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2014-10-23 Close Contest Expected at Polls
[SANF]Close to a million Batswana will go to the polls on 24 October in parliamentary and local government elections that are expected to be closely contested.

2014-10-21 Elections Expose Nation's 'Fading' Democracy
[AfricaPlus]Botswana earned a reputation for political stability, electoral democracy, and economic growth in the 1970s and 1980s, when much of the African continent appeared to be mired in economic stagnation and authoritarian rule. This reputation has persisted despite contradictory developments.

2014-10-21 Campaigns End Ahead of Polls
[AEP]The political parties contesting in the Botswana general elections slated for this Friday 24 October 2014 ended their campaigns last Saturday ahead of the general elections experts foresee to be the toughest since independence in1966.

2014-10-21 Former President of Malawi to Lead AU Observer Mission
[AEP]Former president of Malawi, Joyce Banda, will be leading the African Union (AU) observer mission for Botswana's general elections on October 24, 2014 Friday.

2014-10-20 Former Speaker to Observe Botswana Election
[Daily Observer]The former speaker of the National Assembly of The Gambia, Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay, has been nominated amongst scores of prominent Africans to serve as monitors and observers in the forthcoming Botswana presidential election slated for 24th October 2014.

2014-10-20 Chinese Charity Association Donates to Botswana Disabilities
[Focac]Charity Association of Chinese in Botswana on Friday donated 175,000 pula (about 20,000 U.S. dollars) to a local NGO The Eagle Trust, to empower young people with disabilities through a life skill project.

2014-10-16 Tough Elections for Botswana
[OSISA]The October 24 general elections are likely be the most competitive in the history of Botswana. According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), 824,073 eligible voters have registered to vote in this year's elections.

2014-10-14 Botswana Reaffirms Support to Saharawi People's Right to Self-Determination
[SPS]New York -The Republic of Botswana on Friday reaffirmed its position of support to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination through an open referendum, adding it is saddened by that fact that a solution to Western Sahara question "has still not been found."

2014-10-14 From Dr Mugabe to Baby Spice in Southern Africa
[The Daily Vox]Each week award winning journalist KRISTEN VAN SCHIE brings you all the news that's worth knowing from across the SADC region. Here is this week's SADC wrap.

2014-10-14 SADC to Send Over 70 Observers
[AEP]The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will send over 70 Electoral Observer Mission (SEOM) to evaluate the 24th October 2014 elections in Botswana.

2014-10-13 Could Mining Help Conserve Okavango Delta?
[allAfrica]Understandably, the mining industry is not perceived as a bastion of environmental preservation. That many of the world's minerals and hydrocarbons are found in pristine environments is an unfortunate but inescapable reality.

2014-10-14 Ericsson to Manage Network Operations for Orange Botswana
[CIO]Orange Botswana has entered into a multi-year managed services agreement with Ericsson which will oversee Ericsson manage network operations for Orange Botswana.

2014-10-12 Regional Observers Head to Botswana for Polls
[]More than 70 observers will be deployed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observer Mission (SEOM) to assess the October 24 general elections in Botswana, says International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

2014-10-13 Egypt Revives Nations Cup Hopes With 2-0 Win in Botswana
[Egypt Online]Egypt made up for a disastrous start to their Nations Cup qualifying campaign by claiming a 2-0 victory away to Botswana on Friday which revived their hopes of reaching next year's Morocco finals as coach Shawky Gharib rang the changes.

2014-10-10 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane Arrives in Botswana for Polls
[]Pretoria -International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has arrived in Botswana for the launch of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Election Observer Mission.

2014-10-10 Hundreds of Bushmen Abused in Botswana - New Report
[Survival International]A new report from Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights, has revealed hundreds of cases of beatings, arrests and abuses suffered by the Kalahari Bushmen in Botswana at the hands of wildlife officers and police.

2014-10-09 Maintaining the Ecological Integrity of the Okavango Delta
[SAIIA]In June 2014 Botswana's Okavango Delta was enlisted as the 1000th UNESCO World Heritage Site - a status that underscores the Delta's global ecological significance and highlights the need to protect and manage this important biosphere.

2014-10-08 Misa Finds No Government or Public Institution Worthy of Golden Key Award for Openness
[MISA]On Friday 26 September, the Media Institute of Southern Africa in Botswana (MISA Botswana) marked International Right to Information Day (28 September) by announcing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperationas the recipient of this year's Golden Padlock Award for the most secretive government or public institution in Botswana. The announcement was made at a ceremony in Gaborone.

2014-10-07 Botswana Celebrates 48th National Day
[The Star]Tswanas living and working in Kenya gathered on Thursday evening at the Michael Joseph Centre to celebrate their 48th national day. September 30,1966 was the day that the landlocked country gained independence from the United Kingdom.

2014-10-03 President Shamed By Indigenous San Protest at Election Rally
[Survival International]Botswana's President Ian Khama was met with protests during an election rally at a Bushman eviction camp last Saturday, over government attempts to starve the Bushmen off their ancestral land in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

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