Govt At War With Indigenous San People
[OSISA]Despite court defeats and international condemnation, the government of Botswana is continuing its assault on the San by attempting to forcibly relocate another community from land they have occupied for decades, says the Khwedom Council, a non-governmental organisation advocating for the rights of the San (or Basarwa) people.
Rwandans in Botswana Commemorate Genocide
[New Times]At least 90 Rwandans and friends living in Botswana, at the weekend, met at the University of Botswana in Gaborone to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Angolans Exempted From Visa for Botswana
[ANGOP]Gaberone -Angolan citizens can enter Botswana without visa, says a press note released by the Angolan Embassy to the southern Africa country saying that the process started in March this year.
Man Steals Botswana Lady's Car
[The Herald]A Self-styled prophet and building contractor based in Botswana has been jailed two and half years effective for duping a 60-year-old Botswana woman into coming to Zimbabwe on the pretext of meeting a "high priest" before robbing her of her vehicle.
Athletes Prepare for Botswana Tour
[The Herald]ATHLETES from the country's 10 provinces are expected to converge at the National Sports Stadium today for the inter-provincial athletics competition.
WPFD Reflection - Botswana Celebrates
[MISA]Last weekend journalists and media practitioners untied in song, dance and speeches to mark the World Press Freedom Day celebrations in Francistown.
Ole Naiko Appointed Botswana Honorary Consul
[Daily News]A LONG serving public servant and a renowned investment expert, Emmanuel Ole Naiko has been appointed as honorary consul of Botswana to Tanzania with residence in Dar es Salaam.
SA Girl, 13, Is International Chess Champion
[SAPA]Johannesburg -A 13-year-old girl has become the youngest South African to win the world chess federation title of Woman International Master, it was reported on Monday.
Botswana Abolishes Entry Visas for S. Sudanese
[Sudan Tribune]Nairobi -South Sudanese citizens intending to travel to Botswana need not apply for entry visas any more, the Southern African nation announced last week.
Botswana Flushing Out Zimbabweans
[Financial Gazette]BOTSWANA has tightened the noose on permit applications, leaving thousands of Zimbabweans in that country whose applications have been rejected with the prospect of being forced to return back home. Zimbabwe's western neighbour notified the Home Affairs Ministry last month that it would no longer accept the use of emergency travel documents (ETDs) for use at borders.
Scary Strength of the Ruling Party
[OSISA]Three years ago, political pundits were confidently penning the ruling Botswana Democratic Party's obituary.
Pair Whipped At Botswana Court for Possessing Iron Rod
[Zimbabwe Standard]Two Zimbabwean men who were recently arrested in Gaborone West sobbed like babies as they were being caned at the Old Naledi customary court after being convicted of "intention to commit crime".
Misa Botswana's WPFD Solidarity March
[MISA]The Media Institute of Southern Africa's (MISA) Botswana Chapter will on May 3rd commemorate World Press Freedom Day in Francistown, the country's second largest city, with a solidarity march.
President Injured in Cheetah 'Accident'
[allAfrica]Cape Town -Botswana President Ian Khama received two stitches in his face after being clawed by a cheetah, according to local media reports.
African Press Review 30 April 2013
[RFI]In the African press: the Botswanan President's brush with a cheetah; a luxury car maker looks to expand in South Africa; and a Kenyan government minister's family asks a foreign expert to investigate the senator's sudden death.
Diocese of Botswana Elects New Bishop
[ACNS]The Diocese of Botswana in the Church of the Province of Central Africa has elected Fr Metlhayotlhe Rawlings Belemi, a priest working in South Africa, as the bishop-elect of the diocese.
Zim Bottled Water Selling in Botswana
[Zimbabwe Standard]Bottled water which was recently condemned as unfit for human consumption, has found its way into Botswana's market where reports say it goes for between 6 and 7 pula per bottle.
U.S. Soldiers Help Integrate Women Into Botswana Defence Force
[State Department]Vicenza, Italy -As the U.S. Army drops its ban on women serving in combat positions, the Botswana Defence Force is making similar personnel changes by having a Woman's Integration Work Group to allow Batswana women a chance to be enlisted soldiers within the BDF.
Fighting for Recognition in Botswana
[OSISA]In February 2012, a small group of people tried to start an independent organisation in Botswana. The objectives of the organisation are to promote the universality of human rights in Botswana and to encourage the provision of health services without discrimination. The organisation would seek to achieve these objectives through advocacy, education and research.