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Govt Not Exporting Diamonds to Botswana, Says ZCDC

[Zimbabwe Standard] THE Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has disputed reports that it is exporting diamonds to Botswana, but says it is drawing lessons from the neighbouring country's mining and processing of the gems. (AllAfrica)

President Off to Botswana

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa travels to Botswana today where together with that country's President Seretse Ian Khama and Zambian leader Edgar Lungu they will assess progress made on the construction of the Kazungula Bridge. (AllAfrica)

Woman Extradited Over U.S.$200,000 Fraud

[The Herald] A 40-year-old Zimbabwean woman was recently extradited to Botswana from her safe haven in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to face fraud charges involving 2 million pula. (AllAfrica)

949 Ovaherero Ready to Return From Botswana

[Namibian] A total of 949 Ovaherero living in Botswana have shown interest in being repatriated back home, Namibia's high commissioner to Botswana, Mbapeua Muvangua, says. (AllAfrica)

Khama to Open Thapama Interchange

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama will over the weekend officially open the Francistown/Tonota dual carriage way and Thapama Interchange . (AllAfrica)

Athletics - Makwala Targets Sub 31s in 300m

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Tuks Stadium in Pretoria, is expected to come to a standstill when Botswana's runner, Isaac Makwala competes among top athletes to hit sub 31 in the 300m dash during the Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Series Meeting today (March 8). (AllAfrica)

Special Learners Get Sanitary Pads

[Botswana Daily News] Ramotswa -The Department of Social and Community Development (S&CD) in the South East District Council has donated sanitary towels to Ramotswa Junior Secondary School students with hearing impairment. (AllAfrica)

Women Hold 24 Percent of Leadership Roles

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -At least 24 per cent of leadership roles in businesses globally are held by women, according to Grant Thornton 2018 survey. (AllAfrica)

RB1 Recognises Achievements of Batswana Women

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -With respect to celebrating International Women's Day on March 8, Radio Botswana One (RB1) is recognising achievements of women across Botswana by commemorating the week with the theme: Time is now: Urban Activists Transforming Rural Women's Lives. (AllAfrica)

Nutritional Diseases Concern

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Minister of Agricultural Development and Food Security, Mr Patrick Ralotsia says it is evident that Botswana like most middle-income countries is faced with double burden of under nutrition and overweight. (AllAfrica)

Minister Olopeng Calls for Innovation

[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -The youth have been challenged to come up with innovative ideas in their pursuit to become entrepreneurs. (AllAfrica)

Botswana - Police Clampdown Over Intelligence Report

[Daily Maverick] A break-in at the INK Centre for investigative Journalism in Gaborone at the weekend has raised concerns among journalists that official intolerance towards the independent media is growing in Botswana. By KAGO KOMANE. (AllAfrica)

Police Urge Conflicting Lovers to Consult Counsellors

[Botswana Daily News] Letlhakeng -Takatokwane Police Station commander, Superintendent Ocean Maraganyane has pleaded with people who have conflicts in their relationships to always engage counselling expects available at government offices such as the police, social and community development workers as well as dikgotla. (AllAfrica)

Mnangagwa to Meet Khama, Lungu

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa is expected to meet Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama and Zambian President Edgar Lungu in Botswana on Saturday to assess progress on the construction of the Kazungula Bridge that will connect eight Sadc countries. (AllAfrica)

Four Countries Ban Processed Meat From South Africa

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE will keep imports of processed meat from South Africa despite a devastating outbreak of a killer listeriosis outbreak in the neighbouring country. (AllAfrica)

Yanga Wary of Giant-Killers Township Rollers

[CAF] Tanzania champions, Young Africans expect a tough test from unfancied Botswana side, Township Rollers, when the two sides lock horns in the 1/16th round first leg on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 in Dar es Salaam. (AllAfrica)

Khama Commends Ramaphosa

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has commended Mr Cyril Ramaphosa for his election as president of South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Khama Requests Batswana to Support Masisi

[Botswana Daily News] Gabane -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has appealed to Batswana to support Vice President, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi when he takes over as the country's President. (AllAfrica)

I Will Put Gifts to Good Use - Khama

[Botswana Daily News] Lentsweletau -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has expressed gratitude for all the gifts he has received saying he will put them to good use. (AllAfrica)

Another Doping Case Surfaces

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Just when Batswana were about to come to terms with Lydia Jele's doping saga, the country has found itself caught in another spider web of doping. (AllAfrica)

Govt Launches Youth Television Channel

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Government does not intend to dominate the television space especially with regard to youth television. (AllAfrica)

Former MP Kipoi Extradited By Botswana

[Independent (Kampala)] Botswana has extradited fugitive former Bubulo West Member of Parliament (MP), Tony Kipoi Nsubuga. (AllAfrica)

Empower Women in Sport - Magang

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Women in sport activist, Tsoseletso Magang says it is important to empower women so that they could compete equally in the world of sport. (AllAfrica)

Former Ugandan MP Kipoi Deported

[Observer] Former Bubulo West member of parliament Tony Kipoi Nsubuga has been taken to Nalufenya police detention facility in Jinja district just hours after being extradited from Botswana. (AllAfrica)

Rollers Break Top 8 Jinx

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Reigning premier league champions, Township Rollers have finally broken their four-year Mascom Top 8 Cup final hoodoo by thrashing hapless Orapa United 4-2 at the Francistown Sports Complex to win the coveted cup for the second time and pocket the lucrative P1.3 million prize money. (AllAfrica)

Bokomo Receives International Award

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Food manufacturer and distributor, Bokomo Botswana last week received the International Standard Organisation ISO 9001:2015 certificate from Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS). (AllAfrica)

Athletes' Drug Use Worries BNOC

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana National Olympic Committee chief executive officer, Tuelo Serufho says the country has recorded five cases of doping. (AllAfrica)

Former MP Kipoi Extradited to Uganda

[Monitor] Entebbe -Former Bubulo West Member of Parliament Tony Nsubuga Kipoi together with an accomplice Robert Kitale have arrived at Entebbe VVIP airport upon their deportation from Botswana where they were arrested on January 31st 2018. (AllAfrica)

Ramaphosa to Make Working Visits to Angola, Botswana and Namibia

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), will undertake working visits to three countries later this week, his spokesperson Tyrone Seale said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Housing Initiative Continues

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama says the Presidential Housing Appeal will change its name to National Housing Appeal effective April 1 when he steps down. (AllAfrica)

VP Mohadi Meets India, Botswana Envoys

[The Herald] The new dispensation in Zimbabwe should see the country strengthening its bilateral relations with India, with focus being on the economic front, an envoy has said. (AllAfrica)