Medical/Health Care

Botswana to Allow Farmers Keep Wildlife to Boost Agro-Tourism

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – Botswana’s president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, says his government will allow farmers to keep small game as a way to encourage locals’ participation in agro-tourism. He added that it is paramount for them to have a stake in the industry. Speaking in a televised address Saturday, Masisi said Botswana’s tourism sector needs a boost […]

Human Rights

Cameroon Military Acknowledges Soldiers Arrested in Togo

YAOUNDE – Cameroon’s military says three of five men recently arrested by Togolese police and portrayed by Togolese media as notorious criminals who committed serious offenses against Togolese citizens are Cameroonian soldiers, while the other two are former convicts. The three military men stole weapons from the military headquarters in Yaoundé and went to Togo’s […]

General

Roadside Bomb Blast Kills 9 Near Somali Capital

Somali officials say nine civilians were killed and 10 others were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion outside Mogadishu on Sunday. The blast from an improvised explosive device hit a bus transporting civilians from Mogadishu to the town of Wanlaweyn, 90 kilometers west of the capital. The Somali government says al-Shabab is responsible for the […]

Business & Finance

Moody’s Affirms the “A2” Sovereign Credit Rating and Changes the Outlook on Botswana’s Rating from Stable to Negative

Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s), in the latest out-of-calendar review of the credit ratings, affirmed Botswana’s rating of ‘A2’ for long-term bonds denominated in both domestic and foreign currency, and changed the outlook from stable to negative. Source: Bank of Botswana

Medical/Health Care

Tobacco bans during lockdown should encourage renewed anti-smoking drives

The 2020 World No Tobacco Day is unique and historic as it comes at the time when countries across the world are on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For Botswana the day is particularly poignant. The country has banned imports and sales of tobacco or tobacco-related products along with other emergency regulations during the […]

General

Agencies Step Up Aid to Camp Fire Victims in Eastern Nigeria’s Borno State

GENEVA – U.N. and private aid agencies are scaling up assistance to thousands of people who have lost everything in a fire that engulfed their camp in Maiduguri, the capital of eastern Nigeria’s Borno state a week ago. What was meant to be a festive occasion celebrating the end of Ramadan turned into a nightmare. […]