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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09-Jan-2019 to 10:38

Masisi, Khama feud escalates to court

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — A war of words between Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor Ian Khama has erupted afresh before a court, with the former’s lawyers asking the court to remove the latter from a case in which he is cited as Third Respondent.

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08-Jan-2019 to 13:00

Botswana places more restrictions on vegetable imports

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana on Tuesday imposed further restrictions on imports of horticultural products, a few months after imposing a similar ban on movement of selected crops into the country.

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08-Jan-2019 to 12:38

Botswana: SADC countries tighten screws on ivory trade

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have made a proposal to prevent any future plans to sell ivory ahead of a CITES meeting scheduled for May 23-June 3 in Sri Lanka, APA learnt here on Tuesday.

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07-Jan-2019 to 10:42

Rights activists slam Botswana over deportations of refugees

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has come under fire from a Namibian human rights group over what the organisation describes as the brutal and cruel treatment and forcible deportation of refugees from the neighbouring country.

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