Botswana National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate all Batswana on the 56th anniversary of your country’s independence. As you mark this momentous occasion, let us also celebrate the strong partnership between our two nations. Our close collaboration on shared priorities such as strengthening global health security, addressing […]

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Nigeria ticks some boxes as a democracy. Why this hasn’t translated into a better life for most

Since gaining independence on 1 October 1960, Nigeria has struggled to maintain a democratic government. The election of 1999 offered renewed hope after a series of military coups and periods of generals in uniform running the country. More elections followed over the years. Holding elections is a commonly accepted feature of democracy, along with having […]

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Africa is Rolling Out a New Plan for Pandemic Preparedness and Health Emergencies

In late August, health ministers from across Africa held a meeting in Togo in which they adopted a common strategy to confront health emergencies. The so called “Regional Strategy for Health Security and Emergencies” commits African countries to concrete steps to strengthen disease surveillance, response and preparedness. There are over 100 health emergencies in Africa […]

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Botswana Signs its fourth Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2023–2028

Thulagano Merafe Segokgo, Minister of Communications, Knowledge and Technology, and Hua Liu, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Botswana’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2023–2028 on 22 September, and 28 September 2022 respectively. A CPF is the frame of reference for the medium-term planning of […]

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East African Community states agree to cooperate in packaging, tourism

EAST African Community partner states have agreed to cooperate in packaging and promoting tourism investment opportunities and incentives in the region through different forums. This was remarked by the Minister of Commerce, Transport, Industry and Tourism in Burundi, Marie Chantal Nijimbere on behalf of the President of Burundi Evariste Ndayishimiye, during the final day of […]

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