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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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10-Jan-2019 to 13:38

Mogae blasts Venson-Moitoi for challenging Masisi for presidency

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Former Botswana leader Festus Mogae has castigated ex-local government minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi for challenging President Mokgweetsi Masisi for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) presidency.

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09-Jan-2019 to 17:35

Botswana bans South African beef over FMD outbreak

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Ministry of Agriculture said Wednesday that it has banned the import of live cloven hoofed animals and their products from neighbouring South Africa after a report of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Limpopo province.

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