Botswana
  • Authorities in Botswana issue cholera alert
    18 january 2018 11:19:35
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana is on high alert following the outbreak of cholera in East and Central African countries including Malawi, Kenya, South Sudan, Mozambique, Tanzania and Angola. Full text...
  • Youth League of Botswana's opposition party asks education minister to resign
    16 january 2018 11:05:35
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The Youth League of the opposition Botswana Congress Party (BCL) is demanding the resignation of the minister of Basic Education, Dr. Unity Dow, because of "gross incompetence". Full text...
  • Botswana’s human rights put under spotlight
    15 january 2018 12:21:12
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana has comes under the spotlight of the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time in three years. Full text...
  • Botswana death row inmate escapes hanging
    09 january 2018 17:49:32
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s Court of Appeal on Tuesday set free a death row inmate, Tsholefelo Maselwa, who was arrested in April 2009 for murder in attempted robbery. Full text...
  • Bank scam hits Botswana
    08 january 2018 14:34:02
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) has identified suspicious transactions in some customers’ accounts transacted over the weekend. Full text...
  • Botswana records alarming rape cases during festive season
    05 january 2018 07:31:03
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana recorded 80 rape cases over the festive season, law enforcement officers have reported. Full text...
  • Botswana allays advocating for ivory stockpiles sale
    14 december 2017 12:53:18
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has denied reports alleging that the country will put pressure on Convention on International Trade on Endangered Species (CITES) to allow the sale of ivory stockpiles. Full text...
  • US, Botswana differ on Jerusalem's status
    07 december 2017 15:43:45
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has condemned the United States of America’s ‘regressive decision’ to recognise Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. Full text...
  • Botswana denies deporting Zimbabwe’s former VP
    02 december 2017 15:34:09
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has allayed media reports suggesting that Zimbabwe’s former vice President Phekezela Mphoko was deported from the country.Full text...
  • Botswana targets to end HIV/AIDS transmission by 2030
    01 december 2017 10:47:26
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President Ian Khama has said the country needs to step up efforts to address rampant social ills to realise ending HIV/AIDS by 2030.Full text...
  • 'Gender-based violence on the rise in Botswana'
    29 november 2017 10:17:11
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s educators have condemned sexual abuse of girls and young women with Chatapiwa Mabutho, Secretary for Gender at Botswana Sectors of Educators Trade Union (BOSETU) on Wednesday lamenting that family members are protected after perpetrating rape and sexual abuse of children. Full text...
  • New polymer note for Botswana
    27 november 2017 15:44:03
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has introduced polymer notes for the country’s lowest note denomination P10 (approximately USD1). Full text...
  • SADC lauds Mugabe's 'bold decision' to resign
    24 november 2017 06:04:00
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - As Zimbabwe prepares on Friday to swear in its only second president since independence in 1980, the Secretariat of the regional grouping, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has commended former President Robert Gabriel Mugabe, for his "bold decision" to resign. Full text...
  • Botswana’s agriculture sector lures more expatriates
    23 november 2017 12:27:36
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s latest labour data indicates that the country has attracted more foreign employees in the agriculture sector. Full text...
  • Botswana retains support to Zimbabweans
    22 november 2017 16:21:16
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has lifted a travel embargo on its citizens intending to travel to Zimbabwe following the resignation of President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday as Zimbabwe’s leader. Full text...
  • Botswana President Khama tells President Mugabe to step down
    21 november 2017 12:25:53
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has sent a letter to Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe asking him to resign.Full text...
  • Botswana issues travel advice over Zimbabwe situation
    15 november 2017 10:40:13
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana on Wednesday issued a travel advice to citizens intending to travel to Zimbabwe following reports of a military takeover in that country.Full text...
  • Botswana announces plan to cut electricity imports
    13 november 2017 20:04:27
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) on Monday said it has embarked on a US$430 million power project in its bid to reduce electricity imports from Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia.Full text...
  • De Beers empowers women entrepreneurs in Botswana
    09 november 2017 12:04:46
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - International Diamond Company, De Beers, has announced a three-year investment scheme in capacity-building to support women micro-entrepreneurs in selected Botswana villages.Full text...
  • Botswana remains steadfast on global issues - President Khama
    06 november 2017 15:34:29
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - President Ian Khama says Botswana will continue to play a critical and influential role in the promotion of global issues. Full text...
  • JICA funds Botswana’s forest monitoring system
    02 november 2017 14:49:04
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) has assisted Botswana develop a national forest monitoring system (NFMS).Full text...
  • Private sector calls for paradigm shift in Botswana to attract FDI
    31 october 2017 12:42:40
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has been challenged to adopt a paradigm shift, if the country is to compete and attract foreign direct investment (FDI) among her peers. Full text...
  • Botswana’s ease of doing business on spotlight
    27 october 2017 14:52:12
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – As part of efforts to improve the ease of doing business in, authorities have launched the "Botswana One Stop Service Centre (BOSSC). Full text...
  • Startups in Botswana get int'l exposure
    27 october 2017 14:46:16
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Stanbic Bank Botswana and international Seedstars World have embarked on a campaign to unveil Botswana’s best entreprenuers. Full text...
  • Botswana slashes bank rates to 5%
    24 october 2017 12:23:07
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s central bank has cut the national lending bank rate to 5 percent.Full text...
