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Foot and mouth disease outbreak in Botswana

In a filing published by the World Trade Organisation, Botswana said officials found five animals with signs of the disease in Ngamiland in the north, an area bordering Namibia and Zimbabwe.


Botswana notifies WTO of foot and mouth disease outbreak

In a filing published by the World Trade Organisation, Botswana said officials from its Department of Veterinary Services found five animals with signs of the disease in Ngamiland in the north of the country, an area bordering Namibia and Zimbabwe.


Botswana Holds Interest Rate at Lowest Since at Least 2007

The Monetary Policy Committee kept the rate at 5 percent, Governor Moses Pelaelo told reporters Tuesday in the capital, Gaborone. It was reduced in October.


Fires in the Okavango Delta, Botswana | Earthdata

Image offires in the Okavango Delta, Botswanaon 17 June 2018. This false color corrected reflectance image (Bands M11-I2-I1) was captured by theVisible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)on board the joint NOAA/NASASuomi-National Polar orbiting Partnership (Suomi-NPP)satellite. Vegetation is g


Diamond-exploring in Botswana

Flying into Gabarone, the capital of Bot-swana, first-timers cannot help but feel they are entering a world which has been touched by diamonds.


On the Pre-impact Orbital Evolution of 2018 LA, Parent Body of the Bright Fireball Observed over Botswana on 2018 June 2

On 2018 June 2, meteoroid 2018 LA became the third natural body ever to be observed before entering our atmosphere ---small asteroids 2014 AA and 2008 TC3 had stricken the Earth on 2014 January 2 and 2008 October 7, respectively. Here, we explore the pre-impact orbital evolution of 2018 LA and inves


Fresh FMD outbreak confirmed in north-western Botswana - Outbreak News Today

The Botswana Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security has confirmed a new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the Ngamiland District, about 1,500 km north-west of the capital Gaborone.


Mauritius ranked Africa’s most peaceful country, and The Gambia records largest improvement

ByThis Is Africaon June 22, 2018 —Mauritius has been ranked in the top 20 of the world’s most peaceful countries in the 2018 Global Peace Index (GPI). In the 12th edition of the Index, Mauritius was ranked number 20 out of 163 countries. On the continent Botswana came second, and ranked 29 globally.

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Botswana Coal Miner Sees Opportunity in Regional Shortages

Morupule plans exports to South Africa, Zambia, ZimbabweExpansion plans will see ouput almost triple by 2025


China overtakes South Africa as Namibia's biggest export market

WINDHOEK - China has overtaken South Africa as the largest export destination for Namibian products, making up 18.3 percent of total exports in the first quarter of 2018, data from the statistics office showed on Tuesday.


Botswana cancels plans to sell troubled power plant to Chinese firm

GABORONE, June 9 (Reuters) - Botswana has scrapped talks to sell a power station plagued by technical problems to a state-owned Chinese company linked to the plant’s builder, an official document seen by Reuters showed.


Cosafa Cup Report: South Africa 3 – 0 Botswana: Bafana Bafana claim win Plate final

Although beating Namibia 4-1 during the week was a huge come back for Baxter’s side, a win over the Zebras would at least, undo their loss to Barea.


The most ancient African baobabs are dying and no one knows why

“Whilst we are saddened about the death and collapse [of the old trees], current evidence does not indicate that this is affecting the whole population,” says plant scientist Sarah Venter, who was not part of the new study. Venter, with the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, does not s


Alexander Forbes Zimbabwe and emerging markets

Alexander Forbes took a knock to its revenues as a result of this, but was now re-strategising and working on new revenue growth opportunities, officials said on Friday.


Chippa United sign Botswana duo of Thatayaone Kgamanyane and Kabelo Seakanyeng

The Chilli Boys have already captured Mamelodi Sundowns experienced defender in Thabo Nthethe as well as Gift Motupa among other players, and as things stand, they are not done.


Cupric Canyon to start construction of Botswana copper mine in October

GABORONE, June 7 (Reuters) - Private equity firm Cupric Canyon will begin construction of its Khoemacau copper project in Botswana in October, with first sales of the metal expected in 2021, a company executive said on Thursday.


Botswana Diamonds to buy BCL's stake in exploration project

GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana Diamonds (BODP.L) (BoD) wants to buy liquidated BCL Mine’s shares in a diamonds exploration joint venture project, its managing director said on Thursday.BCL mine group, which has been under liquidation since 2016, is selling its 51 percent stake in Maibwe Diamonds for


Trafalgar "Comes Home" to Sub-Saharan Africa

Trafalgar Tours is offering Canadians 10 new trips to nine different countries starting this December, 2018, which include South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania and more. As a bonus, guests can also save 10% on selected Trafalgar trips when paid in full by January 17, 2019.


Howard’s volleyball team traveled to Africa. Here’s what they did there.

Dalton, 21, is a member of Howard’s volleyball team. In May, the rising senior and other team members traveled to Botswana and Zimbabwe, where they held training sessions, including the one Dalton now holds dear.



Global property group Trafalgar, which falls under The Travel Corporation, is launching holidays in Africa. With a 72-year legacy in providing holidays, escorted tours and tour packages some of the world’s most iconic destinations, will now extend to the continent with specially curated itineraries.