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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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Lions suspected in drowning of 400 buffaloes in Botswana

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | More than 400 buffaloes believed to have been chased by lions drowned in a river in northern Bostwana this week, the government said. The mass drowning occurred in Chobe River near the border with Namibia. Early investigations by authorities in both countries “suggest that an …

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Rollers’ Lemponye Tshireletso sinks KCCA

Township Rollers  ??  1 KCCA FC  ?? 0 Al Ahly?? 0  ??ES Tunis 0 Gabarone, Botswana |  INDEPENDENT & AFP | A 36th minute goal by Lemponye Tshireletso was the difference in a closely fought 2018 CAF Champions League group phase match between Uganda’s KCCA FC and Botswana flag bearers Township Rollers on Friday. Tshireletso …

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Uganda’s KCCA start CL Group action in Botswana

TODAY: Township Rollers  ?? vs KCCA FC  ?? 10pm Johannesburg, South Africa |  INDEPENDENT & AFP | The 2018 CAF Champions League group phase kicks off this weekend with Uganda’s KCCA FC taking on Botswana flag bearers Township Rollers Friday in a first for both sides. It is a first Champions League Group …

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Botswana’s new president vows to tackle unemployment

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | Botswana’s new president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, used his inauguration speech on Sunday to vow to tackle youth unemployment in one of Africa’s most stable countries. The swearing-in ceremony in parliament came after Ian Khama stepped down having completed the constitutional maximum of 10 years in office. …

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Botswana presidential inauguration to stress stability

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | Botswana prepared to inaugurate Mokgweetsi Masisi as president on Sunday in a ceremony designed to highlight a smooth handover of power in one of Africa’s most stable countries. Ian Khama, the son of Botswana’s first post-independence leader, officially stepped down as president on Saturday after …

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Botswana president steps down with 57-date ‘farewell tour’

Serowe, Botswana | AFP | President Ian Khama of Botswana this week wrapped up a national “farewell tour” before he stands down on Saturday in a power transfer designed to stress his statesmanship and the country’s stability. Khama has visited all of Botswana’s 57 constituencies since December, bidding a long goodbye …

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Former Ugandan MP Kipoi extradited by Botswana

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Botswana has extradited fugitive former Bubulo West Member of Parliament (MP), Tony Kipoi Nsubuga. Kipoi, who is also facing charges of swindling more than Pula 290, 000 ( sh100 million) by posing as a traditional doctor in Botswana, was handed over today to Ugandan security …

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Botswana summons US envoy over Trump ‘shithole’ slur

  Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | Botswana’s government on Friday summoned the US ambassador to complain about remarks reportedly made by President Donald Trump describing African nations as “shithole countries”. The alleged comments, first reported by The Washington Post, were apparently made during a meeting at the White House about …

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