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2014-08-27 Giving the Private Sector a Voice in SACU
[SAIIA]While the oldest functioning customs union in the world can boast impressive longevity, the relationship between its member states - South Africa and Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS) - is characterised by greater animosity than harmony.

2014-08-27 Rehoboth Preps for the Spin Invasion 2 - Namibia v Botswana
[Namibian]The story goes back to the South African townships of the 1990s, when a gangster died, his friends would steal a car and spin it at his funeral. Afterwards they would set it alight as a sign of respect.

2014-08-26 Statement On the Ebola Outbreak By Chief Executive Officer - ...
[Government of Botswana]Botswana Government, through the Ministry of Health, is implementing public health interventions to prevent the introduction and/or spread of the Ebola disease into the country. One of the interventions undertaken includes entry restrictions on visitors who have been to countries affected by the disease in the last 3 months.

2014-08-26 Hunters Not Poachers - Botswana Bushmen to Sue Government Over Hunting Ban
[Survival International]Bushmen hunt for their survival, but are treated like poachers on their land. #HuntersNotPoachers

2014-08-25 Zimbabwean Cigarette Smuggler Killed in Botswana
[New Zimbabwe]THREE Zimbabweans were recently arrested in Botswana for smuggling cigarettes into the neighbouring country.

2014-08-25 Six Nam Refugees Return Home
[Namibian]ONLY six out of 17 expected Namibian refugees returned home from Botswana on Thursday.

2014-08-24 Botswana Ordered to Give ARVs to Foreign Prisoners
[New Zimbabwe]THE Botswana High Court on Friday ordered the government to provide anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state's expense.

2014-08-22 Court Orders Free HIV Meds for Foreign Prisoners
[SALC]Gaborone -Today, the Botswana High Court ordered the government to provide anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to HIV-positive, foreign prisoners at state expense.

2014-08-25 Inside Masire's Office
[Times of Zambia]WHEN Botswana's independence hero and former president Kenneth Kaunda's best friend Sir Seretse Khama died in July 1980, I was still in London as one of 10 the journalists from 10 Commonwealth member countries undertaking a special Harry Brittan Memorial Fellowship programme of studies and tours of Britain under the aegis of the Commonwealth Press Union (CPU).

2014-08-22 "Not Accepting Death Impedes Palliative Care in Botswana" - Hospice Manager.
[ACNS]A hospice manager has revealed that a culture of not accepting death as an natural process is preventing people in Botswana getting palliative care.

2014-08-21 Gladiators Beat Botswana 5-2
[Namibian]Thomalina Adams opened the scoring with a penalty after only 4 minutes.

2014-08-20 Gladiators Take On Botswana
[Namibian]Namibia's Brave Gladiators take on Botswana in an international friendly match on Wednesday afternoon as part of their preparations for the African Women's Championships in October.

2014-08-19 Botswana Elected SADC Deputy Chair
[The Herald]Victoria Falls -BOTSWANA President Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama was yesterday elected new deputy SADC chair while South African president Jacob Zuma landed the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation chair. Zuma takes over from outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba, who is set to step down in November after serving two terms in office when his country goes for elections.

2014-08-18 Demonetisation of Old Coin
[Government of Botswana]The Bank hereby reminds the public that the old Botswana coin will be demonetised with effect from August 28, 2014. Thereafter, the coin will be exchanged only at the Bank of Botswana in Gaborone and Francistown for a period of five (5) years until August 28, 2019.

2014-08-18 'We Need to Educate Women!'
[Gender Links]Gaborone -Gender Links is celebrating women during August, and has just published the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer which interrogates the gaps hindering gender equality, which among many, include women's disproportionate access to education and the economy.

2014-08-14 Nominate a Driver of Change
[Southern Africa Trust]The Southern Africa Trust is calling for nominations from individuals and organisations who are changing lives or those who know of someone who is, for the Drivers of Change 2014 Awards.

2014-08-15 Angola Draw With Botswana
[ANGOP]Luanda -The national football team drew 0-0 last Wednesday at 11 de Novembro Stadium, in Luanda, with Botswana, in a friendly match.

2014-08-14 Journalist Attacked By Prison Officer
[MISA]On Tuesday 5 August 2014, The Voice Journalist Chenjelani Baraedi was attacked by a prison officer for taking photographs of a man accused of raping two women in Francistown.

2014-08-14 Botswana Imposes Travel Restrictions Over Ebola
[The Herald]In a telephone interview with Xinhua yesterday, Doreen Motshegwa, the spokesperson for the health ministry said Batswana (Botswana citizens) are advised to suspend or postpone travel to the affected countries, and everyone entering Botswana would be subjected to screening at entry points.

2014-08-13 ICT Pitso 2014 "Unleashing the Power of Broadband - Enriching...
[Government of Botswana]The Ministry of Transport and Communications will hold the 5th Annual ICT Pitso conference on the 4th and 5th of September 2014 at Tlotlo Hotel in Gaborone under the theme "Unleashing The Power of Broadband; Enriching communities." The Pitso will bring together all stakeholders in the Information Communications Technology (ICT) Industry to harness the transformative power of Broadband for social and economic growth , and as a way forward come up with ways to facilitate the transition of the country to a di

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