplomatic matters, trade and investment, legal matters and energy resources, are expected to be signed, when Namibia...

Malawians move online commemorating Valentine’s Day amid COVID-19

For Charles Mhula, a vendor in the city of Blantyre, Valentine's Day should be a date he expected the most to make a lot...
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana: finance minister-designate in US for treatment of post-COVID-19 complications

Ghana's finance minister-designate Ken Ofori-Atta is in the United States for treatment of post-COVID-19 complications, the Finance Ministry said late Sunday. "After...