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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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Botswana court grants transgender identity change

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP |  A court in Botswana on Friday ruled that a transgender man who has been identified as a woman since birth should be allowed to change gender on his identity document, his lawyers said. The court in the southern town of Lobatse ordered the country’s registrar …

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Nine stray elephants electrocuted in Botswana

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | Nine elephants were electrocuted in a freak accident in Botswana after one of them knocked into an electricity pole and the high-voltage power line fell on them, a local official said Tuesday. The herd is believed to have broken out of the northeastern Makgadikgadi Pans Game …

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Last throw of the dice for Ugandan girls at Netball World Youth Cup

LIVE FINAL DAY #NWYC2017   Medal play FT- Uganda ??  55  Scotland 42 –  Uganda 7th/ Scotland 8th South Africa vs Fiji 1pm  – 5th/6th England vs Fiji 3pm Silver/Bronze playoff FINAL  New Zealand vs Australia 5pm MATCH PREVIEW Gaborone, Botswana| THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER | Uganda will have their best finish at the Netball World …

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China pressures Botswana over Dalai Lama visit

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | China piled pressure on Botswana on Saturday over a scheduled visit to the southern African country by the Dalai Lama, who it considers a dissident separatist threat. Botswana’s President Ian Khama announced on Wednesday he would meet the Tibetan spiritual leader during his visit to the …

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NETBALL: Uganda vs South Africa for positions 5-8

Friday (playing for 5th-8th positions) Uganda vs South Africa 1pm Jamaica vs Scotland 11am Semi-finals New Zealand vs Fiji 5pm Australia vs England 7pm Quarterfinal results  FT: Uganda ??  37  –  Fiji ??  39 (see video and tweet feed bottom) FT: New Zealand 69 South Africa 32 Gaborone, Botswana | THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER | Uganda’s …

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Botswana risks China ties with visit from Dalai Lama

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP |  The Dalai Lama will visit Botswana next month and meet with President Ian Khama in a trip likely to anger China, a key investor across Africa and its largest trade partner. Beijing views the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist campaigning for Tibetan independence and …

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LIVE: New Zealand waits for winner between Uganda and Fiji

Quarterfinals  FT: Uganda ??  37  –  Fiji ??  39 (see video and tweet feed bottom) FT: New Zealand 69 South Africa 32 Scotland vs Australia 3pm Friday (playing for 5th-8th positions) Uganda vs South Africa **** MATCH PREVIEW Gaborone, Botswana| THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER | Champions New Zealand got off to a flying start in …

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Uganda tops netball group, to face Fiji in quarters on Thursday

Uganda   44 Jamaica ??  39 Quarterfinal fixtures THURSDAY New Zealand vs  South Africa 11am Uganda vs Fiji 1pm Scotland vs Australia 3pm Jamaica vs England 5pm Gabarone, Botswana| THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER | Uganda’s She Pearls lost their final Pool C game in the ongoing Netball World Youth Cup but still qualified top of the group …

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Botswana fans set to back Uganda in final Pool C game

TODAY 6PM: Uganda   vs  Jamaica ?? (live updates bottom) Gabarone, Botswana| THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER | Uganda’s She Pearls will be assured of home support at the UB Indoor Sports Arena when they take on fancied Jamaica in a Pool C decider on Wednesday. After Uganda tamed the hosts on Monday, Botswana put themselves back in …

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