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23-Sep-2014 to 09:41

Khama threatens to sue newspaper over accident story

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana President Ian Khama has threatened to sue the Sunday Standard newspaper for defamation following publication of an article that alleged he attempted to conceal a road accident that occurred while he was driving alone at night on a private escapade.

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22-Sep-2014 to 08:20

Botswana’s IEC denies smuggling of ballot papers from Israel

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Monday denied reports that the country’s Directorate and Security Services (DIS) smuggled ballot papers into the country from Israel.

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22-Sep-2014 to 07:43

Three eyeing Botswana presidency

APA-Gaborone-(Botswana) — Botswana’s Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo on Monday said three presidential candidates had successfully submitted nomination papers to contest in next month’s general elections.

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19-Sep-2014 to 17:55

Botswana leader lambasts radical South African politician

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana President Ian Khama on Friday labeled the radical South African opposition politician and leader of the Economic Freedom Party leader Julius Malema and his party as people who are ill mannered.

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18-Sep-2014 to 11:17

Botswana looks to China for strong bilateral relations

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mokgweetsi Masisi Thursday said his country is looking to China for stronger relations as demonstrated by the increasing volume of trade including a number of high level and business visits.

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17-Sep-2014 to 15:40

Batswana disregard travel ban to Ebola nations

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana citizens are defying a ban imposed by the Ministry of Health on travel to countries affected by Ebola, an official said Wednesday.

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17-Sep-2014 to 14:24

Media rights group warns Botswana against its response to US concerns

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) in Botswana on Wednesday said it is shocked at the way the government responded to the United States statement on the arrest of Sunday Standard editor Outsa Mokone, who has been charged with sedition.

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