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2014-09-29 Parties Step Up Election Campaigns
[AEP]With less than a month left for Botswana to have its general election, political parties have intensified their campaigns as they prepare for the forthcoming October 24 elections.

2014-09-30 Botswana Won't Join Our Bid
[The Herald]ZIMBABWE'S chances of securing the rights to stage the 2017 African Cup of Nations were dealt another big blow when their proposed co-hosts Botswana withdrew from the bidding process ahead of today's Confederation of African Football deadline. Although Zifa pressed ahead and submitted their bid document at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, yesterday, they had to go it alone after failing to get Botswana to partner them.

2014-09-29 Slizer to Launch DVD in Zim
[The Herald]Slizer's love for Zimbabwe seems to grow with each visit to the country. The Motswana music and dance star -- born Kaledi Naisara -- who has toured the country several times over the last couple of years, has decided to launch her DVD album titled "Bazooker" in Harare. She is expected in the country tomorrow for the launch set for Private Lounge on Thursday. Besides the "Bazooker" DVD launch, the trip will also see Slizer playing a prominent part in Tongai "Dhewa" Moyo commemorations set for this weekend.

2014-09-26 Botswana Elections 2014 Fact Sheet
[AEP]Botswana is one of the 48 landlocked countries located on Southern Africa. Botswana became independent from British rule in 30 September, 1966. It has, since then, maintained a good reputation as a stable representative democracy; this is evident in their consistent record of uninterrupted, free and fair democratic elections. Despite this feat, it is considered a one party dominant state with the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) being in power since independence.

2014-09-25 Zim's AFCON Bid Still Alive
[The Herald]ZIMBABWE'S prospects of hosting the 2017 African Cup of Nations remain open and alive despite doubts being cast over the country's eligibility to stage such an event, which have been sparked by conflicting signals on the Confederation of African Football's criteria.

2014-09-24 President Khama, Two Others Approved to Contest Presidency
[AEP]The Chief Justice of Botswana, Maruping Dibotelo has approved nominated presidential candidates for the general elections billed for October 24. The nominations were done at the High Court in Gaborone on Saturday, the Botswana Press Agency reported on Monday.

2014-09-25 Kenya Begin 'Road to Rio' Against Botswana
[The Star]Kenya's under-23 football squad start their campaign to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics with a match against Botswana in the first round slated for next month. The clash will renew the under-23 side's rivalry with the Zebras whom they beat 3-1 here in Nairobi in an international friendly two years ago.

2014-09-25 Young Warriors Date Botswana
[The Herald]ZPC Kariba coach Saul Chaminuka will take charge of the de facto national soccer team when he leads the national Under-23 side in a hastily-arranged international friendly against Botswana in Gaborone on September 30.

2014-09-24 Zimbabwe Asks Botswana For Joint Bid for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals
[New Zimbabwe]AFTER being turned down by Zambia, Zimbabwe is talking to Botswana for a joint bid for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals.

2014-09-24 Misa Botswana Organises Election Reporting Workshops
[MISA]The Botswana workshops on Elections Reporting took place on the 15 to 16 and 18 to 19 September in Gaborone and Francistown respectively, facilitated by veteran journalist and MISA Mozambique Chairperson, Mr Fernando Goncalves Andre. Mr Ellard Manjawara, a Communications lecturer at the

2014-09-23 Zim Turns to Botswana
[The Herald]ZIMBABWE have continued their efforts to convince the Confederation of African Football to consider their bid to stage the 2017 African Cup of Nations with the country yesterday sounding out another neighbour -- Botswana - on the possibility of co-hosting the event.Just a week after their northern neighbours Zambia turned them down, the Zimbabwe bid committee have now taken their case to Botswana and are hoping to woo them into agreeing on a possible double act between Harare and Gaborone.

2014-09-22 Botswana Acting Foreign Minister Thanks China for Assistance
[Focac]Gaborone -Botswana's acting foreign minister on Tuesday expressed gratitude to development and technical assistance by China to Botswana.

2014-09-18 Reporter Flees to South Africa
[MISA]Sunday standard senior reporter Edgar Tsimane has been granted asylum by the South African government after he fled Botswana in fear of his safety.

2014-09-18 South African Editors Criticize Khama
[SANEF]The Southern African Editors Forum (SAEF) and the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) have watched with concern the ongoing onslaught on media freedom in Botswana.

2014-09-18 Editor Arrested by Police
[MISA]Sunday Standard Editor Outsa Mokone has been arrested by Botswana Police. Mokone was arrested on Monday 8 September 2014.

2014-09-17 Namibian Bowlers Shine At Ast in Botswana
[New Era]Jwaneng -Namibian bowling teams have just returned from the African States Tournament (AST) where they achieved some remarkable results.

2014-09-16 Two Journalists Facing Serious Charges in Run-Up to Elections
[RSF]Outsa Mokone, the editor of the Gaborone-based Sunday Standard, is charged with seditious intent over a story about a car accident involving the president in August, while the journalist who wrote it, Edgar Tsimane, has fled and been granted provisional refugee status in neighbouring South Africa.

2014-09-15 Sunday Standard Editor Outsa Mokone Arrested
[CPJ]Cape Town -The image of Botswana as a bastion of press freedom and good governance has been dented following the arrest of an editor of a privately owned newspaper, and the seizure of his computer.

2014-09-15 Julius Malema Barred from Visiting Botswana
[EFF]The Economic Freedom Fighters condemns the refusal by the autocratic military government of Botswana to grant the CIC Julius Malema a visa.

2014-09-15 Let's Keep Fingers Crossed for Our Netball Ladies in Botswana
[New Era]Windhoek -A 12-member national senior netball team departed for Gaborone, Botswana last Friday, to compete in the 2015 Netball World Cup qualifiers, which got underway in the Botswana capital Gaborone, yesterday.

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