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President Masisi sacks 2 Botswana health ministry officials

Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi has dismissed the permanent secretary in the ministry of health and his deputy with immediate effect, the presidency said in a statement on Wednesday.The dismissals of permanent secretary Solomon Sekwakya and deputy permanent secretary Morrison...

Botswana set to auction elephant hunting licences

Botswana will on Friday hold its first major auction for trophy elephant hunting quotas since controversially scrapping a hunting ban last year, a wildlife official said.President Mokgweetsi Masisi's government in May revoked a moratorium, just a year after he...

Botswana records 1st suspected case of corona virus

Botswana authority say they have registered first suspected case of Corona virus, the passenger arrived from China at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport aboard Ethiopian Airways.The passenger is still under isolation while clinical investigation is progressing to determine if...

Ian Khama to sue Botswana over embezzling claim

Botswana's former President Ian Khama says he plans to sue the government for defamation after he, other former officials and a South African businesswoman were accused of embezzling billions of dollars.A department investigating state corruption in Botswana alleges that...

Botswana opposition to challenge president Masisi party victory in court

The main opposition party in Botswana, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), says it has proof that October's general election was rigged.Party leader Duma Boko told a press conference in Johannesburg that the High Court in Botswana has been...

Botswana opposition challenges election result in court

Botswana’s main opposition party is challenging in court the results of 16 parliamentary constituencies won by the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in last month’s election, party spokesperson Moeti Mohwasa told Reuters.The BDP was re-elected with 38 seats, but...

Botswana teenager charged for likening First lady to a comedian

A Botswana teenager has been charged with likening the First Lady, Neo Masisi to a local comedian called William Motsetserepa in a Facebook post, reports Mmegi Online.According to the news site, 19 year old, Moniwe Nicholas Kamwi was charged...

Botswana president, Masisi declared winner of election

Botwana's Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane has declared Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) presidential candidate, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, the winner of the country's October 23 election, local newspaper the Botswana Daily News is reporting. Masisi is the country's current president. The paper says the...

Vote counting under way in Botswana’s nail-biting election

Vote counting was under way Thursday in Botswana in a tight election seen as the first real political test for a country ruled by the same party since independence.Pre-election polling showed the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), battered by an...

Botswana head to poll for crucial general elections

Voters in Botswana head to the polls today for crucial general elections in one of Africa’s most stable democracies. Over 900,000 registered voters are expected to cast their ballots across the country to elect members of the national assembly and...
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UN experts accuse top Mali military officials of obstructing peace efforts

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