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Postponed tourist bookings cushion COVID-19 impact on tourism in Botswana

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Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) listed tourism company Chobe Holdings has postponed tourist bookings to cushion the company from the COVID-19 pandemic impact. ...
Southern African Development Community (SADC)

SADC calls for enhanced cross-border trade

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has challenged member states to address challenges stalling cross-border movement of goods and services during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Jack Ma Foundation Delivers Second Consignment Of Donations To Botswana

Chinese businessman donates to Botswana to fight COVID-19

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A Chinese businessman based in Botswana'S capital Gaborone on Tuesday donated 1.6 million Pula (about 142,000 U.S. dollars) worth of testing kits to the...
forecast

Cold front from the Atlantic Ocean to hit southern Botswana

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Botswana's department of meteorological services has issued a public warning on a looming cold front from the Atlantic Ocean expected to pass over the...
Inflation

COVID-19 outbreak affects inflation data collection in Botswana

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The COVID-19 pandemic had disrupted Botswana data collection agency's operations. Statistics Botswana on Monday indicated that compilation of April inflation data was...
money laundering

Botswana committed to comply with anti-money laundering regulations

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The government of Botswana has announced its commitment to comply with anti-money laundering regulations after being included by the European Union (EU) in the...
SMEs lead job creation

Botswana crafting relief package for SMEs

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Botswana has embarked on a nationwide initiative to develop a centralized database for small, medium-sized as well as micro enterprises (SMMEs) countrywide, ahead of...
distance learning

Botswana to reopen institutions of learning after COVID-19 closures

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Botswana is set to reopen all institutions of learning in a not so distant future following the relaxation of confinement measures against the deadly...
Covid-19

Botswana eases COVID-19 restrictions

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Local economist Keith Jeffries highlighted that the cost of health related interventions needed to stem the impact of COVID-19 is relatively small and the...
internet

Botswana to introduce new online tax collection system

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As Botswana seeks measures to increase revenue collection without increasing tax rates, a new online collection system dubbed Lekgetho Live Tax Management System is...
Stanbic Bank

Program launched to ease Botswana-China trade

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Stanbic Bank Botswana on Wednesday launched its Africa Agent Proposition (ACAP) which aims to assist Botswana's importers source quality goods safely and efficiently from...
Covid-19

Botswana registers five recoveries from COVID-19

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Botswana Director of Health Services Malaki Tshipayagae on Wednesday announced that five COVID-19 patients have recovered and have since been discharged from the Sir...
novel coronavirus

Botswana gets latest donation of COVID-19 testing machine

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International diamonds mining group De Beers has donated a COVID-19 testing machine to Botswana on Tuesday. The machine will help speed up...
Lockdown

Botswana to extend national lockdown to contain COVID-19

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Botswanan President Mokgweetsi Masisi has announced that the current national lockdown will be extended for another week as the country continues its efforts to...
The report says elephants could face extinction if the current rate of poaching continues

Botswana anti-poaching remains unyielding over the lockdown

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Authorities in Botswana have announced intentions to continue immense anti-poaching measures during the COVID-19 lockdown. Oduetse Koboto, Acting Permanent Secretary on Monday...
Stanbic Bank

Stanbic Bank Botswana launches initiative to facilitate trade with China

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Stanbic Bank Botswana has put out an initiative to ease cash flow for importers by providing expert financial support. The scheme dubbed...
A researcher works on new medicine product at a bio-pharmaceutical enterprise based in Yantai, eastern China’s Shandong province on Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo by CFP)

Botswana university develops software tools on COVID-19 data, monitoring

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Researchers with the University of Botswana (UB) have developed computer software tools to help deal with the southern African country's COVID-19 situation, authorities have...

Botswana’s inflation remains stable

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Statistics Botswana reported Wednesday that the southern African country's annual inflation rate remained stable over the past two months. Statistician General Burton...
Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswanan president, cabinet ministers take 10 percent pay cut for six months in COVID-19...

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Botswana's president Mokgweetsi Masisi and his cabinet ministers, including vice president Slumber Tsogwane, have pledged to take a 10 percent pay cut for the...
Moody

Botswana’s credit strength remains stable

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International consulting firm Moody's Investors Service has affirmed on Monday Botswana's A2 long-term local and foreign currency issuer ratings. Communique from the...
Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana’s President Masisi in self-isolation after Namibia trip

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Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi has gone into self-isolation for a period of fourteen days starting March. 21, 2020, following his trip to Namibia, according...
domestic air travel

Botswana imposes travel ban on people entering from 18 high-risk countries

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Botswana's Health and Wellness Minister Lemogang Kwape on Monday imposed a travel ban on people entering the southern African country from 18 high-risk countries...
Miles Nan (4th L, front), Executive Chairman of Botswana China Friendship Association (BOCFA) and Morwadi Mosenki (3rd R, front), Serenity Rehabilitation Center ‘s operations manager pose for a group photo during a donation ceremony at Tlokweng village in Gaborone, capital of Botswana, March 13, 2020. (Xinhua)

Chinese association in Botswana donates wheelchairs to community

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The Botswana China Friendship Associaton (BOCFA) on Friday donated 10 wheelchairs to Serenity Rehabilitation Center at Tlokweng village in the South East District, near...
Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana and Angola restrict outbound travels amid spreading COVID-19

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Botswana and Angola have rolled out policies to suspend overseas trips by officials to avoid spread of the COVID-19 into their countries. Botswana's President Mokgweetsi...
employment

Botswana considers multi-pronged approaches in tackling high unemployment

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Botswana's tertiary education, research, science and technology minister, Douglas Letsholathebe on Saturday said Botswana is considering a number of approaches in order to deal...
education

Botswana government and foundation cooperate on digital school program

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The Botswana's Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and Ministry of Basic Education and Orange Foundation on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding...
banks

Botswana urged to grow fiscal and external buffers

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Botswana's central bank has warned that the country needs to maintain sufficient fiscal and external buffers. "This means building sufficient resilience to...
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Botswana aspires to graduate into a high income country by 2036

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Botswana aspires to graduate into becoming a high income country by 2036 in ensuring that all its citizens share the southern African country's prosperity,...
childhood cancer

Botswana first lady hosts reception on childhood cancer

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Botswana First Lady Neo Masisi hosted a Global Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE) reception dinner to raise awareness of childhood cancer here on Wednesday. ...
camera

Safe city project in Botswana’s two major cities operational

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The Safe City Project, under which 500 surveillance cameras have been installed in Botswana's two major cities by China's Huawei Technologies Botswana, has become...