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16-Jan-2019 to 10:23

Botswana: Ex-spy chief arrested, threatens to topple Gov’t

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Former Botswana Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Isaac Kgosi was arrested late Wednesday at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport upon his arrival from Dubai.

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16-Jan-2019 to 08:15

Ex-Botswana presidents clash over governance issues

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s former President Festus Mogae and his successor Ian Khama are at each other’s throats following a fallout between Khama and the current leader Mokgweetsi Masisi, APA can reveal Wednesday.

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14-Jan-2019 to 11:13

Botswana: Lowest levels of registration undermine elections

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has revealed that it is far from reaching its target of 1 273 880 registration of eligible voters, as the Southern African nation heads to a poll in October this year.

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14-Jan-2019 to 11:13

Low voter registration as Botswana readies for 2019 poll

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has revealed that it is far from reaching its target of 1,273,880 registration of eligible voters as the Southern African nation heads to a dicey poll in October this year, APA learnt here Monday.

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11-Jan-2019 to 15:36

Botswana: Masisi’s female challenger defends ambition

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pelonomi Venson Moitoi on Friday defended her decision to challenge President Mokgweetsi Masisi for the presidency of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).

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11-Jan-2019 to 13:39

SADC urges calm in DRC amid election outcome dispute

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) on Friday urged Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) political parties, election candidates and their supporters to exercise restraint while the dispute over the outcome of the December 30 presidential poll is being resolved.

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10-Jan-2019 to 13:51

Botswana poised for economic boom despite political hiccups

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Figures released by Statistics Botswana on Thursday show that the southern African country’s economy grew by 4.2 percent in the third quarter of 2018, higher than the 3.5 percent recorded in the same period in 2017.

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