Business & Finance

DCI gained 0.13 percent year to date

The Domestic Companied Index (DCI) gained 0.13 percent during the week ending January 8, 2021. As indicated by the Stockbrokers weekly report, the index closed at 6 888.10 points from 6 879.35 points of the previous week. For the year-to-date, the index gained 0.13 percent. A total of 11 571 435 securities valued at P9 […]

Auction Results (January 12 2021)

The Pula depreciated by 1.9 percent against the South African rand

Human Rights

Facebook Shuts Down Ugandan Government-Linked Accounts Ahead of General Election 

Facebook has taken down several accounts linked to the government of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, saying they were being used to manipulate public opinion ahead of this week’s presidential election. The U.S.-based social media giant said Monday it linked the network of accounts to the Uganda’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology. Facebook said the […]

UN Rights Office Alarmed at Uptick in Violence Ahead of Central African Republic Elections

Opposition MPs Worldwide Subjected to Election-Related Rights Violations, Abuse, Report Finds


Cameroon Man Arrested for Baby Trafficking Gives Stunning Details of Operation

YAOUNDE – Cameroon police said Saturday they have opened investigations into a network of traffickers who allegedly buy babies from the central African state to sell in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some members of the network, believed to have illegally sold scores of children, were arrested Saturday in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, with babies they […]

Ugandan Military Enters Opposition Leader’s House After Election Fraud Accusations

Democrats Win Key US Senate Runoff With Second Georgia Race Too Close to Call

Medical/Health Care

Public Face of South Africa’s COVID-19 Fight Dies of Virus Complications

South Africa is mourning the sudden death of Jackson Mthembu, a cabinet minister and presidential adviser who was the public face of South Africa’s fight against COVID-19. President Cyril Ramaphosa offered condolences in a statement Thursday, saying he was shocked and saddened that 62-year-old Mthembu had died from COVID-related complications. He is the first of […]

Death Toll Rises in West Darfur

Rare South Sudan Soldiers’ Rape Conviction Raises Hopes for Justice

World Sports

Former Ivory Coast International Footballer Runs for Football Federation Presidency

Former internationally known Ivory Coast football player Didier Drogba entered the race to be president of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) Saturday. Hundreds gathered to cheer the former Chelsea and Marseille striker when he arrived at FIF’s Abidjan headquarters. Members of his team signed paperwork for his candidacy. However, Drogba, the leading goal scorer in […]

ICC Rules Against Compensation for Congo’s Bemba

Lionesses to play at Langford Sevens


HRSA Administrator Appreciates Lessons from Botswana

With the United States of America aiming to end HIV/AIDS by 2030, Botswana has a lot to offer in terms of management and innovation against the scourge. As such, the US can, while offering assistance, also learn something innovative from Botswana. This emerged during the Administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ […]

Department of History Reflects on Place Names in Botswana

More than 2000 go through SOLTRAINING Initiative

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