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2014-04-24 Helicopter Debris Found, Crew Dead
[Government of Botswana]A search and rescue team has found debris of the Botswana Police Service's helicopter with all the three persons who were on board dead.

2014-04-24 Nam Joins Search for Missing Botswana Helicopter
[Namibian]THE Ministry of Works and Transport and the Police Air Wing unit yesterday launched a search mission for a missing helicopter from neighbouring Botswana.

2014-04-22 Deadline Looms for Europe Trade Talks
[The Trade Beat]Despite the World Trade Organization's Doha Round negotiations displaying signs of life with the conclusion of the Trade Facilitation Agreement during the Bali Ministerial in December last year, the negotiation and conclusion of comprehensive bilateral and regional trade agreements by many of the world's industrialised economies, including the United States, Australia, Japan, Canada, Korea and the European Union (EU), continues apace.

2014-04-23 Helicopter Search Continues
[Government of Botswana]A search and rescue team has been dispatched to look for a Botswana Police Service (BPS) helicopter that went missing on Sunday April 20 with three crew members on board. The helicopter went missing while returning from Gumare to Maun in the evening.

2014-04-16 Botswana Boycotts Regional Polls
[SW Radio]Botswana's President Ian Khama has reiterated that his country will no longer take part in regional election observer teams, because of the flawed polls in Zimbabwe last year.

2014-04-17 Four Players Picked for Next Month Africa Youth Championships in Gaborone
[The Star]Kenya will send four tennis players to the Africa Youth Games next month in Gaborone, Botswana. The players include Kevin Cheruiyot, Ishmael Changawa, Stephanie Mbaya and Judy Nkacha.

2014-04-17 The Girl Child Can
[Gender Links]GG Phaladi is a youth leader and activist in Botswana who was presenting her work on gender and leadership at the SADC Gender Protocol@Work Summit that took place between 14 and 16 April in Gaborone. "The girl child can! We should not be judged on the basis of our gender," was GG's message who won the runner up award for leadership at the Award ceremony last night.

2014-04-17 Celebrating Gender Drivers of Change
[Gender Links]After two days of grueling judging and presentations of best practice, the SADC Gender Protocol@Work Summit ended with a celebratory and festive award ceremony last night. The summit awards rewarded six runner ups and six winners for the their work in pushing for gender equality in their communities.The winners will go on to present their work and compete with winners from across the region at the Regional Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa on 26 May.

2014-04-16 Govt Addresses Gender Imbalance
[Government of Botswana]Botswana has effectively addressed gender inequality with positive results across both the public and private sectors, UNFPA country representative, Ms Aisha Camara-Drammeh has said.

2014-04-16 Palapye Region Registers 47 Malaria Cases
[Government of Botswana]The Palapye Administration Authority has registered 47 cases of malaria this year.

2014-04-15 Police Volunteers Programme On Going
[Government of Botswana]Parliament has been told that it is not true that the police volunteers programme has been discontinued in Francistown.

2014-04-15 President Khama On SADC Election Observer Missions
[Government of Botswana]Below is an excerpt on Botswana Government Youtube from H.E. the President Lt. General Seretse Khama's extended January 2014 interview with BTV, which mostly focuses on foreign policy issu...es.

2014-04-15 Govt Increases Compensation
[Government of Botswana]After reviewing the Wildlife Conservation and National Parks Act of 1982 last year, government has increased compensation for property destroyed by elephants and lions.

2014-04-15 Gender Injustice Prevails
[Gender Links]In her keynote address at the Botswana Protocol@Work Summit opening ceremony yesterday, Kelebogile Kgabi- Deputy Permenant Secretary of the Botswana Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs, commended all the participants for their contributions and encouraged them to continue doing good work to advance gender equality, "This country needs more people like yourselves."

2014-04-15 5050 Remains Elusive
[Gender Links]At the opening ceremony of the Botswana SADC Protocol@Work Summit that kicked off yesterday in Gaborone President of the Botswana Association of Local Authorities (BALA) Reverend Moruakgomo spoke about the importance of the 5050 campaign and urged political parties to reconsider their systems of representation that render women a minority in politics.

2014-04-15 Give Equal Voice to Women
[Gender Links]Professor, Richard Rooney, Head of Media studies at the University of Botswana, which is a Gender Links Gender and Media Education Institution (GIME), highlighted the importance of gender mainstreaming in media training institutions, media houses and media content. He highlighted some of the on-going issues concerning gender and the media and what strategies the media needs to implement in order to both increase women's representation in the media and advance gender sensitive coverage and representation. C

2014-04-10 Law Ministers Meeting in Botswana to Discuss Rule of Law and Human Rights in the Commonwealth
[Commonwealth]Law ministers and attorneys-general from the 53-member Commonwealth will meet in Gaborone, Botswana early next month to discuss law and justice issues affecting Commonwealth citizens, and continue regional and international advocacy on issues of common concern. The meeting's theme is: 'Consolidating the Rule of Law and Human Rights in the Commonwealth.'

2014-04-11 Namibia, Botswana to Play At Zim Bowls
[The Herald]THIS year's Nationals Easter Bowls tournament will have a foreign flavour after organisers invited participants from neighbouring countries Botswana and Namibia.

2014-04-10 Electronic Communications and Transactions Bill Passes
[Government of Botswana]Parliament has passed the Electronic Communications and Transactions Bill, 2013 (No. 25 of 2013) that was tabled before Parliament, for second reading, by trade and industry minister, Ms Dorcas Makgato-Malesu.

2014-04-09 Botswana, Zambia Hunting Ban Boosts Zim
[CAJ News]Victoria Falls -ZIMBABWE has projected revenue from safari hunting to increase significantly this year following the ban on wildlife hunting in neighbouring Botswana and Zambia.

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