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21-Jan-2019 to 12:42

Upcoming Botswana polls could delay budget balancing – Moody’s

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The forthcoming 2019 Botswana elections are likely to delay the country’s plans to tighten its budget and erase deficits, global credit rating agency Moody’s said on Monday.

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21-Jan-2019 to 10:07

Botswana: SADC congratulates DRC president-elect

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has congratulated the President-elect of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Felix Tshisekedi following national elections held on 30 December 2018 and last week’s Constitutional Court endorsement of the poll outcome.

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19-Jan-2019 to 13:00

Botswana: Arrest of ex-spy chief riles opposition

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s opposition coalition, the Umbrella for Democratic Change, UDC, on Friday criticised the Directorate of Security and Intelligence (DIS)’s decision to ambush and arrest its former director-general Isaac Kgosi at the airport in the full glare of the media.

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19-Jan-2019 to 12:18

Botswana: Zimbabwe citizens protest at embassy over fuel hike

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Zimbabwe citizens living in Botswana on Friday demonstrated at the country’s embassy in the capital Gaborone, in a protest against the Zimbabwean government’s decision to increase fuel prices by 150 percent.

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19-Jan-2019 to 04:16

SADC appeals to inter’ community to respect DRC sovereignty

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika has issued a statement appealing to the international community to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) APA, learned here Friday.

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17-Jan-2019 to 14:21

Botswana eases ban on South African beef imports

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana on Thursday announced a partial lifting of a ban on imports of meat and dairy products from neighbouring South Africa where an outbreak of foot and mouth disease has been reported.

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16-Jan-2019 to 13:19

Botswana makes uturn, backs SADC position on ivory trade

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has thrown its weight behind Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe to compel the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to open up ivory markets for the four Southern African nations, APA can reveal on Wednesday.

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