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20-Jul-2022 to 08:43

CPJ urges Botswana to drop charges against journalist

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Media rights group Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Wednesday called on the Botswana government to drop charges against a journalist accused of allegedly publishing falsehoods.

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14-Jul-2022 to 08:16

Botswana star athlete suspended for alleged doping

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Top Botswana athlete Nijel Amos has been suspended from international competitions after testing positive for a banned substance, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said Wednesday.

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13-Jul-2022 to 07:58

Mogae to lead Commonwealth observer mission for Kenya polls

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Former Botswana president Festus Mogae will lead the Commonwealth observer group for Kenya’s upcoming general elections, the group announced late Tuesday.

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01-Jul-2022 to 07:44

UN arbitrary detention team on fact-finding mission to Botswana

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — A two-member team from the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention will next week undertake an official visit to Botswana to assess the situation regarding deprivation of liberty in the country.

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30-Jun-2022 to 13:47

SACU agrees to strengthen industrial development

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) has resolved to strengthen its industrial capacity to cushion its member states from the vagaries of global geo-politics and other shocks triggered by events such as the Russia-Ukraine war and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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29-Jun-2022 to 09:42

Ex-Botswana leader calls for global ban on hunting trophy imports

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Former Botswana president Ian Khama has appealed to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other leaders to ban hunting trophy imports as part of a global campaign to save elephants and other animals from extinction.

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29-Jun-2022 to 08:52

Botswana, De Beers extend rough diamond sale pact

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government and the De Beers Group have extended by a year an agreement under which a jointly owned diamond mine sells the bulk of its rough gems to the global giant.

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