Business & Finance

DCI lost 8.63 percent year to date

The Domestic Companies Index (DCI) lost 0.64 percent during the week ending November 20, 2020. As indicated by Stockbrokers Botswana weekly report, the index closed at 6 847.68 points from 6 891.58 points of the previous week. For the year-to-date, the index lost 8.63 percent. A total of 8 453 227 securities valued at P13 […]

DCI lost 8.06 percent year to date

DCI lost 7.87 percent year to date

Human Rights

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

GENEVA – A survey of some 300 members of parliament in 19 countries finds cases of human rights violations, including physical abuse, sexual violence, torture and arbitrary arrest of opposition MPs that are on the rise. In a new report, the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva expresses concern about alleged human rights violations against parliamentarians in […]

UN Calls On Tanzania to Avoid Violence as Citizens Vote

UN Rights Office Condemns ‘Merciless’ Attack on Cameroon School


Venezuelan President Blames Rival for Trump’s Apparent Election Defeat

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is blaming his rival, opposition leader Juan Guaido, for U.S. President Donald Trump’s apparent reelection defeat. Maduro said Thursday, he received a message from someone in the United States he refused to identify, that if Trump had trusted Maduro instead of Guaido, the election result would have been different. Maduro seemed […]

Polls Close in Burkina Faso Elections

Sudanese Opposition Leaders Pledge Commitment to Peace Deal

Medical/Health Care

Surge in Africa COVID-19 Cases Due to Large Gatherings, WHO Says

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the continent of Africa surged past two million total COVID-19 cases this week because of large family gatherings, workplace interactions, and gatherings related to elections occurring in several countries. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the 54-nation continent passed the two million cases mark this week, […]

Cameroon Activists March for Toilets, Improved Sanitation

South Africa Leads Global Research on COVID’s Effect on Athletes

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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