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Botswana ex-president slams successor

Botswanan former president Ian Khama has accused his chosen successor of becoming an autocrat and threatening the country's reputation as a beacon of stability in Africa.
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Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Botswana, home to almost one-third of Africa's elephants, lifted a ban on elephant hunting on Wednesday saying the population had increased and farmers' livelihoods were being impacted.
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Botswana’s Mokgweetsi Masisi promises job creation, better pay

Botswana’s President, Mokgweetsi Masisi, on Thursday pledged to prioritize job creation and better pay.
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President Masisi begins campaign to market Botswana

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana has embarked on campaign to market his country, saying the nation is investment destination of choice.

Botswana offers Zimbabwe $600 million of loans

Botswana has offered to lend Zimbabwe $600 million to support its diamond industry and local private firms, a state-owned newspaper reported on Tuesday, amid a severe dollar crunch in the southern African nation.
President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 27, 2018. REUTERS-Caitlin Ochs

President and predecessor feud in proudly stable Botswana

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has used his first state-of-the-nation address to openly attack his predecessor Ian Khama in an unprecedented clash in a nation that prides itself on stability.
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Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa’s worst mass poaching sprees.

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa holds talks with visiting Botswana’s Mokgweetsi Masisi

The presidents of Zimbabwe and Botswana - two leaders who recently took power in contrasting fashions - met in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare on Monday.

Botswana names new vice-president

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has appointed Mr Slumber Tsogwane as his vice, the government confirmed on its online page.

Botswana’s Mokgweetsi Masisi vows to tackle unemployment

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.
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Video: Botswana swears in President Mokgweetsi Masisi

The Southern African nation of Botswana has sworn-in its new president in the person of Mokgweetsi Masisi. The 55-year-old becomes the country’s 5th president.

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

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.

Botswana leader Ian Khama ‘to look for wife’ once he retires

Outgoing Botswana president Ian Khama has said he will be looking for a beautiful wife after April 1, 2018, local media reported Wednesday.

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Brazilian police file defamation complaint against Neymar’s rape accuser

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PDP leaders, lawmakers meet over National Assembly minority positions

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party currently are holding a meeting to strategise on who will be the minority leaders, minority whips and Chairman, PDP Caucus of the National Assembly.

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir charged with corruption

Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was on Thursday formally charged with corruption, following the completion of an investigation by state prosecutors.