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Botswana reports new Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5

Gaborone, Botswana | Xinhua | Botswana has discovered the new Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5, said a government official in a press release issued on Friday. “Only one case of the Omicron sublineage XBB.1.5 has so far been detected in Botswana,” said Malepa Dibonwa, the acting spokesperson in Botswana’s Ministry of Health. The new …

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Botswana launches second national risk assessment on money laundering

Gaborone, Botswana | Xinhua | Botswana has launched its second National Risk Assessment (NRA) on money laundering, terrorism financing, and proliferation financing. At the launch in Gaborone on Monday, Emmah Peloetletse, Permanent Secretary to the President and chairperson of the National Coordinating Committee on Financial Intelligence, stated that she believes …

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Botswana to stabilize trade imbalances with South Africa

Gaborone, Botswana | Xinhua | President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana on Thursday said the southern African country continues to work tirelessly to improve exports to South Africa. Addressing the Botswana-South Africa Business Forum Roundtable held on the occasion of the 28th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of diplomatic relations between …

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Botswana president in self-quarantine

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP |  Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has gone into self-quarantine after a visit to neighbouring Namibia, which has three coronavirus cases, to attend the inauguration of the new president there, government announced Sunday. Namibian President Hage Geingob was sworn in at Windhoek on Saturday. Botswana’s director of …

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Botswana to start auctions of elephant hunting licences

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | Botswana on Friday will hold its first major auction for trophy elephant hunting quotas since controversially scrapping a hunting ban last year, a wildlife official said. President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s government in May revoked a moratorium, just a year after he succeeded Ian Khama, an avid environmentalist, …

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Incumbent Masisi wins hotly contested Botswana vote

    Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | Incumbent president Mokgweetsi Masisi on Friday won a five-year term in Botswana’s elections which saw his ruling party secure more than 51 percent of parliamentary votes, the chief justice said. “Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi is elected President of the Republic of Botswana,” …

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