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2014-10-24 Voting Underway in Tight Presidential Elections
[AEP]Voting is currently ongoing in Botswana as they elect a president and parliament to rule the country for the next five years in an election expected to be the most competitive in the country's history. The atmosphere is calm and peaceful so far.

2014-10-24 Botswana Votes in Climate of Fear and Intimidation
[Daily Maverick]So much for Africa's model democracy. As Botswana votes on Friday, it does so in an unprecedented climate of fear and intimidation. The incumbent, President Ian Khama, will probably win again - but what has he sacrificed to prolong his stay in State House? SIMON ALLISON and ANDREA TEAGLE report from Gaborone.

2014-10-24 Botswana Elections Underway
[SAnews.gov.za]Gaborone -Close to a million people in Botswana have already started lining up at polling stations this morning in a nationwide election that will determine that country's next president.

2014-10-24 The EFF Statement on Botswana Elections
[EFF]The Economic Freedom Fighters warns against reading the "free and fairness" of Botswana elections by only judging the activities of the day of elections. The freeness and fairness of elections must be understood within the entire period since the election date was announced by the electoral commission.

2014-10-24 Can-2015 (Qualifiers - Day 5) - Botswana V Tunisia Next November 14
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The game opposing Botswana and Tunisia as part of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Group G) day-5 qualifiers has been set for November 14 (5:30PM Tunisian time) at Botswana National Stadium in Gaborone, said the Confederation of African Football on its official website.

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.

2014-10-23 She She She - AU Appoints FJC to Observe Botswana Election
[The Point]Fatoumatta Jahumpa Ceesay (FJC) is no doubt the busiest woman in The Gambia with invitations to official functions both from the home front and abroad knocking on her doors all the time.

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 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.

2014-10-13 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 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 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.

2014-10-14 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
[SAnews.gov.za]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.

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