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Makwala reaches 200 metres final, Van Niekerk scrapes in

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Makwala reaches 200 metres final, Van Niekerk scrapes in

- LONDON: Botswana's Isaac Makwala reached the 200 metres final against all the odds on Wednesday, qualifying from the notoriously difficult inside lane made even more difficult by wet conditions after gaining a reprieve from the IAAF. South African Wayde van Niekerk, bidding for a double after his 400 metres gold, sneaked into the final as second of the two fastest losers after edging third place in his heat from Christophe Lemaitre by two hundredths of a second
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Massive Buddha statue is stolen from Botswana temple

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Massive Buddha statue is stolen from Botswana temple

- A massive Buddha statue weighing about half a tonne has been stolen from a temple in the Botswana capital, Gaborone, police say. The Buddhist community in the city say they are devastated by the loss and have appealed for help to retrieve it. The bronze statue was donated by Thailand in 1996 and is 1.5m (5ft) tall and 1.2m wide. It would require at least eight people to carry it
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China steps up warning to Botswana over Dalai Lama visit

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China steps up warning to Botswana over Dalai Lama visit

- BEIJING: China stepped up its warning to Botswana on Wednesday over a planned visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama next month, demanding the African nation respect China's core interests. The Dalai Lama, reviled by Beijing as a dangerous separatist, is expected to address a human rights conference in the capital, Gaborone, on Aug. 17-19 and will also meet Botswana's president
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China pressures Botswana over Dalai Lama visit

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China pressures Botswana over Dalai Lama visit

- Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | China piled pressure on Botswana on Saturday over a scheduled visit to the southern African country by the Dalai Lama, who it considers a dissident separatist threat. Botswana’s President Ian Khama announced on Wednesday he would meet the Tibetan spiritual leader during his visit to the country next month, prompting a stern response from Beijing. “China’s stance is clear…,” said a statement from Beijing-based foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang issued by the embassy
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Chinese man arrested in Botswana over donkey skin trade

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Chinese man arrested in Botswana over donkey skin trade

- A Chinese man alleged to be involved in Botswana's illegal donkey skin trade has been arrested after being found with 500 animals suffering in dire conditions, police said Thursday. The animals were so cruelly treated by the 24-year-old suspect that they had to be culled. Botswana last month moved to crack down on the booming trade in donkey skins that has been fuelled by demand from China
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China cautions Botswana over Dalai Lama visit

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China cautions Botswana over Dalai Lama visit

- BEIJING (Reuters) - China warned Botswana on Friday (July 14) against hosting the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who is due to visit there next month, saying it hoped Botswana could make the "correct" decision about the trip. The Dalai Lama is expected to address a human rights conference in the capital, Gaborone, on Aug. 17-19 and will also meet Botswana's president
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Botswana risks China ties with visit from Dalai Lama

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Botswana risks China ties with visit from Dalai Lama

- Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | The Dalai Lama will visit Botswana next month and meet with President Ian Khama in a trip likely to anger China, a key investor across Africa and its largest trade partner. Beijing views the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist campaigning for Tibetan independence and consistently condemns foreign leaders who meet him. Botswana “will be extending the normal courtesies for visiting dignitaries”, the government said Wednesday in a statement
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Botswana risks China backlash with Dalai Lama visit

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Botswana risks China backlash with Dalai Lama visit

- GABORONE: Botswana will host the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, next month, officials said on Thursday, risking a backlash from China, a major investor in the African country's economy. The Dalai Lama is expected to address a human rights conference in the capital Gaborone on August 17-19 and will also meet Botswana's president during the trip. "President Ian Khama will meet the Dalai Lama when he is in Botswana
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Black rhinos of Botswana and Namibia: Can hunters save them?

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Black rhinos of Botswana and Namibia: Can hunters save them?

