Botswanan diamond firm Debswana has said it unearthed a 1,098-carat stone that it described as the third-largest of its kind in the world. The stone, found on June 1, was shown on Wednesday to President Mokgweetsi Masisi in the capital, Gaborone. “It is believed to be the third-largest gem-quality find[…]
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[…]
Scientists claim they have traced the homeland for all modern humans to a region of northern Botswana, south of the Zambezi River. The area is now salt pans, but 200,000 years ago it was home to Homo Sapiens and hosted a population of modern humans for at least 70,000 years, according to[…]
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[…]
Africa’s best police service is that of Botswana despite being ranked 47th best in the world. This is according to the World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) released by two bodies, the International Police Science Association (IPSA) and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). The index ranked the[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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