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31-Dec-2020 to 08:56

Botswana, Namibia leaders call for calm amid border tension

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana and Namibia have called for calm and patience amid simmering tensions following last month’s fatal shooting of three Namibians and one Zambian national by the Botswana Defence Force.

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28-Dec-2020 to 12:34

Botswana: About 900 curfew violators arrested

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Close to 900 people were arrested in the past two days for allegedly violating Botswana’s night curfew, the police said on Monday.

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03-Dec-2020 to 12:15

Five Botswana soldiers survive helicopter crash

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Five members of the Botswana Defence Force escaped death by a whisker on Wednesday when a helicopter they were travelling in crashed on take-off during an anti-poaching operation in the north of the country, army spokesperson Tebo Dikole said on Thursday.

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01-Dec-2020 to 12:53

Botswana establishes special courts to handle GBV cases

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s special courts on gender-based violence (GBV) commenced sitting on Tuesday, with more than 200 cases to be heard over the next three months.

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27-Nov-2020 to 17:42

SADC targets regional response to Mozambique crisis by March 2021

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Southern African leaders on Friday agreed to come up with a comprehensive regional response to the armed insurgency in Mozambique which has triggered a humanitarian crisis amid a surge in internally displaced persons in the country.

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24-Nov-2020 to 13:07

Botswana to allow crossborder passenger traffic on December 1

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana will open its borders to crossborder buses and other vehicles on December 1 as the government eases restrictions imposed at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic almost eight months ago, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday.

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16-Nov-2020 to 12:25

Botswana unveils $115m COVID-19 financial bailout for firms

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has unveiled a US$115 million facility to assist local businesses with loans to weather the economic headwinds triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to local media on Monday.

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