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28-Jan-2019 to 16:10

Botswana unions petition Mnangagwa over demo detentions

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) on Monday said they have written to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa calling on him to release protesters who were recently detained following a protest action against steep fuel prices.

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28-Jan-2019 to 13:07

Botswana opposition coalition congratulates new DRC leader

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), a consortium of four opposition parties, on Monday congratulated Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi on assuming the role of leading the vast Central African country.

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28-Jan-2019 to 12:41

Hefty salary hike could spike Botswana’s budget deficit - Ministry

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Ministry of Finance has warned that the country’s budget deficit could widen to US$682 million during the 2019/20 financial year if the government embraces a recommendation to award a hefty salary hike to civil servants.

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28-Jan-2019 to 10:21

Masisi bullish about investment spin-offs from WEF

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — President Mokgweetsi Masisi is optimistic that Botswana’s first-ever participation at the just-ended World Economic Forum in Switzerland will bring investors to the southern African country, APA learned here Monday.

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24-Jan-2019 to 15:00

AU mechanism to scrutinize Botswana democratic credentials

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s democratic credentials will be subjected to scrutiny at the upcoming accession ceremony to the African Peer Review Mechanism Chief (APRM) scheduled for 9th February in Ethiopia, APA learned Thursday.

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24-Jan-2019 to 11:26

Botswana: Ruling party holds crisis meeting to avert split

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has called an emergency meeting to avert a looming split, as infighting over leadership in the party intensifies.

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23-Jan-2019 to 13:51

Botswana to export teachers to Seychelles, Mozambique

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana revealed on Wednesday that it is recruiting at least 21 teachers to work in Seychelles while another five will be exported to Mozambique.

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