16-Jan-2020 to 05:52

Botswana court grants opposition access to poll material

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana's High court has granted the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) permission to inspect materials used in last year’s disputed elections.

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15-Jan-2020 to 13:33

Botswana: Hunger stalks SADC as lean season beckons

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — A record 45 million people in Southern African are food insecure as the region enters the peak of the lean season (January-March 2020), a report released by the World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday shows.

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14-Jan-2020 to 18:59

Botswana’s mining industry in dire straits

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — State run Statistics Botswana has revealed that the country’s mining industry is facing serious problems, APA can reveal here on Tuesday.

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14-Jan-2020 to 07:27

Botswana: IEC to block opposition request to inspect election material

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has filed notice of intention to contest a High Court order allowing the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) to inspect election material as part of the ongoing challenge of last year’s polls.

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08-Jan-2020 to 11:25

Botswana: Worrying increase in rape, murder cases

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana experienced a worrying increase in cases of rape and murder during the just-ended festive season, police said on Wednesday.

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07-Jan-2020 to 15:51

Botswana's top court to hear poll petition appeal on January 29

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana's Court of Appeal on Tuesday set January 29 as the date on which it will hear an appeal by the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) against a lower court verdict dismissing a challenge of the outcome of elections held in October 2019.

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07-Jan-2020 to 15:12

Botswana telecoms market to breach US$500m revenue mark by 2023 – Report

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s telecommunication services market is expected to grow from US$407 million in 2018 to US$519 million by 2023 at a compound annual global rate (CAGR) of five percent over the 2018-2023 period due to growth in mobile data and fixed broadband segments, according to a report released by GlobalData on Tuesday.

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