Business and Finance

Business & Finance

Inflation decreases to 3.5 percent in December

In December, headline inflation decreased to 3.5 percent from 3.8 percent in November. According to the latest data from Statistics Botswana, inflation decreased for: alcoholic beverages and tobacco (from 1.3 to 0.9 percent); housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels …

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SOUTH AFRICA, MOZAMBIQE CEMENT BILATERAL RELATIONS

MAPUTO, South Africa and Mozambique have committed to maximising areas of cooperation that are beneficial for the neighbouring countries' bilateral relations.

At the invitation of Mozambican President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday paid a working visit to …

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DCI gained 0.29 percent year to date

The Domestic Companies Index (DCI) change was insignificant (0.005 percent) during the week ending January 11, 2019. As indicated by Stockbrokers Botswana weekly report, the index closed at 7 874.78 points from 7 874.41 points of the previous week. For …

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Governance

Governance

New Permanent Representative of Botswana Presents Credentials

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The new Permanent Representative of Botswana to the United Nations, Collen Vixen Kelapile, presented his credentials to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres today.

Before his latest appointment, Mr. Kelapile was …

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Least Developed Nations Lagging Behind on Attaining Sustainable Development, Speakers Say, as Second Committee Debates Countries in Special Situations

Delegates Also Take Up Reports on Operational Activities for Development, with Many Expressing Concern over Official Aid Not Meeting Agreed Upon Targets

Least developed nations are not entirely on track to attain the Sustainable Development Goals or eradicate poverty, speakers …

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Least Developed Nations Lagging Behind on Attaining Sustainable Development, Speakers Say, as Second Committee Debates Countries in Special Situations

Delegates Also Take Up Reports on Operational Activities for Development, with Many Expressing Concern over Official Aid Not Meeting Agreed Upon Targets

Least developed nations are not entirely on track to attain the Sustainable Development Goals or eradicate poverty, speakers …

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General

General

Jubilation Among Gbagbo Supporters, but Rights Groups Lament Justice not Served

PARIS In a stunning decision Tuesday, the International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes charges. The ruling amounts to another major setback for ICC prosecutors in the first case against a former head of state …

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NIGERIAN ARMY BLOCKS FIREWOOD TRADERS IN RESTIVE NE STATE

LAGOS, The Nigerian army confirmed the ban imposed on the supply of firewood and charcoal, in restive northeast state of Borno.

Bulama Biu, the acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, who made the disclosure in Maiduguri, the state capital, …

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Chad, CAR Threaten to Abandon Cameroon Port, Blame Corruption

DOUALA, CAMEROON Landlocked Chad and the Central African Republic have dispatched senior customs officials to Cameroon to look into allegations of corruption in the Atlantic Coast port of Douala.

At the port, heavy equipment is excavating and relocating huge quantities …

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

Eighteen urban planning specialists trained on Geographic Information System (GIS)

UN-Habitat launched a ten-day training course in Geographic information System (GIS) mapping on urban planning for 18 civil servants from different branches of Libya's Urban Planning Agency (UPA) and six municipalities. (Benghazi, Ubari, Al Kufra, Sebha, Sirte and Janzour).

UN-Habitat …

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The Nkomazi special economic zone will contribute significantly to the industrialisation of Thempumalanga Province

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the recently designation of the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Mpumalanga will contribute significantly to the economic and industrial development of the Nkomazi region and the province at large.Minister …

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EGYPT, SUDAN POWER LINKAGE LINE TO BEGIN OPERATION LATE JAN 2019

CAIRO, Egypt, The first stage of the electricity interconnection project, between Egypt and Sudan, will be completed by the end of Jan, 2019, the spokesman of the Egyptian electricity ministry, said.

"Operation tests are expected to start by the end …

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Sports

Sports

DIARRHEA MAJOR CAUSE OF INFANT MORTALITY IN BOTSWANA

GABORONE-- Botswana's data authority has indicated that the country's major causes of infant mortality are diarrhea, pneumonia, septicaemia, and severe protein-energy malnutrition.

Diarrhea leads on infant deaths causes, according to the release by Statistics Botswana.

"Mortality related to diarrhea constituted …

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Specialist Red Cross Ebola team arrives in North Kivu

A team of Red Cross experts has arrived in the town of Beni, close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).

The 19-person multidisciplinary team is made up …

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Specialist Red Cross Ebola team arrives in North Kivu

A team of Red Cross experts has arrived in the town of Beni, close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).

The 19-person multidisciplinary team is made up …

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Technology

Technology

ESWATINI TO EASE BAN ON SOUTH AFRICAN MEAT AFTER FOOT AND MOUTH OUTBREAK

MBABANE, The Kingdom of eSwatini said it would partially lift a ban on some meat and dairy products from South Africa after its neighbour took steps to contain an outbreak of highly contagious foot and mouth disease.

The disease, which …

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DR CONGO UNDER MOUNTING FOREIGN PRESSURE FOR VOTE RECOUNT

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo faced growing pressure from African neighbours and beyond for a recount of its contested presidential election in a dispute that threatens more violence in the volatile nation.

The Dec. 30 vote was supposed to herald …

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Congo’s Neighbors Call for Vote Recount in Troubled Election

KINSHASA Congo's neighbors are calling for a vote recount in the disputed presidential election and suggesting the formation of a government of national unity to avoid possible instability.

The statements by the southern African and Great Lakes regional blocs put …

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