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News Botswana Social: Botswana: Plans Afoot to Amend Bank of Botswana Act

Published on: Tuesday 23 June 2020
Botswana: Plans Afoot to Amend Bank of Botswana Act
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/202006240292.html

In order to enhance its role of assisting Botswana to attain its ambition of high income status, the country's central bank is working with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to come up with a new Bank of Botswana (BoB) Act.

News Botswana Social: Botswana: Social Pledge 25 Club Annual Football Tournament in Offing

Published on: Sunday 21 June 2020
Botswana: Social Pledge 25 Club Annual Football Tournament in Offing
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/202006220199.html

Registration for the Social Pledge 25 Club's annual football tournament is underway for this year's championships.

News Botswana Social: Botswana seeks 6-month long COVID-19 state of emergency

Published on: Wednesday 08 April 2020
Botswana seeks 6-month long COVID-19 state of emergency
News source: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/botswana-seeks-6-month-long-covid-19-state-of-emergency/1797908

The government of Botswana Wednesday requested legislators to approve a 6-month state of public emergency to curb the spread of coronavirus in the South African country. “The government has taken the ...

News Botswana Social: Evacuated Peace Corps volunteers adapting to sudden homecoming, forced by coronavirus

Published on: Saturday 11 April 2020
Evacuated Peace Corps volunteers adapting to sudden homecoming, forced by coronavirus
News source: https://www.pe.com/2020/04/11/evacuated-peace-corps-volunteers-adapting-to-sudden-homecoming-forced-by-coronavirus/

As of Friday, there were 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Botswana, and one death — in the district where Salem was stationed. After enacting social distancing guidelines, Botswana’s government ...

News Botswana Social: Botswana’s media is in crisis

Published on: Tuesday 28 January 2020
Botswana’s media is in crisis
News source: https://mg.co.za/article/2020-01-29-botswanas-media-is-in-crisis/

Another threat to traditional journalism is the blurring of boundaries between journalists and social media influencers. In Botswana’s 2019 general election, several former journalists traded on their ...

News Botswana Social: Botswana: Four in Titanic Clash

Published on: Thursday 17 October 2019
Botswana: Four in Titanic Clash
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201910180064.html

Nocturnal activities had ground to a halt as people countrywide were either glued to their television screens, radios or social media platforms for the Botswana Television (Btv), Radio Botswana as ...

News Botswana Social: Botswana: Campaign Madness Ends Today

Published on: Monday 21 October 2019
Botswana: Campaign Madness Ends Today
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201910220138.html

For her part, national campaign manager for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), Ms Tebelelo Seretse explained her party's campaign slogan Masisi oa re bitsa, re aya!". "Masisi o re biletsa economic ...

News Botswana Social: Botswana’s ruling party has been in power 50 years. That could change this week.

Published on: Sunday 20 October 2019
Botswana’s ruling party has been in power 50 years. That could change this week.
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/21/botswanas-ruling-party-has-been-power-years-that-could-change-this-week/

Botswana has long been committed to multiparty political competition ... Masisi has been actively campaigning for his party’s candidates with a slick social media campaign and rallies across the ...

News Botswana Social: Botswana to back Kenya on UN post bid

Published on: Tuesday 23 July 2019
Botswana to back Kenya on UN post bid
News source: https://the-star.co.ke/news/2019-07-24-botswana-to-back-kenya-on-un-post-bid/

We share the same values,” he said. Uhuru said Kenya will partner with Botswana to improve social and economic affairs of the two countries. “We have many Kenyans who are living in Botswana ...

News Botswana Social: Walled Lake elementary school students publish books for children in Africa

Published on: Tuesday 23 July 2019
Walled Lake elementary school students publish books for children in Africa
News source: https://www.theoaklandpress.com/news/local/walled-lake-elementary-school-students-publish-books-for-children-in/article_39384ee2-ad74-11e9-a5b1-17c1fad5f9f4.html

Since then, it has served as a catalyst for literacy and library development throughout the country and has brought in over 450,000 books for the schools of Botswana. Although the students wrote about ...

News Botswana Social: Botswana: Masisi Announces 16 Person Strong Team

Published on: Tuesday 02 July 2019
Botswana: Masisi Announces 16 Person Strong Team
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201907030098.html

Gaborone — The President, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, has appointed First National Bank of Botswana chief economist ... economic development, human and social development, sustainable environment ...

News Botswana Social: Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Will Continue Princess Diana’s Work In Africa

Published on: Saturday 13 July 2019
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Will Continue Princess Diana’s Work In Africa
News source: https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/meghan-markle-and-prince-harry-will-continue-princess-dianas-work-in-africa.html/

This past week, Harry and Markle announced the exciting news on social media. The couple revealed that they ... The Duke will also venture to Botswana as the family makes their way to several ...

News Botswana Social: Botswana, China ink cooperation deal

Published on: Friday 05 July 2019
Botswana, China ink cooperation deal
News source: https://menafn.com/1098728604/Botswana-China-ink-cooperation-deal

Yanbo assured that the projects "demonstrated the time-honored friendship between the two countries and China's firm commitment to supporting the economic and social development of Botswana. ...

News Botswana Social: Botswana, China Sign Agreement

Published on: Sunday 07 July 2019
Botswana, China Sign Agreement
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201907080167.html

He said their cooperation demonstrated not only their time honoured friendship between China and Botswana but also China's firm commitment to supporting economic and social development of the country. ...

News Botswana Social: Colombian and Botswana Researchers Awarded ISC Travel Grant Funds

Published on: Thursday 23 May 2019
Colombian and Botswana Researchers Awarded ISC Travel Grant Funds
News source: https://www.hpcwire.com/off-the-wire/colombian-and-botswana-researchers-awarded-isc-travel-grant-funds/

The newly established Botswana chapter is a small group but collaborates with ... Project Poster Sessions and Exhibitor Forums. Various social events allow attendees to get together for informal ...

News Botswana Social: Botswana Lifts Its Ban On Elephant Hunting

Published on: Thursday 23 May 2019
Botswana Lifts Its Ban On Elephant Hunting
News source: http://www.capradio.org/news/npr/story?storyid=726349559

Botswana's government is lifting a ban that protected its elephants ... Conservationists around the world took to social media to denounce the government's reversal on elephant hunting. "Horrific ...

News Botswana Social: Botswana hires Hollywood firm to fight elephant hunting PR

Published on: Friday 24 May 2019
Botswana hires Hollywood firm to fight elephant hunting PR
News source: https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/crime/article/Botswana-hires-Hollywood-firm-to-fight-elephant-13893466.php

Botswana has been a relatively safe refuge for elephants on ... After its initial announcement on Thursday was met with social media blowback, the Botswanan government clarified on Friday that it ...

News Botswana Social: Measuring social vulnerability to natural hazards at the district level in Botswana

Published on: Monday 06 May 2019
News source: https://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/publications/v.php?id=65169&rid=1

Social vulnerability to natural hazards has become a topical issue in the face of climate change. For disaster risk reduction strategies to be effective, prior assessments of social vulnerability have ...