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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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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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