12-Apr-2022 to 08:16

Botswana detects new COVID-19 variant

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana health officials have discovered a new COVID-19 variant which is believed to be a mutation of the Omicron variant first detected in southern Africa in late 2021.

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29-Mar-2022 to 09:51

US firm constructs vaccine manufacturing plant in Botswana

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — United States-based biotech company NantWorks has partnered with the Botswana government to establish a vaccine manufacturing plant in the southern African country.

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21-Mar-2022 to 06:45

Botswana relaxes COVID-19 requirements for travellers

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has eased COVID-19 requirements for foreigners wishing to enter the country, with those fully vaccinated against the virus now allowed to entry without needing to undergo mandatory testing at the border or airport, APA learnt here on Monday.

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02-Mar-2022 to 07:26

SADC establishes regional counter-terrorism centre

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has established a centre to promote regional cooperation in countering terrorism as the region moves to buffer its systems in the wake of the rising threat of terror attacks across the bloc.

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02-Mar-2022 to 06:54

SADC appoints panel to advise on conflict resolution

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has appointed a four-member Panel of Elders that will act as an advisory body on political and conflict resolution issues in the region.

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10-Feb-2022 to 10:20

Botswana soldier dies on SADC mission in Mozambique

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — A member of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) died on Wednesday while on duty as part of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) intervention force in Mozambique, a BDF official announced on Thursday.

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31-Jan-2022 to 05:55

Editors want UN, AU to sanction Botswana over proposed spy law

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Southern African Editors' Forum (SAEF) has called on the United Nations Human and People's Rights Commission and the African Union to sanction Botswana for a proposed law that it fears could curtail basic freedoms in the country.

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