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How Masisi Outsmarted Khama to Take the Presidency

[The Conversation Africa] Mokgweetsi Masisi's decisive victory in the recent Botswana elections over a coalition backed by his former boss, Ian Khama, is the culmination of an astonishing 10 year political career. (AllAfrica)

Study Showing Botswana As the Origin of Humans Is 'Deeply Flawed'

[Deutsche Welle] A new study that pinpoints Botswana as the origin of modern humans some 200,000 years ago has caused a flurry of debate among scientists, with some dismissing the research as deeply flawed. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Lifts Prophet Bushiri's Visa Restrictions

[News24Wire] Botswana has lifted its visa restrictions on the leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, the church revealed in a statement on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

New Cabinet In

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The new cabinet announced by President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi yesterday has many new faces with only six members- three full ministers and three assistant ministers, having served in the executive before. (AllAfrica)

De Beers, Botswana Negotiations Confidential

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Ongoing diamond production and sales agreement negotiations between De Beers Group and Botswana government remain confidential, says Mr Bruce Cleaver. (AllAfrica)

Francistown's Amazing History Worth Preserving

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Francistown carries an amazing history as it used to be a mining town with cosmopolitan inhabitants and was part of the Cape to Cairo railroad system. (AllAfrica)

Ranger Urges Residents to Develop Tourism

[Botswana Daily News] Nxaraga -Field ranger at Great Plains Conservation and Expanding Natural Habitats, Mr Mpho Malongwa has applauded residents of Nxaraga for playing a positive role in protecting wild animals found in their area. (AllAfrica)

Angola Attends International Diamond Conference

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola attended last Tuesday in Gaborone, the capital city of Botswana, in the International Diamond Conference. (AllAfrica)

BTC Premiership Mid-Week Fixtures Continue

[Botswana Daily News] Jwaneng -After postponing some fixtures due to the national elections exercise, the premier league office was forced to resort to mid-week fixtures for two weeks in succession to make up for lost ground. (AllAfrica)

Magosi Announces Appointments, Promotions and Transfers of Senior Public Officers

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The acting Permanent Secretary to the President, Mr Elias Magosi has appointed, promoted and transferred some senior public officers. (AllAfrica)

Job Creation Remains Priority for Masisi

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has announced that job creation will remain a priority during his tenure. (AllAfrica)

Now the Hard Work Begins for Masisi After Unlikely Win

[East African] Botswana's ruling party may have survived its biggest election scare in the October 23 polls since it came to power 53 years ago, but its biggest test--fulfilling election pledges that bordered on populism--lies ahead. (AllAfrica)

Vice President Arrives in Gaborone for Inauguration of President-Elect

[ANGOP] Luanda -Vice President Bornito de Sousa arrived this Thursday in Gaborone to attend, on behalf of the Head of State João Lourenço, the swearing-in ceremony of Botswana's president-elect, Mokgweetsi Masisi, who was re-elected on 23 October. (AllAfrica)

Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe Attempts a Botswana Explanation

[Daily Maverick] Businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe called a press conference in the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Joburg to throw shade all the way to Botswana. She denied allegations that she funded regime change, terrorism and money-laundering -- and also had a few lessons for Botswana about what she termed 'unity and reconciliation'. (AllAfrica)

Annual Gospel Awards Tomorrow

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The stage is set for the 2019 edition of Annual Gospel Awards (AGA) billed for Ba Isago Convention Centre in Gaborone tomorrow. (AllAfrica)

Mthembu Heads to Botswana for Presidential Inauguration

[] Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu will head to Botswana on Friday to represent President Cyril Ramaphosa and South Africa at the Presidential inauguration and swearing-in ceremony of Botswana's fifth President, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, in Gaborone. (AllAfrica)

Motsepe-Radebe On Botswana - 'I’ve Never Given Money for Anything Regarding Regime Change'

[News24Wire] Businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe has set the record straight regarding allegations of political meddling and an alleged affair with Botswana's former president Ian Khama. (AllAfrica)

Tsela Riders Cycling Challenge to Promote Sport Tourism

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The fifth annual BPC Otse-Kanye cycling challenge seeks to promote sport tourism and entertainment. (AllAfrica)

Bamb, Horticulture Council Sign MOU

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board (BAMB), Tuesday entered into a Memorandum of Understading (MoU) with Botswana Horticulture Council (BoHOCO) in a bid to improve the country's food security. (AllAfrica)

Mododo Praises Poverty Eradication Programme

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Maun born, Mathata Mododo,35 has successfully graduated from the poverty eradication programme. (AllAfrica)

Botswana-Cuba Relations Fruitful

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Cuba values its relationship with Botswana and regards it as a special friend despite their geographical separation, says Cuba ambassador to Botswana, Ms Patricia Guerra. (AllAfrica)

Presidential Inauguration Plans in Full Swing

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Preparations are in full swing for the presidential inauguration and swearing-in of Botswana's fifth President, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi on November 1. (AllAfrica)

Goalkeepers Integral Part of Football

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Goalkeepers are significant to football because they are the last line of defence with potential to determine fate of their teams. (AllAfrica)

Japan Continues to Extend Assistance

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -In an effort to develop communities at grassroots level, the embassy of Japan will extend support to Botswana by assisting in construction of two projects. A news release from the embassy states that Ambassador Kozo Takeda is scheduled to sign a grant contract for the construction of Mohembo East Primary School and New Bana Ba Letsatsi Rehabilitation Centre in Gaborone tomorrow. (AllAfrica)

Has Khama Reached Sell-By Date After Poll Humiliation?

[CAJ News] Gaborone -EMBARKING on the now all familiar path of prominent leaders quitting ruling parties and throwing their weight behind the opposition, former Botswana president, Seretse Khama Ian Khama, looks likely to be relegated to the Southern African country's dustbin of history after the governing party retained power in recent elections. (AllAfrica)

P1.2m Project Takes Off

[Botswana Daily News] Letlhakane -Public security remains key in government's efforts to create a conducive environment for secure businesses and promotion of investment opportunities. (AllAfrica)

Ruling Party Defies the Pundits

[ISS] After all the predictions of a close race, Botswana's ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), in power since 1966, swept to another victory - even bigger than the last - in last week's parliamentary elections. (AllAfrica)

Wildlife Institute Offers Polers Professional Training

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -In an effort to promote the use of indigenous knowledge, Botswana Wildlife Training Institute (BWTI) has invited mokoro polers, tour guides to apply for examinations in order to operate as professionals. (AllAfrica)

Huawei Donates to Sefhare School

[Botswana Daily News] Sefhare -Huawei Technologies Botswana has donated Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment worth P1million to Sefhare Junior Secondary School. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Rejects Botswana Election Results

[CAJ News] Gaborone -BOTSWANA'S main opposition party has rejected the conduct and results of last week's election that retained Mokgweetsi Masisi as president. (AllAfrica)

A Night with Poetic Sensei

The first of the many envisaged installments of poetic nights at Adansonia Hotel gets under way on the 28th of November. Simply dubbed ‘A night with Poetic Sensei’, the evening brings together wordsmiths such as Lahari, Breo, Phoko, Poetic Blood, Ben Nkhoma and EB Kgosi Mol. The poetic omnibus will be coordinated by MCs Top […] (The Voice)