  • Orange rolls out Street Finder signage in Botswana
    20 october 2017 09:57:21
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s mobile operator, Orange, has financed the pioneering nationwide Street Finder project to provide street signs to over 500 locations across the country. Full text...
  • Botswana: Botswana brushes aside Mugabe’s comments
    05 october 2017 18:23:49
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s foreign affairs office has dismissed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s comments on the country’s loss of the African Union (AU) top post. Full text...
  • Botswana: Police in Botswana intercept smuggling of stolen goods
    05 october 2017 16:22:02
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana police have intercepted suspected stolen laptops in a Zimbabwe bound bus. Full text...
  • Botswana: Botswana records moderate GDP
    28 september 2017 14:11:35
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s data authority has reported a drop in the country’s estimated Gross Domestic Produce (GDP) for the second quarter. Full text...
  • Botswana: Trump congratulates Botswana on 51st independence day
    28 september 2017 09:21:49
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - US President Donald Trump on Thursday sent a message to Botswana’s President Ian Khama congratulating the country on its 51st birthday which falls on 30 September. Full text...
  • Botswana: New immigration boards to lure investment into Botswana
    27 september 2017 15:08:06
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has established Immigrants Sector-Specific Selection Boards (ISSBs) to fasttrack permit issuance to foreign employees. Full text...
  • Botswana: FIFA grant helps Botswana revive grassroots football activities
    27 september 2017 09:28:44
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana Football Association (BFA) have contracted Artificial Grass Africa to revive the country’s old playing natural turf field adjacent to the national stadium in the capital Gaborone with artificial turf. Full text...
  • Botswana: Botswana’s 'tennis ball size' diamond sold
    26 september 2017 07:59:42
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Canadian company Lucara Diamond has sold the historic 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona recovered from the Karowe mine in Botswana in November 2015.Full text...
  • Botswana: Diamond production increases in Botswana
    25 september 2017 19:37:27
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Statistics Botswana (SB) on Monday said the index of mining production (IMP) stood at 87.3 in the second quarter of 2017 showing a year-on-year increase of 1.5 percent from 86.0 during the second quarter of 2016. Full text...
  • Botswana: Diamonds exports rise in Botswana
    25 september 2017 10:22:06
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Statistics Botswana, the country’s data authority’s latest international merchandise trade statistics report indicates soaring diamonds exports.Full text...
  • Botswana: Botswana VP dismisses ill-health reports
    25 september 2017 09:37:07
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi has dismissed reports of being hospitalised in New York after attending the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Full text...
  • Botswana: Botswana improves electoral needs for disabled persons
    22 september 2017 19:56:56
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has heightened initiatives targeting people living with disabilities (PLWDs). Full text...
  • Botswana: FMD outbreak reported in Botswana
    22 september 2017 19:51:51
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has reported a suspected outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in the north-west district of the country. Full text...
  • Botswana: Tlou ready to build CBM power plant in Botswana
    21 september 2017 18:02:52
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Australian mining company Tlou Energy has submitted a proposal to develop 100 MW from a coal-bed methane (CBM) fuelled power plant in Botswana. Full text...
  • Botswana: Technology hiccups hits Botswana’s e-portals
    21 september 2017 13:21:02
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s e-government portals are experiencing perennial hiccups, authorities announced on Thursday. Full text...
  • Botswana: Power line electrocutes elephants in Botswana
    20 september 2017 13:49:09
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Nine elephants were electrocuted by a high volt 33kV distribution power line in Botswana’s Dukwi, in the Central District area, on Monday. Full text...
  • Botswana: Moody’s paints positive economic curve for Botswana
    20 september 2017 11:29:44
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - International economic analyst Moody’s Investors Service's latest country report on Botswana has projected a positive economic trajectory for the southern African country. Full text...
  • Botswana: Botswana sets out to improve civil registration
    18 september 2017 18:48:21
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana intends to develop, implement and maintain its human identification system in line with the evolving technology, the government said on Monday. Full text...
  • Botswana: Botswana to ratify 5th Montreal Protocol amendment
    18 september 2017 15:09:13
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has announced intentions to ratify Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, a global commitment to stop climate change. Full text...
  • Botswana: Botswana struggling to reduce power import bill
    15 september 2017 16:26:49
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s data authority has revealed that the country reduced its imported electricity during the second quarter of this year. Full text...
  • Botswana: Inflation remains stable in Botswana
    15 september 2017 14:00:48
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s annual inflation rate has remained stable over the months of July and August. Full text...
  • Botswana: US facilitates increase of Botswana’s clinical laboratories
    14 september 2017 14:55:54
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s laboratory capacity to meet the needs of people living with HIV (PLHIV) has been amplified in the country’s second capital, Francistown. Full text...
  • Botswana: Psychosocial support hels reduce suicide rate in Botswana
    14 september 2017 14:50:39
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has recorded a decrease in suicide rates over the past years following increased psychosocial support to would-be victimsFull text...
  • Botswana: Botswana reconsiders music festival ban
    11 september 2017 15:32:59
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has temporary suspended a presidential directive to cancel music festival at stadium and public places. Full text...
  • Botswana: SADC condemns assassination of Lesotho Defence Force chief
    06 september 2017 09:56:27
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has strongly condemned Tuesday's assassination of the Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF), Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso. Full text...

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