Botswana


Botswana GDP growth slows

2014-12-22 14:10

Botswana's economy has grown 1.2% quarter-on-quarter in the three months ended September.

Botswana's bushmen stay close to their roots

2014-12-11 10:24

The Bushmen of Botswana have faced a decades-long battle against the pull of modernity, but are still striving on to preserve their ancient way of life.

900 prohibited immigrants in Botswana

2014-12-09 18:16

Botswana has declared 870 people prohibited immigrants since 2008, labour and home affairs minister Edwin Batshu has told Parliament.

Rape reduced to unnatural act

2014-12-09 05:00

A Botswana court has adjusted charges against a man who was initially charged with raping another man to a lesser charge of 'unnatural offence'.

Botswana: Gays, lesbians re-apply for registration

2014-11-26 08:40

Advocacy group, Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana will re-apply to register as an organisation, it says.

No vendetta against EFF, says Botswana govt

2014-11-21 16:00

The Botswana government does not have a vendetta against members of South Africa’s EFF, Labour and Home Affairs Minister Edwin Batshu says.

Botswana mulls gay ruling

2014-11-18 17:05

Botswana‘s labour and home affairs minister is still considering whether to appeal against a high court ruling that Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (Legabibo) can register as an organisation.

Debswana, De Beers celebrate anniversary

2014-11-13 17:38

The partnership between Debswana, the government of Botswana and De Beers was celebrated in Gaborone recently.

Court thwarts Khama’s plans to tap brother as VP

2014-11-11 12:05

Botswana’s government says it will accept a court ruling that effectively thwarts President Ian Khama’s bid to appoint his brother as vice-president.

Botswana court hears challenge to VP vote

2014-11-07 08:15

Botswana's High Court has heard a petition challenging the constitutionality of parliamentary rules that allow lawmakers to vote for the vice president by secret ballot.

Botswana president - show hands for vice president

2014-11-04 18:41

Opposition parties say the Botswana president's vice president vote by show of hands is intimidation.

Botswana leader Khama to be sworn in for 2nd term

2014-10-27 14:09

The president of diamond-rich Botswana Ian Khama is set to be sworn in after seeing off the fiercest challenge yet to his party’s half century of unbroken rule.

Botswana president wins second term in power

2014-10-26 07:27

Botswana President Ian Khama has won a second term in power after his party secured a parliamentary majority at the polls, an official has announced.

Botswana opposition confident

2014-10-24 16:04

Voting is proceeding smoothly in parliamentary and presidential elections in Botswana.

Voting begins in Botswana's elections

2014-10-24 07:24

Polling stations have opened in nationwide elections in which the Botswana Democratic Party, which has ruled the country since 1965, faces a tough challenge from a recently united opposition.

Polls: Botswana’s ruling BDP struggles to retain its grip

2014-10-23 07:55

Botswana’s ruling party, which has governed the diamond-rich country since 1965, is facing an unprecedented electoral battle as a traditionally fragmented opposition unites against it.

Nkoana-Mashabane in Botswana for SADC mission

2014-10-09 22:02

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has arrived in Gaborone, Botswana, for the launch of the SADC election observer mission.

Illegal Botswana deportation to be probed

2014-09-15 06:22

The fate of a Botswana man who was illegally deported - despite facing the death penalty - will be raised at the North Gauteng High Court.

SA's Chardri is African off-road champ

2014-09-12 11:36

There's a new dirt queen in town, and she hails from the Eastern Cape. Chardri Monk has been crowned the 2014 Africa Southern Off-Road quad champion.

No corruption in my govt - Botswana leader

2014-09-10 14:23

President Ian Khama says Botswana is the only country in Africa where corruption suspects are investigated in order to ensure transparency.

Imara expands its unit trust range

2014-08-28 15:30

Imara Asset Management South Africa has expanded its boutique unit trust range with the launch of the Imara MET Balanced Fund.

Botswana has to pay HIV treatment for foreigners

2014-08-23 07:10

Botswana's High Court has ordered the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state's expense.

Botswana leaves interest rate unchanged at 7.5%

2014-08-15 12:30

Botswana's central bank has left its benchmark lending rate unchanged at 7.5%, saying the stance was in line with its inflation objectives.

Botswana is a rare refuge for elephants

2014-08-04 21:38

Elephants thrive in Botswana, a rare bright spot on a continent hit hard by ivory poaching.

Toyota lock-out on 1000 Desert Race

2014-06-30 08:01

Reigning South African Cross-Country champions Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy led a Toyota lock-out of the 2014 Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race podium on Sunday.

 

Trophy hunters, San unite against Botswana hunting ban

2014-12-15 20:11

A pro-hunting lobby that includes trophy hunters and San has slammed the Botswana government's plan to ban hunting.

