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29-Sep-2014 to 09:20

China steps up efforts to fight Ebola in Africa

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — China announced Monday it has so far dispatched 174 medical experts to countries affected by Ebola in Africa and donated in cash and kind to the global effort to combat the epidemic.

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26-Sep-2014 to 18:20

Botswana govt ‘losing grip on graft’

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — A growing number of Botswana citizens have decried their government’s declining performance in fighting corruption, a report by Afro Barometer claimed.

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26-Sep-2014 to 07:53

FIFA gives Botswana reprieve over constituency tournaments

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana Football Association has been given a lifeline after world governing body FIFA extended by six months its deadline for the southern African country to scrap controversial constituency tournaments or risk suspension from the world governing body, the Voice newspaper reported Friday.

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24-Sep-2014 to 13:20

S/African court rules against deportation of Botswana murder suspect

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday ruled that the deportation of Edwin Samotse, a Botswana national facing a murder charge in his home country is unlawful and unconstitutional. The Judge said Samotse's rights and dignity were violated.

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24-Sep-2014 to 10:41

Botswana legislator lambasts behaviour of South African opposition MPs

APA-Gaborone-(Botswana) — A member of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and Member of Parliament for Gaborone North, Keletso Rakhudu on Wednesday condemned the conduct of opposition MPs in South Africa for disrupting parliamentary debates.

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23-Sep-2014 to 10:06

Botswana leader threatens court action against newspaper

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The office of the Botswana President on Tuesday said that President Ian Khama’s attorneys have written to the Sunday Standard and given the newspaper until Friday, September 26, at 4pm to retract its story and fully and unconditionally apologize to President Khama, failing which summons will be issued against the newspaper.

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23-Sep-2014 to 10:00

Diamond mining giant denies funding Botswana ruling party

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The diamond mining giant, De Beers on Tuesday moved swiftly to deny media reports that it is funding the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) for the forthcoming general elections slated for 24 October.

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