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Govt Hikes Tariffs As Power Woes Worsen

[The Herald]Gaborone. -"To this end, tariffs will be adjusted by an average of 10 percent with effect 1st April 2014," Mokaila told CAJ News on yesterday....
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Gender Equality Not About Power - Dr Molokomme

[Government of Botswana]"Women's day is about celebrating their contributions, their struggles, and their strengths, often against odds," she said....

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'A Church Solely Dependent On Priests Won't Survive' - Botswana Bishop

[ACNS]A bishop from Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) has warned that "a church that is solely dependent on priests and consists of only Sunday church attenders will not survive."...
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Gender Parity Challenge to Polls

[SANF]The holding of elections in southern Africa and the rest of the African continent has always created some interesting reading....

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New York and Berlin Travelers Urged to Join Botswana Boycott

[Survival International]Supporters of the Bushman tribe in Botswana have targeted travel fairs in New York and Berlin to highlight the persecution of Africa's last hunting Bushmen by the Botswana government, following protests in London, Madrid and Milan....
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Zimbabwean Battered to Death in Botswana

[New Zimbabwe]A YOUNG family has been left distraught and emotionally marooned in Australia following the battering to death of their father in Botswana early this month....

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Horticulture Market Goes Wholesale

[Government of Botswana]Ministry of Agriculture is transforming the Botswana Horticultural Market into a wholesale market following outcry from farmers. The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Micus Chimbombi revealed this recently at the ministry's Letsema meeting at Botswana Police College....
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Botswana prepares for the worst

[IFRC]Hanna Butler and Ida Marstein, IFRC...

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Gaborone Games Are Test for National Sports Performance - COA Official

[ANGOP]Angola's participation in Youths Games in Gaborone, Botswana, is a test of the country's performance in the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Nanjing, China....
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Botswana Boasts Sound Banking Sector

[Government of Botswana]The banking sector, through which most payments take place, is stable and profitable, President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama has said....

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Govt Moves to Ensure Adequate Electricity, Water

[Government of Botswana]Government has embarked on a number of infrastructure development projects that are aimed at ensuring that the country has adequate supply of water and electricity going forward. The Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Mr Kitso Mokaila said this on Tuesday, March 4 when he was briefing…
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More Rainfall Expected

[Government of Botswana]The Department of Meteorological Services wishes to advise the public that the torrential rains that have been prevailing over most parts of the country in the last couple of days are expected to continue up to the end of this week. Given that the recent rains have resulted…

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Apex Bank Concern At Household Debt

[CAJ News]Gaborone -BOTSWANA'S central bank expressed concern at the country's household debt....
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Mighty Warriors Ready for Lady Zebras

[Zimbabwe Standard]MIGHTY Warriors host Botswana in the African Women Championships (ACW) first round second leg qualifier at Rufaro this afternoon, but coach Rosemary Mugadza is already looking beyond this fixture....

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A Look At Africa's Anti-Gay Laws

[Fahamu]African countries 'dealing' with gays the best way they know how - further criminalization...
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Zim and Botswana - A Tale of Two Nations

[Zimbabwe Independent]WHEN measured against the performance of President Ian Khama of Botswana, the dismal governance record of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe should come as no surprise....

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Botswana Ready to Pounce

[The Herald]BOTSWANA senior women's soccer team are hoping that history will not repeat itself on Sunday again and they will, once again, fall to Zimbabwe in the African Women Championships qualifier at Rufaro.Two years ago, in the same competition and at the same stage, Botswana were booted out by Mighty…
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Botswana Hails China for Showing Commitment Towards Fighting Illegal Ivory Trade

[Focac]Gaborone -Botswana's President Ian Khama on Wednesday hailed the Chinese government for showing unlimited commitment towards ending illegal trade of ivory....

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Allied Timbers Closes Botswana Unit

[The Herald]ALLIED Timbers Holdings has closed its Botswana business due to the fall in demand of roofing timber material in that country and has instead set sights on the Zambian market, a senior official said yesterday.Chief executive Mr Joseph Kanyekanye said the company has restructured its domestic marketing channel and…
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Youth Embrace Football Constituency Tournaments

[Government of Botswana]Constituency tournaments are said to be delivering targeted results as scores of youth who participate in the tournaments no longer indulge in alcohol and drugs....

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Poverty Eradication Flagship Programme On Course

[Government of Botswana]The Poverty Eradication Flagship Programme is on course, with a workshop scheduled to take place at Jamataka in the Tonota North Constituency from February 27. Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi, said at a media briefing in Gaborone on Tuesday, February 25, that the…
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Tertiary Education Fair to Address Skills Mismatch

[Government of Botswana]In its quest to address the problem of skills mismatch, the Botswana Tertiary Education Fair (BTEF) will once again give secondary school leavers a platform to learn more about career paths....

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President Khama Advises Civil Servants to Engage Community

[Government of Botswana]President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama has advised public officers to address kgotla meetings in villages they serve. Speaking during a kgotla meeting in Dutlwe last Thursday, February 20, President Khama said this would give the community a chance to air their concerns as well as to…
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Police Officers Entitled to Possess Guns

[Government of Botswana]Any police officer, despite his/her rank, is entitled to possess a firearm if it is necessary....

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