Zim children found on minibus in Botswana

2014-12-09 20:13

Botswana police are investigating an incident in which 13 children without travel documents have been found on a minibus in the country.

Bushmen perhaps the world's 'first people'

2014-12-09 09:10

A study by Stanford University says the Bushmen are the genetically most diverse human group known to exist in Africa, where modern humans originated. This suggests they could be descendants of the ancestral source from which all modern humans diverged.

Malema on Botswana visa restrictions list

2014-12-02 18:39
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EFF leader Julius Malema is one of 40 foreign nationals Botswana has placed on visa restrictions since President Ian Khama took power, Home Affairs Minister Edwin Batshu has told Parliament.

5 reasons to visit The Grand Palm in Botswana this summer

2014-11-24 11:50

Hailed as the gem of the African continent, Botswana is a fascinating country of extraordinary natural beauty, game and mineral wealth. Here's why you should choose Peermont on your next visit.

SA, Botswana strengthen ties

2014-11-21 05:25

It is important that the more than 30 agreements South Africa signed with Botswana are implemented, President Jacob Zuma says.

Botswana ordered to register country's 1st gay group

2014-11-14 19:59

A Botswana High Court has ordered the government to register and recognise the country’s first gay and lesbian lobby group, in a case testing the country’s strict anti-homosexuality laws.

Ian Khama nixes brother as VP

2014-11-12 21:21

Botswana's president has shied away from nominating his brother as vice president, ending a political and legal battle that threw the country's democratic reputation into question.

Botswana court rebuffs president

2014-11-07 22:43

Botswana's High Court has rebuffed an attempt by President Ian Khama's party to change parliamentary voting rule.

Gem Diamonds to sell first Botswana diamonds

2014-11-06 10:46

The first diamonds recovered from Gem Diamonds' new mine in Botswana will go on sale in February, the company says.

Botswana's Khama sworn in for 2nd term

2014-10-28 16:26

Botswana’s president Ian Khama has been sworn in for his second term after winning re-election with a reduced majority, pledging to intensify efforts to diversify the economy and eradicate poverty.

Botswana polls free, fair - SADC

2014-10-27 06:10

Botswana's general elections were free and fair, the Southern African Development Community's electoral observer mission says.

Botswana ruling party leads in early election results

2014-10-25 14:40

Botswana's ruling party is leading as general election results trickle in, but opposition parties have made a strong showing in the capital, the electoral commission says.

Women ululate as Khama votes in Botswana polls

2014-10-24 09:48

Women in Botswana have ululated as incumbent president Ian Khama voted at a community hall in Serowe, with one of them saying he is “a great man for this country”.

Botswana's ruling party favoured in elections

2014-10-23 18:00

The ruling party in Botswana, which has dominated politics since independence in 1966, is again the front-runner ahead of elections in the southern African nation.

Eskom powers Botswana amid breakdown

2014-10-16 07:00

Botswana's only power station has broken down, leaving the world's biggest diamond producer entirely dependent on power imports from Eskom.

Court: Home Affairs disregarded rights

2014-09-23 12:56

Home Affairs officials acted with flagrant disregard for the human rights of Botswana national Edwin Samotse when they deported him, the North Gauteng High Court has ruled.

EFF - Botswana president a dictator

2014-09-12 19:26
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Botswana's refusal to grant EFF leader Julius Malema a visa shows that its president is a dictator, the party says.

Outrage as Botswana journo charged with sedition

2014-09-11 07:42

A Botswana newspaper editor has been discharged with sedition after a story claimed President Ian Khama was involved in a car accident, prompting angry allegations of stifling press freedom.

Home affairs probes illegal deportation

2014-09-09 20:44

The illegal deportation of a Botswana man who could face the death penalty is being investigated, the home affairs department has said.

Spirit of Africa 4x4 winners named

2014-08-25 14:28

The 2014 Spirit of Africa saw 20 finalists overcome 30 challenging off-road stages. Find out which came out tops after five days of gruelling 4x4 driving challenges in Botswana!

No 'foul play' in opposition leader's death – Botswana cops

2014-08-21 14:29

A Botswana police investigation has found the death of an opposition leader just months before a general election to be an accident, a claim angrily rejected by his party.

USB-ED top exec education provider in Botswana

2014-08-06 18:45

USB Executive Development, the executive development and training arm of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, has obtained top honours in Botswana.

Botswana set to kick out Zim refugees – report

2014-07-10 09:29
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The Botswana government is reportedly set to repatriate Zimbabweans who sought refuge in the neighbouring country at the height of Zimbabwe’s political crisis in 2008.

Toyota in charge after Desert Race Day 2

2014-06-29 13:07

2014 Botswana Desert Race Day 2 saw Toyota crews with a firm grip on the event , reports CHARMAIN FORTUNE, and a battle royal going on in the secondary Special Vehicle category.

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