Business & Finance

DCI lost 7.87 percent year to date

The Domestic Companies Index (DCI) lost 0.39 percent during the week ending October 23, 2020. As indicated by Stockbrokers Botswana weekly report, the index closed at 6 904.49 points from 6 877.39 points of the previous week. For the year-to-date, the index lost 7.87 percent. A total of 15 019 529 securities valued at P39 […]

DCI lost 8.23 percent year to date

Auction Results (October 13 2020)

Human Rights

UN Calls On Tanzania to Avoid Violence as Citizens Vote

GENEVA – The United Nations is calling on all governmental and civil society actors in Tanzania to refrain from violence, and ensure people can safely cast their votes in Wednesday’s general election. Following weeks of bitter political strife, U.N. monitor groups and human rights organizations fear Tanzania’s election Wednesday is likely not to be free […]

UN Rights Office Condemns ‘Merciless’ Attack on Cameroon School

UN Expert: Somalia Backtracking on Human Rights Commitments


School of Pharmacy Holds 2nd White Coat Ceremony

The University of Botswana School of Pharmacy recently held its 2nd White Coat Ceremony for 43 pharmacy students under the theme “Molding Pharmacists of Great Repute and Quality”. Speaking at the event, Chief Pharmacist in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dr Vivian Sebako, described the Ceremony as a rite of passage where student pharmacists […]

Cameroon Says Separatist Attack on School Kills 4

Ethiopia Blasts Trump Remark That Egypt Will ‘Blow Up’ Dam

Medical/Health Care

UN Shines Spotlight on Sahel Suffering

NEW YORK – The United Nations is warning that Africa’s Sahel region is facing a confluence of factors that are pushing the region deeper into poverty, hunger and the hands of extremists. The U.N. says that if the international community does not invest attention and money to stop the problem now, the consequences could spread […]

East African Truckers Pay Bribes for Negative Coronavirus Tests, Official Says

Coronavirus Pandemic Worsens Hunger, Malnutrition in Parts of Africa

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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