- Both know that there are fewer than 5,000 of them left on the planet. Both shudder at the thought of this ancient species going extinct in their lifetimes. They agree that the voracious Asian demand for rhino horn as a status symbol is fueled by ignorance and greed. They agree that the gangs of violent poachers who supply this black market must be stopped at all costs
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Mormon missionaries from U.S. return to Botswana after four-year absence

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Mormon missionaries from U.S. return to Botswana after four-year absence

- PROVO — Mormon missionaries from the United States entered Botswana again last month after a four-year prohibition, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said on Thursday. Flake described how Botswana agreed to allow American missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as he delivered the keynote address at BYU's Religious Freedom Annual Review. Botswana issued a blanket prohibition on visas for foreign missionaries in late 2013, just after the LDS Church established the Botswana/Namibia Mission
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President Kenyatta mourns former President Ketumile Masire of Botswana

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President Kenyatta mourns former President Ketumile Masire of Botswana

- NAIROBI, 29 June 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned former President Ketumile Masire of Botswana, describing him as a great leader who contributed immensely to peace and security in Africa. In his message of condolence to President Seretse Khama Ian Khama and the people of Botswana, President Kenyatta said words cannot convey the magnitude of the loss as President Masire was an elder statesman and a great leader full of wisdom
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Botswana bans export of donkey products

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Botswana bans export of donkey products

- Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | Botswana’s government has moved to crack down on the multi-billion dollar trade in donkey skins following a spate of killings of the animals across the country fuelled by soaring demand from China. Export licences for donkeys and their products have been suspended indefinitely, the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security said in a statement late on Wednesday
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Uhuru mourns former Botswana President Ketumile Masire

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Uhuru mourns former Botswana President Ketumile Masire

- Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned former Botswana President Ketumile Masire of Botswana, describing him as a great leader who contributed immensely to peace and security in Africa. In his condolence message to President Seretse Khama and the people of Botswana, the Kenyan leader said words cannot convey the magnitude of the loss. He said Masire was an elder statesman and a great leader full of wisdom
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Botswana's Quett Masire deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest post-colonial African leaders

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Botswana's Quett Masire deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest post-colonial African leaders

- LSE’s Elliott Green examines the life and legacy of Botswana’s second President Quett Ketumile Joni Masire. COMMENT | ELIOTT GREEN| LSE BLOG | Quett Ketumile Joni Masire, President of Botswana from 1980 to 1998, died late on 22 June 2017 at the age of 91. Masire is by no means a household name, even among scholars of Africa, yet he deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest African leaders in post-colonial history, for three reasons
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Strong quake strikes remote region of Botswana

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Strong quake strikes remote region of Botswana

- A strong earthquake struck in a remote region of Botswana on Monday near the renowned Kalahari game reserve, sending shockwaves across the southern African country though there were no early reports of casualties or damage. The magnitude 6.5 quake's epicentre was nearly 250 km (155 miles) north-northwest of the capital Gaborone at a depth of 12 km (7 miles), the U
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Magnitude 6.5 quake strikes Botswana: USGS

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Magnitude 6.5 quake strikes Botswana: USGS

- GABORONE (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck nearly 250 km north-northwest of the Botswana capital Gaborone on Monday, at depth of 12 km (7 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. Tremors were also felt in neighboring South Africa. "We certainly felt it here in central Gaborone," Jeff Ramsay, Botswana's chief government spokesman, said. "I'm not aware of damage yet, it is too early to say
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Magnitude 6.5 quake strikes Botswana

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Magnitude 6.5 quake strikes Botswana

- A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck nearly 250 km north-northwest of the Botswana capital Gaborone on Monday, at depth of 12 km (7 miles), the US Geological Survey said. Tremors were also felt in neighbouring South Africa. "We certainly felt it here in central Gaborone," Jeff Ramsay, Botswana's chief government spokesman, said. "I'm not aware of damage yet, it is too early to say
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  • Massive Buddha statue is stolen from Botswana temple
    Massive Buddha statue is stolen from Botswana temple

