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2014-08-22 Court Orders Free HIV Meds for Foreign Prisoners
[SALC]Gaborone -Today, the Botswana High Court ordered the government to provide anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to HIV-positive, foreign prisoners at state expense.

2014-08-22 "Not Accepting Death Impedes Palliative Care in Botswana" - Hospice Manager.
[ACNS]A hospice manager has revealed that a culture of not accepting death as an natural process is preventing people in Botswana getting palliative care.

2014-08-21 Gladiators Beat Botswana 5-2
[Namibian]Thomalina Adams opened the scoring with a penalty after only 4 minutes.

2014-08-20 Gladiators Take On Botswana
[Namibian]Namibia's Brave Gladiators take on Botswana in an international friendly match on Wednesday afternoon as part of their preparations for the African Women's Championships in October.

2014-08-19 Botswana Elected SADC Deputy Chair
[The Herald]Victoria Falls -BOTSWANA President Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama was yesterday elected new deputy SADC chair while South African president Jacob Zuma landed the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation chair. Zuma takes over from outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba, who is set to step down in November after serving two terms in office when his country goes for elections.

2014-08-18 Demonetisation of Old Coin
[Government of Botswana]The Bank hereby reminds the public that the old Botswana coin will be demonetised with effect from August 28, 2014. Thereafter, the coin will be exchanged only at the Bank of Botswana in Gaborone and Francistown for a period of five (5) years until August 28, 2019.

2014-08-18 'We Need to Educate Women!'
[Gender Links]Gaborone -Gender Links is celebrating women during August, and has just published the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer which interrogates the gaps hindering gender equality, which among many, include women's disproportionate access to education and the economy.

2014-08-14 Nominate a Driver of Change
[Southern Africa Trust]The Southern Africa Trust is calling for nominations from individuals and organisations who are changing lives or those who know of someone who is, for the Drivers of Change 2014 Awards.

2014-08-14 Journalist Attacked By Prison Officer
[MISA]On Tuesday 5 August 2014, The Voice Journalist Chenjelani Baraedi was attacked by a prison officer for taking photographs of a man accused of raping two women in Francistown.

2014-08-15 Angola Draw With Botswana
[ANGOP]Luanda -The national football team drew 0-0 last Wednesday at 11 de Novembro Stadium, in Luanda, with Botswana, in a friendly match.

2014-08-14 Botswana Imposes Travel Restrictions Over Ebola
[The Herald]In a telephone interview with Xinhua yesterday, Doreen Motshegwa, the spokesperson for the health ministry said Batswana (Botswana citizens) are advised to suspend or postpone travel to the affected countries, and everyone entering Botswana would be subjected to screening at entry points.

2014-08-13 ICT Pitso 2014 "Unleashing the Power of Broadband - Enriching...
[Government of Botswana]The Ministry of Transport and Communications will hold the 5th Annual ICT Pitso conference on the 4th and 5th of September 2014 at Tlotlo Hotel in Gaborone under the theme "Unleashing The Power of Broadband; Enriching communities." The Pitso will bring together all stakeholders in the Information Communications Technology (ICT) Industry to harness the transformative power of Broadband for social and economic growth , and as a way forward come up with ways to facilitate the transition of the country to a di

2014-08-11 Mutual and Federal in Botswana Now Trades As Old Mutual
[Ghanaian Chronicle]Mutual & Federal (M&F) Botswana has started trading as Old Mutual Short-Term Insurance. M&F has been operating in Botswana since 1994, offering a range of short-term insurance products and services. As Old Mutual Botswana, the financial services company will continue to offer insurance solutions for businesses, farmers and individuals through brokers as well as directly to the public. Old Mutual, which purchased Ghana's Provident Life Assurance last year, is listed on both the London and Johann

2014-08-07 UN Teams Up Against Gender-Based Violence
[UNDP]Nine United Nations agencies have launched an ambitious new programme to eliminate gender-based violence (GBV) in Botswana, which affects nearly two-thirds of all women across the country, and large numbers of children.

2014-08-07 His Excellency the President's Statement to Parliament
[Government of Botswana]As the final session of this the 10th Parliament draws to a close, and as the 7th of August is the last day of its sitting, I considered it appropriate to join you this afternoon in order to announce the date of dissolution, as well as the date for the holding of General and Local Elections.

2014-08-06 Letshego Sees Namibia As a Key Territory
[Namibian]THE Botswana-based financial group, Letshego Holdings, which was recently awarded a provisional licence by the central bank sees Namibia as a 'key territory' in its expansion progamme.

2014-08-01 San Cleared of Poaching, Says NGO
[Survival International]Four Bushmen accused of poaching on their ancestral land have escaped up to five years in jail after a Botswana court threw out their case last week.

2014-08-01 Zambia U-17 Face Botswana
[Times of Zambia]THE Zambia Under-17 soccer squad this evening goes into battle with Botswana in Gaborone with one clear mission - making it to the third round of qualifiers for the Niger 2015 Africa Under-17 Championship.

2014-07-30 Rebuttal - Mosu Homes for the President
[Government of Botswana]GOVERNMENT HAS NOT CONSTRUCTED HOMES FOR THE PRESIDENT FAMILY OR FRIENDS AT MOSU. For the record, the Office of the President wishes to once more reassure the public that neither the BDF nor anyone else in Government has been involved in the construction of the homes of either H.E. the President, members of his family, or anyone else at the Khama family compound outside of Mosu. This Office finds it necessary to reiterate this fact in the light of a front page article that appeared in the latest (26/7/14)

2014-07-24 Interpol Arrests Two Nationals
[The Herald]International Police have arrested two people in Harare on allegations of stealing a laptop that contained classified information belonging to Botswana Examination Council (BEC). Police yesterday confirmed the arrests of the suspects last month in the city. According to Interpol, the laptop was stolen in December last year.

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