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News Botswana: Coronavirus drives De Beers to shift diamond viewings from Botswana

Published on: Thursday 28 May 2020
Coronavirus drives De Beers to shift diamond viewings from Botswana
News source: https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-drives-beers-shift-diamond-144944394.html

Global diamond giant, De Beers is working with Botswana's government to temporarily move viewings to places closer to international diamond centres, with sales still recorded in the country, to try to restart trading hit by coronavirus travel restrictions. Anglo American unit De Beers sells 90

News Botswana: Botswana's COVID Border Checks Rile Truck Drivers

Published on: Monday 25 May 2020
Botswana's COVID Border Checks Rile Truck Drivers
News source: https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/botswanas-covid-border-checks-rile-truck-drivers

Botswana’s strict COVID-19 border checks have riled truck drivers, who say they spend days waiting to be cleared. Botswana has so far confirmed only 35 COVID-19 cases and one death but began requiring the border testing amid rising concerns about imported infections. Truck drivers are growing frustrated with long delays at Botswana’s borders due to required COVID-19 testing.      The truckers say they wait for up to five days before being cleared to deliver goods in Botswana, or transit through the country.

News Botswana: Meghan Markle recreated Botswana camping trip for Harry’s birthday

Published on: Friday 22 May 2020
Meghan Markle recreated Botswana camping trip for Harry’s birthday
News source: https://pagesix.com/2020/05/23/meghan-markle-recreates-botswana-camping-trip-for-harrys-birthday/

Last September, Markle reportedly managed to recreate the Botswana camping trip that made them fall in love in their very own backyard a source told People.

News Botswana: Botswana probes mysterious death of 12 elephants

Published on: Tuesday 19 May 2020
Botswana probes mysterious death of 12 elephants
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/botswana-probes-mysterious-death-12-elephants-172501338.html

Botswana is probing the mysterious deaths of a dozen elephants in the country's famed Okavango Delta, the tourism ministry said Tuesday, ruling out poaching because the animals' valuable tusks were not missing. The landlocked southern African country which boasts the world's largest elephant

News Botswana: Botswana investigates mystery deaths of dozens of elephants

Published on: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Botswana investigates mystery deaths of dozens of elephants
News source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/botswana-investigates-mystery-deaths-of-dozens-of-elephants-d8bx92fnc

Botswana is investigating the mysterious deaths of dozens of elephants in the country’s treasured Okavango Delta.Twelve carcasses have been discovered in the past week, all with their valuable tusks ...

News Botswana: Struggling Sex Workers in Botswana Receive Food Aid

Published on: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Struggling Sex Workers in Botswana Receive Food Aid
News source: https://dailytimes.com.pk/611727/struggling-sex-workers-in-botswana-receive-food-aid/

More than 800 sex workers across Botswana will receive food hampers donated by non-governmental organizations this week, with priority ...

News Botswana: Botswana's struggling sex workers get food aid

Published on: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Botswana's struggling sex workers get food aid
News source: https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Botswana-s-struggling-sex-workers-get-food-aid-950950

2020-05-13 - More than 800 sex workers across Botswana will receive food hampers donated by non-governmental organizations this week, with priority given to migrants; those who are HIV-positive and those with young children.

News Botswana: Botswana is evacuating black rhinos amid poaching threat

Published on: Friday 01 May 2020
Botswana is evacuating black rhinos amid poaching threat
News source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/05/botswana-evacuates-black-rhinos-amid-poaching-and-coronavirus/

Battling ongoing flooding, government workers in northwestern Botswana are racing to evacuate the few remaining black rhinos in the vast, swampy Okavango Delta. The effort during recent days to find ...

News Botswana: A leopard rests in a fig tree on the Okavango Delta of Botswana

Published on: Friday 01 May 2020
A leopard rests in a fig tree on the Okavango Delta of Botswana
News source: https://www.startribune.com/a-leopard-rests-in-a-fig-tree-on-the-okavango-delta-of-botswana/570093232/

Koch and his wife lucked out when they encountered this one during an early-morning safari drive in the Okavango Delta, an inland river delta in northern Botswana. They had taken a four-country ...