    , bbc.co.uk

    A massive Buddha statue weighing about half a tonne has been stolen from a temple in the Botswana capital, Gaborone, police say. The Buddhist community in the city say they are devastated by the loss and have appealed for help to retrieve it. The bronze statue was donated by Thailand in 1996 and is 1.5m (5ft) tall and 1.2m wide. It would require at least eight people to carry it
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Politics & Government

  • Uhuru mourns former Botswana President Ketumile Masire
    Uhuru mourns former Botswana President Ketumile Masire

    , the-star.co.ke

    Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned former Botswana President Ketumile Masire of Botswana, describing him as a great leader who contributed immensely to peace and security in Africa. In his condolence message to President Seretse Khama and the people of Botswana, the Kenyan leader said words cannot convey the magnitude of the loss. He said Masire was an elder statesman and a great leader full of wisdom
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Sports

  • Tanzania vs Botswana, Mayanga ataanzaje kibarua?
    Tanzania vs Botswana, Mayanga ataanzaje kibarua?

    , goal.com

    Taifa Stars kesho itakuwa nyumbani uwanja wa taifa Dar es Salaam, kuwaalika Botswana ukiwa ni mchezo wa kirafiki wa kimataifa. Taifa Stars kesho itakuwa nyumbani uwanja wa taifa Dar es Salaam, kuwaalika Botswana ukiwa ni mchezo wa kirafiki wa kimataifa uliopo kwenye kalenda ya Shirikisho la soka duniani FIFA. Mchezo huo ni muhimu kwa timu zote mbili hasa wenyeji Tanzania ambao wamekuwa na rekodi mbaya ya kushuka kwa viwango katika miezi ya hivi karibuni jambo ambalo wanalazimika kushinda ili angalau kuweza kupanda kwenye ubora wa viwango ambao unatolewa na FIFA
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Business

  • Botswana retailer Choppies to open high-end outlets in Kenya
    Botswana retailer Choppies to open high-end outlets in Kenya

    , standardmedia.co.ke

    A multinational supermarket chain headquartered in Botswana says it has secured space in some high-end malls in Nairobi and other towns where it expects to commence operations before end of this year. Choppies, which commands 30 per cent of the retail market in Botswana and also present in South Africa, Zimbabwe and West Africa, said it would target A-rated clients, same cluster as Nakumatt and Carrefour supermarkets
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Health

  • Limpopo on high alert as Botswana issues Malaria warning
    Limpopo on high alert as Botswana issues Malaria warning

    , news24.com

    Cape Town - Travellers heading to Botswana or those who find themselves in Limpopo need to ensure they take the correct preventative measures as a warning has been issued for high levels of malaria in both of these regions. The Ministry of Health and Wellness for Botswana has issued a warning that the country is experiencing a high levels of malaria, following the recent heavy rains
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Society & Culture

  • President Kenyatta mourns former President Ketumile Masire of Botswana
    President Kenyatta mourns former President Ketumile Masire of Botswana

    , kassweekly.co.ke

    NAIROBI, 29 June 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned former President Ketumile Masire of Botswana, describing him as a great leader who contributed immensely to peace and security in Africa. In his message of condolence to President Seretse Khama Ian Khama and the people of Botswana, President Kenyatta said words cannot convey the magnitude of the loss as President Masire was an elder statesman and a great leader full of wisdom
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Law & Crime

  • Chinese man arrested in Botswana over donkey skin trade
    Chinese man arrested in Botswana over donkey skin trade

    , sg.yahoo.com

    A Chinese man alleged to be involved in Botswana's illegal donkey skin trade has been arrested after being found with 500 animals suffering in dire conditions, police said Thursday. The animals were so cruelly treated by the 24-year-old suspect that they had to be culled. Botswana last month moved to crack down on the booming trade in donkey skins that has been fuelled by demand from China
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