Batswana Life Expectancy Increases
[Government of Botswana]Life expectancy at birth has increased from 56 to 68 years between 2001 and 2011, says the Secretary for Economic and Financial policy, Dr Taufila Nyamadzabo, who was speaking at the 2011 Population and housing census dissemination conference.
Bank of Botswana - New Family of Coin to be Introduced
[Government of Botswana]The public is informed that the Bank will introduce a new family of coin in the first quarter of 2014. The introduction of the new coin follows a comprehensive review of the national currency, in this case Botswana coin. This is in line with international norms where currency is reviewed and updated periodically to take account of latest technology trends and security features. Indeed, in designing and minting the new family of coin, the Bank accessed the latest technology in the industry with a view to pr
Farmers Urged to Take Advantage of Recent Rains
[Government of Botswana]Farmers throughout the country have been urged to take advantage of the recent rains during the third week of November and to date marking the onset of the 2013/14 cropping season.
Venson-Moitoi Applauds Japan
[Government of Botswana]The Minister of Education and Skills Development, Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, has paid tribute to Japan for its commitment to helping other countries uplift the living standards of their people.
Botswana Can Benefit From Unesco
[Government of Botswana]Botswana can benefit from its United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) membership.
Botswana the Least Corrupt in Africa, Mozambique Remains Among the Corrupt
[Verdade]Botswana is at the top of the list of the 10 least corrupt African countries, while Somalia continues to be the most corrupt on the continent, according to the 2013 report from Transparency International (TI) announced on Tuesday (3). Mozambique lost a point (from 31 in 2012 to 30 this year), but moved up in the global ranking to the 119th position (out of a total 177).
Air Botswana Seeks Partners
[Government of Botswana]The Minister of Transport and Communications, Mr Nonofo Molefhi says efforts are being made to find suitable airline partners with a view to improve airline services in the country.
Youth Games Preps On Course
[The Herald]THE 2nd African Youth Games preparations continue in earnest with the chef de mission seminar taking place in the host city of Gaborone,Botswana, on Wednesday and Thursday.A total of 53 delegates representing all member countries are expected to attend this important session which comes just six months before the staging of the Games which have been slated to run from May 22 to 31, 2014.
Young Warriors Beat Botswana to Progress
[Zimbabwe Standard]Zimbabwe Young Warriors surged through to the next round of the Cosafa Under-20 Championship currently underway in Lesotho after they convincingly beat Botswana 3-0 at Mafeteng Stadium yesterday.
Orange and Mascom to Rollout Wimax-Molefhi
[Government of Botswana]According to the International Telecommunication Union, the Fourth Generation (4G) standard or international Mobile Telecommunication-Advanced (ITM-Advanced) comprises Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-Advanced) and WirelessMAN-Advanced (WiMAX).
MMWER Not Aware of Royalty Payments to Councils
[Government of Botswana]The Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, the Honourable Kitso Mokaila, has informed Parliament that he is not aware of any past payments of royalties from minerals resources to local councils.
2400 Register for Back to School in Kgatleng
[Government of Botswana]According to the Chairperson of the Kgatleng District Council, Mr. Tona Mooketsi, 2400 applications were received in Kgatleng last year Back to School initiative
Summit Pledges Action to Save Elephants
[Deutsche Welle]African states in which the illegal ivory trade flourishes have agreed to take urgent measures to try and contain it, promising to secure elephant populations across the continent.
Thrilling Opening Day of Regional U20s
[Cosafa]Hosts Lesotho twice came from behind to force a 2-2 draw with Comoros, while Botswana defeated Swaziland 2-0 on a thrilling opening day of the 2013 COSAFA Youth Championships in Maseru on Tuesday.
Sub-Saharan Africa Scores Badly on Corruption Index
[VOA]Several African nations were among the worst performers in Transparency International's annual report on perceived corruption.
Curb Security Threats - Defence Minister
[Times of Zambia]DEFENCE Minister Geoffrey Mwamba has urged defence and security personnel from Zambia and Botswana to come up with workable measures to curb defence and security threats between the two countries.
Goverment Committed to Bargaining Council - Masisi
[Government of Botswana]Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi says government is committed to the public service bargaining council.
Botswana "Least Corrupt in Africa" By Transparency International
[Government of Botswana]Transparency International (TI) today released its 2013 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) in Berlin. This Office is pleased to announce that, for the 18th year in a row, Botswana was cited as being the least corrupt country in Africa, as well as among the least corrupt countries in the world.
Deepen Relations, PS Advises Zambia, Botswana's Defence, Security Wings
[Times of Zambia]DEFENCE Permanent Secretary Rosemary Salukatula has urged defence and security wings in Zambia and Botswana to deepen their relationships by exploring more areas of cooperation to ensure continued peace and security along the common border.
African, Asian Nations Agree On 'Urgent' Steps to Save Elephants
[VOA]Washington -An international gathering in Botswana has come to agreement on the urgent steps to be taken to combat the illegal trade in ivory and protect elephant populations in Africa.