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Hot air ballooning season begins in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

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With tourism on its lows in Botswana, Okavango Delta has opened the ballooning season. A balloon ride offering bird's-eye view on Okavango...
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COVID-19 lingering effects pose challenges for Botswana’s economic rebound

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The lingering adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic containment measures pose uncertainty and challenges given Botswana's high vulnerability to external shocks, said the country's...
People queue outside a supermarket in Gaborone, capital of Botswana, April 2, 2020. Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi has declared a state of emergency following confirmation of three coronavirus cases in that country. He has also announced a lockdown beginning on April 2 for 28 days. (Xinhua/Tshekiso Tebalo)

Botswana to develop occupational health and safety policy

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As the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines has renewed hope for economic recovery, there is a need to invest in social protection systems in...
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Botswana in talks with World Bank, AfDB for possible funding

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Botswana is in talks with the World Bank and the African Development Bank (AfDB) for possible funding of its economic recovery strategy. Wilfred Madlebe, the...
Film

Botswana women make waves in male-dominated film and TV industry

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Watching television is a good way to spend time, especially for African parents who dream of their children becoming doctors, lawyers, accountants and engineers,...
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...
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Botswana SMMEs to participate in virtual ITB Berlin

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Ten Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) from Botswana will participate in the ITB Berlin, the world's leading annual travel trade show that takes...
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...
University Of Botswana

UB Foundation and Motor Centre donate to students with disabilities

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The University of Botswana (UB) received a donation of 467 electronic mobile devices for students with disabilities from UB Foundation and Motor Centre Botswana...
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...
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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...
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SADC condemns killing of Italian ambassador in DRC

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Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, in his capacity as chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, on...
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Bank Of Botswana to maintain stable policy despite COVID-19

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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...
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. ...
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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...
mining

Botswana dismisses reports on mining activities in Okavango Delta

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Botswana has dismissed reports of mining activities in Okavango Delta, one of the country's prime tourism destinations. "Botswana government treasures and values...
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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. ...
earth tremor

Magnitude 3.7 earthquake rattles northwestern Botswana

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A magnitude 3.7 earthquake rattled Botswana's resort township of Maun situated some 1,300 km northwest of Botswana's capital city, Gaborone early Saturday morning. ...
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...
vaccine

Botswana embarks on initiative for COVID-19 vaccines

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Botswana's Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Edwin Dikoloti on Thursday night shared an overview of the southern African country's COVID-19 National Deployment and...
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...
Southern African Development Community (SADC)

SADC implores intensifying cooperation against second wave of COVID-19

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Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chairperson Filipe Nyusi has implored the bloc to intensify cooperation and collaboration in the fight against the second wave...
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...