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2014-09-16 Two Journalists Facing Serious Charges in Run-Up to Elections
[RSF]Outsa Mokone, the editor of the Gaborone-based Sunday Standard, is charged with seditious intent over a story about a car accident involving the president in August, while the journalist who wrote it, Edgar Tsimane, has fled and been granted provisional refugee status in neighbouring South Africa.

2014-09-15 Julius Malema Barred from Visiting Botswana
[EFF]The Economic Freedom Fighters condemns the refusal by the autocratic military government of Botswana to grant the CIC Julius Malema a visa.

2014-09-15 Sunday Standard Editor Outsa Mokone Arrested
[CPJ]Cape Town -The image of Botswana as a bastion of press freedom and good governance has been dented following the arrest of an editor of a privately owned newspaper, and the seizure of his computer.

2014-09-15 Let's Keep Fingers Crossed for Our Netball Ladies in Botswana
[New Era]Windhoek -A 12-member national senior netball team departed for Gaborone, Botswana last Friday, to compete in the 2015 Netball World Cup qualifiers, which got underway in the Botswana capital Gaborone, yesterday.

2014-09-15 United Nets Shilongo ... Pula Lures Namibian Footballers
[New Era]Windhoek -Former Tigers dreadlocked stylish striker, Benson Shilongo, has joined the exodus of local footballers seeking greener pastures beyond the borders of their native land.

2014-09-15 Zim Netball Gems Lose in Botswana
[The Herald]Gaborone -THE Zimbabwe netball Gems got their African Championship campaign to a losing start, falling at the hands of the hosts Botswana in a gripping encounter at the Botswana Netball Association yesterday.After trailing for three quarters of the match, Zimbabwe fought hard to gain parity at 36-36 with less than five minutes to play, but once they failed to utilise their centre pass, the writing was on the wall.

2014-09-13 Sasol Banyana Banyana Thump Botswana Again in a Friendly Match
[SAFA]Sasol Banyana Banyana walloped the Botswana women's national team 10-0 in an international friendly match played at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Phokeng, on Saturday afternoon, 13 September.

2014-09-13 National Netball Team Off to Botswana
[Namibian]Namibia's senior netball team on Friday departed for Gaborone, Botswana to compete in the 2015 Netball World Cup qualifiers.

2014-09-13 Bowlers Scoop Gold in Botswana
[The Herald]ZIMBABWE finally scooped a gold medal at the Africa States Bowls tournament which ends this afternoon at the Jwaneng greens in Botswana.The women's Trips walked tall after beating some of the stronger sides in tough conditions.

2014-09-13 Sasol Banyana Banyana Ready for Botswana Clash
[SAFA]Sasol Banyana Banyana are set to take on Botswana in an international friendly match this Saturday, 13 September 2014 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg. Kick-off is at 15h00.

2014-09-12 Sunday Standard Editor Arrested, Colleague Flees Country Following Threats
[IFEX]MISA Botswana was shocked to learn that Sunday Standard editor, Mr Outsa Mokone, was arrested and detained by the Botswana Police Service on 8 September 2014. The warrant of arrest relates to a possible charge of "seditious intention" contrary to section 50(1) as read with section 51(1) C of the Penal Code of Botswana.

2014-09-11 Editor Charged With 'Sedition'
[MISA]MISA Botswana was shocked to learn that Sunday Standard Editor, Mr Outsa Mokone, was arrested and detained by the Botswana Police Service on Monday 8 September 2014.

2014-09-11 U.S. Condemns Arrest of Editor
[State Department]Press Statement by Marie Harf, Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson, Washington, DC:

2014-09-11 The Life-or-Death Case You'd Have Missed On #Oscarday - Human Rights, the Law and Home Affairs
[Daily Maverick]Our Home Affairs department has recently been in the news for its valiant attempts to keep people out of South Africa. Now, it's suddenly in the news for throwing them out illegally.

2014-09-12 Botswana's Big Brother Rep Oneal Coming to Nairobi
[The Star]Remember the hunk from Botswana in the 2013 Big Brother House? Good. Oneal Madumo will be in Nairobi next week for a week-long visit.

2014-09-11 Senegal See-Off Botswana in Gaborone
[CAF]Senegal continued their winning spree beating Botswana 2-0 away in Gaborone in their Group E clash on Wednesday.

2014-09-10 Home Affairs Probes Deportation of Botswana National
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -The Department of Home Affairs has launched an investigation into circumstances that led to the deportation of Edwin Samotse, a Botswana national.

2014-09-08 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers - Day-1 (group G) Tunisia Beat Botswana 2 - 1
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Monastir -Tunisia's national soccer team beat Botswana's 2 - 1 (halftime: 0-1), at an Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015 qualifiers' match (Group G) played Saturday evening in Monastir.

2014-09-05 Lobby Group Accuses Govt of 'Lies' Over San People
[Survival International]A $4.9bn diamond mine will open on September 5 in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the ancestral land of Africa's last hunting Bushmen, exactly ten years after the Botswana government claimed there were "no plans to mine anywhere inside the reserve."

2014-09-05 Government Follows Up Dynamic of KAZA Partners
[ANGOP]Menongue -The Government is monitoring the dynamics of Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe, in the implementation of the objectives of the KAZA project, said Thursday in Cuito Cuanavale, State Secretary for Tourism, Alfredo Caputo.

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