Khama confident Ramaphosa will solve Eskom power crisis

Botswana’s former President Ian Khama says he’s doesn’t doubt President Cyril Ramaphosa’s commitment to solving the country’s power crisis. Eskom also supplies electricity to South Africa’s neighbours. The cash-strapped power utility has resorted to load shedding as it battles to meet demand for electricity. On Monday, Eskom implemented Stage 6[…]

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Ramaphosa congratulates Botswana’s new president

President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the government and people of South Africa, congratulated the President of the Republic of Botswana, Mokgweetsi  Masisi on his Inauguration. President Masisi takes over from President Ian Khama who has stepped down after serving his constitutionally mandated two terms. President Ramaphosa says the[…]

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Sir Ketumile Masire’s funeral underway in Botswana

The funeral service of the former president of Botswana Sir Ketumile Masire is underway in Botswana. Masire’s funeral service is held at his home village, Kanye. Dignitaries from different countries have also arrived. The dignitaries include former South Africa president Thabo Mbeki and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. The road leading[…]

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Five ‘erroneously’ infected with syphilis

The Botswana government has confirmed that five patients at two major government referral hospitals were erroneously infected with syphilis last week after being infused with blood samples which were infected with the virus that causes the sexually transmitted disease (STD). Addressing an impromptu press conference in the capital Gaborone on[…]

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Botswana, China Diplomatic Row

Business came to a standstill on Thursday and Friday when local employees at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Botswana were released to go home as the embassy staff focused attention on addressing the issue of the Islands in South China Sea. Visa application processing was also[…]

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