BOTSWANA | BOTSWANA

28-Mar-2020 to 12:34

Botswana hangs two death row inmates despite int'l outcry

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana announced on Saturday that it has hanged two death row inmates despite rising international calls for the country to abolish capital punishment.

Read more

27-Mar-2020 to 13:22

COVID-19 claws back Botswana growth projection by 4% - Analysts

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Local economists have warned that although Botswana has not yet recorded any cases of the dreaded coronavirus, measures put in place to avoid its transmission are likely to weigh down on the economy.

Read more

26-Mar-2020 to 09:21

Botswana braces for COVID-19 lockdown, bans alcohol

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — President Mokgweetsi Masisi has called on fellow Batswana to prepare for a possible lockdown as the southern African country moves to protect itself against the deadly coronavirus pandemic that has brought life to a standstill in most of its neighbours.

Read more

26-Mar-2020 to 09:03

Botswana: Airlines suspend flights over COVID-19 fears

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Air Botswana has suspended all flights while Qatar Airways has been forced to stop flying to Botswana following a slump in bookings due to the impact of coronavirus, Transport Minister Thulaganyo Segokgo announced on Wednesday.

Read more

24-Mar-2020 to 15:26

Covid-19: Botswana bans travel to neighbouring countries

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — As a precaution to further protect Batswana from the possible spread of the virus in Botswana, the Gaborone has imposed travelling restrictions to neighbouring countries, the presidency said on Tuesday.

Read more

23-Mar-2020 to 14:19

Botswana’s electoral body rejects calls for 2019 poll audit

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has rejected calls by the opposition Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) to conduct an audit of the outcome of the 2019 general elections.

Read more

23-Mar-2020 to 06:00

Botswana: President Masisi quarantined after Namibia visit

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi went into self-quarantine on Sunday, a day after he attended the inauguration of President Hage Geingob of neighbouring Namibia.

Read more