News Botswana: De Beers Group Contributes $2,500,000 Across Botswana And Namibia To Support Covid-19 Response

Published on: Wednesday 08 April 2020
De Beers Group Contributes $2,500,000 Across Botswana And Namibia To Support Covid-19 Response
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/felicitycarter/2020/04/07/de-beers-group-contributes-2500000-across-botswana-and-namibia-to-support-covid-19-response/

Established in 1888, De Beers Group is recognized as one of the world’s leading diamond companies. It employs over 20,000 people, with mining operations in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa.

News Botswana: Botswana, Angola restrict outbound travels amid spreading COVID-19

Published on: Friday 13 March 2020
Botswana, Angola restrict outbound travels amid spreading COVID-19
News source: https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Botswana-Angola-restrict-outbound-travels-amid-spreading-COVID-19-894430

Botswana and Angola have rolled out policies to suspend overseas trips by officials to avoid spread of the COVID-19 into their countries. Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Thursday suspended ...

News Botswana: Meghan Markle Opens Up About ‘Camping’ With Prince Harry In Botswana During Final Royal Engagement

Published on: Wednesday 11 March 2020
Meghan Markle Opens Up About ‘Camping’ With Prince Harry In Botswana During Final Royal Engagement
News source: https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/culture/a31423105/meghan-markle-prince-harry-camping-botswana/

Meghan Markle has reportedly opened up about how she and Prince Harry prefer to spend their time when visiting different parts of South Africa. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned to Botswana in ...

News Botswana: Nuclear Techniques Help Explain the Various Dimensions of Malnutrition among Children in Botswana

Published on: Thursday 12 March 2020
Nuclear Techniques Help Explain the Various Dimensions of Malnutrition among Children in Botswana
News source: https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/nuclear-techniques-help-explain-the-various-dimensions-of-malnutrition-among-children-in-botswana

Despite strong economic growth in Botswana over the last two decades, malnutrition has not declined as significantly as in other countries at similar stages of their development. Isotopic techniques can help change that.

News Botswana: How The Okavango Blue diamond is Celebrating Botswana’s Creative Talent

Published on: Monday 09 March 2020
How The Okavango Blue diamond is Celebrating Botswana’s Creative Talent
News source: https://www.vogue.com/article/how-the-okavango-blue-diamond-is-celebrating-botswanas-creative-talent

When is a diamond more than just a diamond? That question might be best answered by the Okavango Diamond Company (ODC). The Botswana-based firm, which is recognized as one of the world’s premier rough ...

News Botswana: 'Moneybags' Nandalwe offers to fly Kenyan artist to Botswana to meet Steve Harvey

Published on: Monday 02 March 2020
'Moneybags' Nandalwe offers to fly Kenyan artist to Botswana to meet Steve Harvey
News source: https://the-star.co.ke/news/2020-03-02-moneybags-nandalwe-offers-to-fly-kenyan-artist-to-botswana-to-meet-steve-harvey/

Bungoma politician Moses Nandalwa now says he is ready to cater for flight expenses for a Kenyan artist to Botswana. • Nandalwa well known as Mr. Moneybags on Monday said he was touched by a popular ...

News Botswana: Shoprite hosts first Market Day in Botswana

Published on: Wednesday 04 March 2020
Shoprite hosts first Market Day in Botswana
News source: https://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/29/182/201212.html

In a first for Shoprite Botswana, local producers sold their produce directly to the public at selected Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets. Dubbed Market Day and held on 29 February, this initiative ...

News Botswana: Nearly 50 rhinos killed in Botswana in 10 months as poaching surges

Published on: Monday 24 February 2020
Nearly 50 rhinos killed in Botswana in 10 months as poaching surges
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/nearly-50-rhinos-killed-botswana-10-months-poaching-160916245.html

At least 46 rhinos have been slaughtered in Botswana in 10 months, a government official said on Monday as the southern African wildlife haven reported a surge in poaching of the endangered species. The killings -- slightly under 10 percent of Botswana's total rhino population -- have occurred in

News Botswana: Huawei signs pact with Botswana Open University

Published on: Tuesday 03 March 2020
Huawei signs pact with Botswana Open University
News source: https://www.telecompaper.com/news/huawei-signs-pact-with-botswana-open-university--1328944

Huawei Botswana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Botswana Open University (BOU) for the establishment of an ICT academy at the higher learning institution. Through the MoU, ...