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Botswana calls on U.S. to assist with COVID-19 vaccines

Gaborone, Botswana | Xinhua | Botswanan President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Tuesday appealed to his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden to assist the southern African country with COVID-19 vaccines. Masisi made the appeal during a closed-door meeting with visiting U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland in Botswana’s capital city, press secretary …

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Botswana awaits results in cliffhanger election

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | Botswana voted Wednesday in a cliffhanger election set to test the decades-long dominance of the ruling party and challenge the country’s image of stability. The southern African nation’s 2,200 polling stations started closing at 1700 GMT as many were still waiting in queues to cast their …

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Botswana votes in tight election testing its stable democracy

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP |  Botswana goes to the polls on Wednesday in a hotly contested general election that could test the country’s traditionally stable politics, as the ruling party faces its toughest challenge yet. The historic Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) — whose rule has been unfettered since independence from Britain …

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Stable Botswana to vote in rare cliffhanger

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP |  Botswana votes on Wednesday in the most closely fought general election in the history of the southern African country, long known as one of the continent’s most stable democracies. Former president Ian Khama has shaken up the country’s traditionally calm politics by dramatically renouncing his hand-picked …

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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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