Botswana


Botswana appeals court judge had several offshore accounts - Panama Papers

2016-04-04 18:00

The president of the Court of Appeal in Botswana, Judge Ian Stuart Kirby, is among many African leaders who had offshore accounts in a company which is fingered for fronting for "questionable" businesses, it has been revealed.

Botswana police arrest 4 for illegal export of donkey hides

2016-02-22 21:20

Four people have been arrested after they were caught with 1 200 donkey hides in Botswana, unravelling an export syndicate linked to China.

SADC suspends activities in Lesotho

2016-01-19 14:26

SADC has decided to suspend its activities in Lesotho after a meeting in Botswana failed to reach an agreement regarding the inquiry into the death of Maaparankoe Mahao, Lesotho’s former army commander.

'Illegal' Zim immigrants blamed for 'worsening crime in Botswana'

2015-12-08 18:59

llegal Zimbabwean immigrants have reportedly been blamed for the worsening crime in Botswana, with police saying they arrested at least 722 Zimbabweans over the period from April to June.

'Red Camels' can stay in Botswana for now

2015-10-17 20:03

Ten Eritrean soccer players who sought political asylum in Botswana after playing in a qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup, can stay until a hearing on their case in December, a judge has ruled.

Ex-Botswana president slams corrupt African leaders

2015-10-02 18:03

Botswana’s former president Ketumile Masire has reportedly criticised corrupt African leader, saying this was a problem undermining service delivery and imposing heavy costs on economies.

Dividend paying Botswana diamond miner thriving on ‘exceptional’ stones

2015-09-14 16:12

Miner Lucara Diamonds appears to be bucking the sector's negative trend and is one of the very few diamond companies to pay dividends to its shareholders.

New SADC chair Khama urges leaders to implement key plans

2015-08-19 13:42

Botswanan President Ian Khama has reportedly urged the Southern African Development Community leaders to “walk the talk” and implement key plans.

Mugabe: Honour Africa's founding fathers

2015-08-18 11:43

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly urged African countries to honour those who fought for the liberation of the continent, saying they deserved to be recognised.

Zuma arrives in Botswana for SADC summit

2015-08-16 18:16

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Gaborone, Botswana ahead of the 35th Ordinary Southern African Development Community (SADC) heads of state summit, the presidency says.

 

African wild dogs for a name change

2016-03-09 22:10

Conservationists who manage wild dog populations include a group that believes a name change would shed any negative connotations of the term 'wild dog.'

PICS: Diamond the ‘size of tennis ball’ to be auctioned

2016-02-10 13:14

A 1 100 carat diamond, the second biggest in the world, found in Botswana will be auctioned off in a secret road-show.

Virgin Active set to expand in Africa

2015-12-23 17:33

Virgin Active has opened its first health club in Botswana and regards it as a significant step in the group’s expansion into Africa.

PICS: Largest diamond since Cullinan discovered

2015-11-19 13:47

The largest diamond in 100 years has been discovered in Botswana and is second in size only to the Cullinan diamond in the British Crown jewels.

Senator slams abuse of Zimbabweans in Botswana

2015-10-08 14:47

A Zimbabwean senator has reportedly condemned the ill-treatment of Zimbabweans working in Botswana, saying they are working without pay and even being whipped.

Botswana rough diamonds exports fall

2015-09-30 18:00

The value of rough diamonds exports from Botswana's mines has fallen 15% in the first six months of the year to $1.7bn.

Botswana GDP forecast cut amid diamond slump

2015-08-27 20:00

Botswana’s gross domestic product forecast has been lowered by 2.3%, reflecting the slump in diamond prices together with reduced demand, according to Moody’s.

Zuma concludes Botswana visit

2015-08-18 21:07

President Jacob Zuma has concluded his visit to Gaborone, Botswana for the 35th Southern African Development Community summit, the Presidency says.

Zim media hails Mugabe’s SADC tenure

2015-08-17 11:56

Zimbabwe’s state-run media has hailed President Robert Mugabe’s SADC tenure as "successful" and "historic", but critics say it exposed his "fading legacy".

Zuma to attend SADC summit in Botswana

2015-08-16 09:13

President Jacob Zuma will lead a delegation to the ordinary Southern African Development Community summit to be held in Gaborone, Botswana this week.

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