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Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Botswana to translocate 500 elephants to Mozambique

Two years after pledging 500 elephants to Mozambique as a gift, Botswana says the animals are set to be translocated in the near future. This was revealed by President Mokgweetsi Masisi during a three-day state visit by Mozambiques President Filipe Nyusi that ends on Good Friday.
#botswana #filipenyusi
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Arson attack on ministers property politically motivated, Botswana govt claims amid Masisi-Khama fallout

The government of Botswana has described the burning of a vehicle and house belonging to the countrys minister of local government and rural development as being politically motivated.
#botswana #masisikhama
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Ian Khama claims his twin brothers have been detained by Botswana's state security

Former Botswana president Ian Khama claims his successor, President Mokgweetsi Masisi, ordered the detention of his twin brothers, Tshekedi Khama and Anthony Khama, by state security.
#iankhama #botswana #masisi
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Six men arrested in Botswana after robbery at SADC offices

After a two-month investigation, Botswana police have arrested six men for allegedly robbing the Southern African Development Community (SADC) of property worth R625 000.
#botswana #sadc
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
With Russia shunned, Botswana's president seeks top spot in diamond trade

Botswana, the world’s second-largest diamond producer, is seeking a more prominent role in the industry as No. 1 player Russia faces international outrage following its invasion of Ukraine. The southern African nation is vying to host a permanent new headquarters and secretariat for the Kimberley Process, which seeks to combat trade in the gems from conflict areas, part of the government’s effort to turn the country into a global industry hub.
#botswana #russia #diamondtrade
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Botswana, Zimbabwe commend Rwanda for its 'fight against violent extremism' in Cabo Delgado

The presidents of Botswana and Zimbabwe are grateful for the role played by Rwanda in fighting insurgents in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province. This was revealed in a joint communique released after the two-day Botswana-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission held in Zimbabwe's prime resort area, Victoria Falls, at the weekend.
#cabodelgado #zimbabwe #botswana
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Media bodies welcome positive 'trade-off' as Botswana govt amends Spy Bill

The government of Botswana has made alterations to the new Criminal Procedure and Evidence Bill in what a coalition of media practitioners has called a positive "trade-off". Initially, the law sought to give the state powers to intercept communication and force disclosures to state intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
#botswana #spybill
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Botswana has stockpile of 3 million Covid-19 vaccines, starts offering booster jabs

Botswana has a stockpile of more than three million Covid-19 vaccines that will enable the country to go beyond community immunity, as well as administer booster shots. By 20 January, Botswana - with a national population of 2.37 million - had fully vaccinated 45.9% of the population, and 50.8% of the population had received their first dose.
#botswana #covidvaccines
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Botswana president vows to honour gay rights judgment

Botswana's president vowed Monday to fully implement a 2019 court ruling decriminalising homosexuality, two months after losing an appeal that sought to overturn it.
President Mokgweetsi Masisi invited LGBT leaders to his office to reassure them that he would respect the court's decision and protect their rights.
#botswana #mokgweetsimaisis #lgbt
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Botswana moves to restrict business activities for foreigners

"It's tough out here. But going home is not an option, I will stick around if they enforce the law, I will look for something else here," said Thomas Ncube, 32, (not his real name) a Zimbabwean owner of a butchery in Gaborone, Botswana.
#botswana #zimbabwean #thomasncube
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Massive uncut diamond extracted from Karowe Mine in Botswana unveiled in New York

In a bid to drum up investor appetite for rough, natural diamonds, mining company Lucara Diamond Corp and manufacturer HB Antwerp on Monday unveiled a 1 175-carat diamond in New York City.
#diamond #antwerp #newyork #botswana #mining #naturalresources

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