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Botswana Denies Deporting Former VP Mphoko

[Zimbabwe Standard] Botswana yesterday said it did not deport former vice-president Phelekezela Mphoko as President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government denied reports that he was detained by the army as he returned home on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Govt Committed to Completion of Kazungula Bridge Project

[Times of Zambia] The Government says it is committed to ensuring work on the 923-metre-long rail and road bridge between Zambia and Botswana in Kazungula to be completed on time. (AllAfrica)

Choppies Supermarket Takes Anchor Space at Signature Mall in Mlolongo

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Botswana-based Choppies Supermarket will be the anchor tenant at the Signature Mall on Mombasa road in Mlolongo. (AllAfrica)

President Says Grace Mugabe Ally Mphoko Free to Return Home

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's ex-vice president Phekezela Mphoko has reportedly been given up to December 1 to leave Botswana by President Ian Khama's government. (AllAfrica)

Prince Harry Engages With Botswana Diamond

[Botswana Daily News] Lobatse -Prince Harry of Wales has always had a soft spot for Africa especially Botswana, where he has been quoted as saying 'am incredibly fortunate to be able to call it my second home.' (AllAfrica)

Government Unearths Corruption

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -While government has gone all out to improve the livelihoods of many Batswana through various initiatives, some people who do not have the interest of the nation at heart are cashing in big through unscrupulous means. (AllAfrica)

Khama Back From Kenya

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama and his delegation returned from Nairobi, Kenya yesterday (November 29), where they attended the inauguration ceremony of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta. (AllAfrica)

Former VP Mphoko Told to Leave Botswana

[New Zimbabwe] Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko could soon return to Zimbabwe after he was reportedly given assurances that he was free to do so and after he was given up to December 1 to leave Botswana by Ian Khama's government. (AllAfrica)

Botswanapost Launches Customer Service Week

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -BotswanaPost, has partnered with Sefalana Group to have post office kiosks in the stores to allow customers to access services such as water bill payments and post box renewal. (AllAfrica)

Basketball - Basketball Sport Takes Root

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Sixteen U18 teams, which won their national basketball qualifiers in Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland and Zimbabwe will compete in the Young Lions Cup Final at Molapo Piazza in Gaborone over the weekend. (AllAfrica)

Women Bear Gender Based Violence Brunt

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Sixty-seven per cent of women in Botswana have experienced some form of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in their lifetime, including partner and non-partner violence, National Assembly deputy speaker, Mr Kagiso Molatlhegi has said. (AllAfrica)

Khama Returns Home

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama is expected back today from Nairobi, Kenya where he attended the inauguration of the president of Kenya, Mr Uhuru Kenyatta. (AllAfrica)

Changing World Demands New Modes of Learning

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Today's rapidly changing world demands new modes of learning such as Open and Distance Learning (ODL), the Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Dr Alfred Madigele has said. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - BFA Looks to Germany for Support

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana Football Association (BFA) in collaboration with Germany has embarked on a project to develop football in Botswana. (AllAfrica)

BoB Introduces New P10 Banknote

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The new polymer P10 banknote is to be placed in circulation in February next year with new security features. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - BR Highlanders Cement Place At Top

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Mahalapye based side, BR Highlanders have continued their good display in the Debswana First Division North (FDN) league when they beat hosts Francistown City Greens 2-1 at the old Francistown Stadium on Sunday to cement their place at the top of the log. (AllAfrica)

BTC Partners With Korea Telcom On Network Transformation

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) has partnered with Korea Telcom on a network transformation project to improve Internet service user experience. (AllAfrica)

China to Send 15th Medical Team to Botswana

[Focac] Gaborone -The protocol on the 15th Chinese medical team to Botswana was signed here on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Leader Tells VOA Mugabe Departure 'Long Overdue'

[VOA] Botswana's President Seretse Khama Ian Khama was the first African head of state to call on Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to step down during the recent crisis in that country. Prior to Mugabe's resignation, the Botswana leader said Zimbabweans have been subjected to untold suffering for a long time, due to what he says is poor governance under Mugabe's leadership. Khama spoke to VOA's Peter Clottey about the recent developments in Zimbabwe. The transcript of the interview has been edited for length and (AllAfrica)

Troops Rally for Top 8 Clash

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The battle lines are surely drawn and eight teams will fight beyond their historic best in their quest to fly even higher with the single aim to add some Mascom Top 8 silverware in their trophy cabinet. (AllAfrica)

President Khama Attends Mnangagwa Swearing-In

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama will leave for Zimbabwe today (November 24) to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Zimbabwe's President in waiting, Mr Emmerson Mnangagwa. (AllAfrica)

Graca Machel Urges Better Nutrition for Mothers, Children

[allAfrica] Cape Town -One of every four children under five years old in southern Africa suffers from stunted growth in that they are too short for their age, often as a result of inadequate nutrition. (AllAfrica)

Khama Says Zimbabwe Has Potential to Turnaround

[The Source] Botswana President Ian Khama says Zimbabwe has potential and capacity to recover quickly following the fall of Robert Mugabe, its autocratic ruler for 37 years seen as an impediment to foreign investment. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Lifts Travel Advisory

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Government of Botswana wishes to inform its citizens that it is lifting its advisory on Travel to Zimbabwe issued a week ago. (AllAfrica)

BDC Remains Profitable Despite Challenges

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) has maintained profitability despite hostile economic environment. (AllAfrica)

Association to Promote Music Growth

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Association of Music Friends (AMF) will on December 15-16 hold a music business seminar intended to attract music enthusiasts, artistes, regulatory bodies, stakeholders and industry delegates in a learning and information exchange. (AllAfrica)

Spatial Planning Facilitates Development - Permanant Secretary

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Mr Thato Raphaka says Botswana has established a system of spatial planning that facilitates development. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Sankoyo Go Past GU

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -After engaging a psychologist to motivate Sankoyo Bush Bucks boys, whose morale was dampen by four loses in a row, assistant coach, Tiiso Gadimang is optimistic that his boys will display better performance in their remaining encounters. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Grants Globalstar's First International Terrestrial Spectrum Approval

[CIO] Globalstar, Inc. announced that the Botswana Communications Regulator Authority (BOCRA) has granted terrestrial authority to Globalstar's Botswana subsidiary to provide terrestrial mobile broadband services over 16.5 MHz of S-band spectrum at 2483.5 to 2500 MHz. (AllAfrica)

Warning Signs Flash As Governance Progress Slows

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Forty of Africa's 55 nations have improved their standards of governance in the past decade, while only 12 have seen a decline. But the rate of improvement has slowed in recent years. (AllAfrica)

Mogae Chairs African of the Year Prize Committee

[Daily Trust] A former President of Botswana, Festus G. Mogae has formally assumed the Chair of the Prize Committee for African of the Year award. (AllAfrica)