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2015-11-27 Diamond Mining Continues to Cause Suffering for San
[Survival International] Despite ever increasing profits from multinational diamond mining operations in the country, Botswana's Bushman communities continue to suffer.

2015-11-27 Shall We Take Pointers From Our Nextdoor Neighbour?
[Namibia Economist] Earlier in November, the Botswana President Lt General Ian Khama delivered his State of the Nation address to his parliament. As these events go, they do not differ substantially across the region, each Head of State usually telling his voters how well they are doing.

2015-11-26 Hunger Heralds Climate Change's Arrival
[IPS] Gaborone -A perfect storm of lower rainfall and a growing population beckons for Botswana. But others find climate change is already in the fields and paddocks. "As climate change ushers in more stress on the water sector, it is increasingly a concern that losses in rangeland productivity will result in food insecurity, especially in rural areas," a country analysis report unveiled recently on Botswana states.

2015-11-27 U-17 Girls Focus On World Cup Preliminary Tie
[Namibia Economist] The national women under-17 side will play in the Preliminary Round first leg match away in Botswana this weekend. The team will be looking for a positive start to the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women World Cup to be held in Jordan from 30 September to 21 October 2016.

2015-11-27 Commonwealth Secretary General Elections Today
[Botswana Daily News] Malta -The new Commonwealth Secretary General will be elected and announced by the 24th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) today (Friday).

2015-11-27 Money Laundering Harmful to Financial Institutions
[Botswana Daily News] Masunga -Money laundering and terrorist financing are a global phenomenon with the potential to undermine the socio, economic and political stabilities of countries.

2015-11-27 Exploit ICT - Tamasiga
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The deputy chief executive officer of Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority, Mr Mphoeng Tamasiga has encouraged People Living With Disabilities (PLWD) to exploit ICTs.

2015-11-27 Post Fails to Attract Candidates
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development says his ministry has challenges in filling the post of deputy court president in Ghanzi Township because of difficulty in attracting candidates with the required qualifications.

2015-11-27 Access to Education Equitable
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Assistant Minister of Education and Skills Development Mr Moiseraele Goya has told Parliament that his ministry has adopted an inclusive education policy (2011) which means that all learners will access education equitably in all schools and as such Special Education Needs (SEN) learners would join their nearest school where all teachers would be able to assist them.

2015-11-27 Elderly Pay Tax
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Vincent Seretse says income tax is premised on the taxation of income and not persons. Responding to a question in Parliament on behalf of Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Mr Seretse said any individual regardless of age who earns an income of over P36 000 a year should pay income tax.

2015-11-27 ESP to Cover Betesankwe, Lefhoko Schools
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Mr Frans Van Der Westhuizen said he is aware that there are no administration blocks and library rooms in Lefhoko, Tsonyane, Seherelela, Betesankwe, Sesung and Selokolela primary schools.

2015-11-27 Transport Infrastructure Crucial
[Botswana Daily News] Palapye -Safe and sustainable transport infrastructure is an important tool in economic development, according to acting director department of road transport and safety, Mr Bokhutlo Modukanele.

2015-11-27 Lobakeng Turns to First Love
[Botswana Daily News] Mogoditshane -Youth Development Fund (YDF) beneficiary, Thuto Lobakeng has expressed gratitude towards the government youth fund initiative as it has assisted him to open his art business to sustain himself.

2015-11-27 U-17 Women Team Seeks Jordan Passage
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -After the Zebras failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Botswana national U17 women are expected to redeem the country's pride when they meet their Namibian counterparts in a FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 qualification at the National Stadium on Sunday November 28.

2015-11-27 Mabengano Seeks World Glory
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -With only a few weeks to take it to the Beauty Crown Grand Theatre in Sanya-China, Botswana's Seneo Mabengano is said to be in China participating in various activities of the Miss World 2015 competition slated for December 19, 2015.

2015-11-27 Global Expo Promotes Domestic, Foreign Enterprises
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Global Expo Botswana (GEB) was conceptualised to help the country meet its objectives of attracting both domestic and foreign direct investment.

2015-11-27 Khama in Malta
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama left for Valletta yesterday to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held from Friday November 27 - 29.

2015-11-27 Outdoor Advertising Bye-Laws At Final Vetting Stage
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The outdoor advertising bye-laws are with the Attorney General's Chambers for final vetting, the Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Ms Botlogile Tshireletso, has said.

2015-11-27 Two Days Festival for Sankoyo Bush Bucks
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Revelers and Sankoyo Bush Bucks football team fans are expected to fill Maun Sports Complex on November 27 and 28 for the team's fund raising festival.

2015-11-27 Muzila to Attend Local Govt Meet
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Francistown City Mayor, Sylvia Muzila will attend this year's 7th AFRICITIES Summit from November 29 to December 3 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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