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Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today. (AllAfrica)

Wide Inequalities Cast Shadow On Human Development Progress

[UNDP] New York -According to the latest Human Development Index, people living in the very high human development countries can expect to live 19 years longer, and spend seven more years in school, than those living in the group of low human development countries. (AllAfrica)

Local Government Holds Drought Seminar

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Implementation of the relief measures will go a long way in reducing the effects of lower agricultural output anticipated during the year, says Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development Mr Boipolelo Khumomatlhare. (AllAfrica)

Masisi Pledges Consultation

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -President Mokgweetsi Masisi says his government will continue upholding the democratic principle of consultation. (AllAfrica)

Govt Opens Dialogue On Ecosystem Stress

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Government is attempting to solve the stresses experienced by the ecosystem in some parts of Botswana including Chobe enclave through open and prime dialogue, President Mokgweetsi Masisi has stated. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Seeks to Escape Middle Income Trap

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The private sector has been urged to re-position itself to assist the country escape the middle income trap. (AllAfrica)

Botswana, Zimbabwe to Meet Over Cattle Incursion - MP Wants Them Shot

[New Zimbabwe] Gaborone -Officials from Zimbabwe and Botswana will meet soon over 200 cattle incursion from Zimbabwe through cordon fence along the boarder which is regarded as a hotspot for elephants. (AllAfrica)

Science Technoiogy Innovation Week Demystifies Disciplines

[Botswana Daily News] Mochudi -The main purpose of Science, Technology and Innovation week is to demystify the disciplines, says Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology Mr Ngaka Ngaka. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Makes Progress

[Botswana Daily News] Selebi Phikwe -Botswana has made progress in addressing human trafficking through the Anti -Human Trafficking Act of 2014. (AllAfrica)

Vision 2036 Speaks to Implementation

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -One of the aspirations of Vision 2036 is for Botswana to be a high-income country with prosperous people living in the full enjoyment of their potential. (AllAfrica)

Morupisi Apologises Over Verbal Abuse Incident

[Botswana Daily News] Palapye -Permanent Secretary to the President Mr Carter Morupisi has apologised for the 'extremely unfortunate situation' involving Ministry of Basic Education permanent secretary. (AllAfrica)

Five Ghetto Teams Ready for New Season

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The First Division North kicks-off on Saturday and expectations are high from supporters who want nothing but the best performance from their teams. (AllAfrica)

Rowland, Campbell Speak About Amos

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -In 2012 one of Botswana's jewels, who was little known in athletics, shocked the globe by becoming the first Motswana to win an Olympic medal. (AllAfrica)

Thebe Scores Double

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Baboloki Thebe has ended the athletics season on a high note after bagging two silver medals at the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava on September 9. (AllAfrica)

The Truth About Botswana Elephant Poaching

[The Herald] Botswana's support for the on-going ban on international trade in ivory has not eliminated elephant poaching. The recent discovery by an environmental group, Elephants Without Borders (EWB), that 90 elephants had been poached in recent months, seems proof enough that the policy has not worked. (AllAfrica)

Health Ministry to Automate Tender Processes

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -In an effort to reduce manual work, the Ministry of Health and Wellness will soon be processing tenders through the Integrated Procurement Management System. (AllAfrica)

President Speaks on Slaughter of About 90 Elephants

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Mokgweetsi Masisi has shot down claims of a widely reported story last week linking the alleged mass slaughtering of close to 90 elephants with the disarmament of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DNWP) Anti-poaching Unit. (AllAfrica)

Minister Appreciates P2.4m Project

[Botswana Daily News] Chanoga -The P2.4 million horticulture pilot project at Chanoga is said to be on track and the first harvest is expected end of this year. (AllAfrica)

Land Board Vets Over 400 000 Applications

[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -Ngwato Land Board waiting list has been captured in a computer database and will be vetted with view to remove applicants who already have plots elsewhere in the country. (AllAfrica)

Focac a Resounding Success - Botswana President

[Focac] Addressing journalists upon his return from FOCAC at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in the southern African nation's capital city, Gaborone, Masisi hailed the summit as a "resounding success." (AllAfrica)

Mahommed, Kasemang Boxers of the Year

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Mafika Boxing Club 52kg boxer, Rajab Mahommed, was crowned the 2017 Male Boxer of the Year at the Debswana Boxing Awards, which were held in Gaborone on September 8. (AllAfrica)

Capricorn Group Grows Stakes in Botswana

[Namibian] CAPRICORN GROUP, a wholly owned Namibian bank group, increased its shareholding in Capricorn Investment Holding Botswana from 15,6% to 84,3% in the last financial year. (AllAfrica)

SMEs Major Drivers of Job Creation

[The Patriot] South African Business Forum (SABF) together with the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development will start hosting business sessions in a bid to bridge the gap between members of the Forum and local SMEs. (AllAfrica)

Jumbo Deaths Story 'Fiction' - Botswana

[The Herald] Botswana yesterday dismissed and condemned as unsubstantiated and sensational media reports attributed a non-governmental organisation, Elephants Without Borders (EWB), claiming between 97 and 90 elephants were killed in one incident in that country. (AllAfrica)

IEC Appeals to Councillors to Encourage People to Register for Elections

[Botswana Daily News] Selebi Phikwe -Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has appealed to Selebi Phikwe councillors to play a role in mobilising residents to register for elections. (AllAfrica)

Programme Gives Young Mothers Hope

[Botswana Daily News] Tonota -About 39 young mothers have undertaken a six months facilitator training that seeks to empower young mothers under Young Mothers Empowerment programme in Tonota. (AllAfrica)

Bright to Announce Final Squad for Afcon

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Zebras head coach David Bright is set to announce his final 20 man squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers today. (AllAfrica)

Elephant Massacre 'Largest to Date'

[Deutsche Welle] Nearly 90 elephants have been killed for ivory in Botswana, according to a wildlife charity. But the government has cast doubt on the figure, saying many of the elephants died of "natural causes." (AllAfrica)

87 Elephants Killed By Poachers After Masisi Disarms Anti-Poaching Unit

[This is Africa] A month after he came to power, Botswana's Pres Mokgweetsi Masisi disarmed the anti-poaching unit. Recently, 87 elephants were found dead with their tusks removed close to a sanctuary in Botswana. A major crisis looms unless the government takes urgent steps. (AllAfrica)

Women National Team Prepare for Cosafa

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Botswana senior women football team reported for camp on Sunday to prepare for the 2018 COSAFA Women's Championship. (AllAfrica)

Nipam's Nangolo Meets Her Botswana Counterpart

[New Era] (AllAfrica)