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Virtual Global Expo

Virtual Global Expo Botswana attracts hundreds of exhibitors, visitors

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The first Global Expo Botswana concluded Friday, gathering 120 exhibitors and 700 visitors worldwide, said Peggy Serame, the country's minister of investment, trade and...
Elephant

Botswana says cyanobacteria responsible for 330 elephant deaths

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A water-borne bacteria caused the deaths of 330 elephants in Botswana, the government said Monday, after weeks of mystery surrounding what killed the animals. "Special...
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Botswana aspires to be energy secure with safe and clean energy sources

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Botswana is looking into increasing diversification of its electricity generation capacity by tapping into the safe and clean energy sources to meet the rising...
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 secures markets for sheep, goat meat in Saudi Arabia, Norway

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President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana on Saturday announced that his country has secured lucrative markets for sheep and goat meat in Saudi Arabia and...
Botswana

Tripartite partnership launched to help vulnerable communities in Botswana

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United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday in collaboration with Botswana Red Cross Society and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched a...
chess competition

Botswana, Nigeria to compete in online chess match

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Botswana Chess Federation national team will play against Nigeria in the first World Online Chess Olympiad 2020 on Aug. 7. Players will...
Stanbic Bank

Botswana urged to promote continental trade

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Stanbic Botswana has lobbied for acceleration of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to cushion both the local economy and the continent from...
stock market

Botswana bourse lifts trading ban on Choppies

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Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) has lifted trading suspension on fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) retailer Choppies, after 20 months ban. Thapelo Tsheole, Chief...
Elephant

Botswana makes progress in elephant mortality investigations

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A joint aerial survey team comprising of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks and Eco-exist scientists have completed work in two sections of...
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SADC rallies behind AfCFTA to grow Africa’s trade

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) secretariat has challenged Africa leaders to remain committed to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) development. ...
Fuel

Botswana experiences fuel shortage

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Botswana government through the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security told the public that the country is experiencing a supply-demand mismatch. ...
Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana president goes into fourth coronavirus quarantine

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President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana on Thursday began a 14-day self-isolation after an official working closely with him tested positive for COVID-19, the country's...
biodiversity

Botswana launches biodiversity book to address environmental threats

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Botswana's Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism on Thursday launched the third Botswana Biodiversity Symposium Book under the theme "Biodiversity Mainstreaming for...
Inflation

Botswana’s inflation drops amid data collection challenges

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Botswana data authority had reiterated that the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disturb collection information to measure inflation on the economy. ...
Fuel

Botswana announces fuel price drop

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Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) has announced a fuel price drop, following another adjustment in the first quarter of the year. Rose...
Lockdown

Chinese business owners in Botswana hailed for not laying-off staff during COVID-19 lockdown

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Godisang Radisigo, the mayor of the Francistown City Council (FCC), Botswana's second largest city, on Friday expressed his city's gratitude to the Chinese...
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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...