Medical/Health Care

UN, Aid Agencies Cite Unprecedented Humanitarian Needs in Sahel

GENEVA – United Nations and private aid agencies warned Friday that an unprecedented number of people in Africa’s volatile Sahel region are in desperate need of life-saving assistance and protection. Aid agencies say they are alarmed but not surprised by the extent of the humanitarian crisis gripping the Sahel. Years of conflict in half a […]

General

Report: Jihadist Influence Growing in Northwest Nigeria

LAGOS, NIGERIA – Nigerian jihadist groups are gaining sway in the restive northwest and the region could become a “land bridge” to Islamists across the Sahel, the International Crisis Group warned Monday. Northwestern Nigeria has been wracked by years of insecurity involving clashes between rival communities over land, attacks by heavily-armed criminal gangs and reprisal […]

World Sports

ICC Rules Against Compensation for Congo’s Bemba

The International Criminal Court ruled Monday that ex-Congolese vice president and militia leader Jean-Pierre Bemba is not entitled to damages after his successful appeal of a war crimes conviction. Bemba’s lawyers failed to convince the court that their client must be compensated for the nearly $75 million they claimed he lost because of his imprisonment, […]

Business & Finance

Inflation Increases to 2.5 Percent in April

Inflation increased from 2.2 percent in March to 2.5 percent in April 2020, but remained below the lower bound of the Bank’s medium-term objective range of 3 – 6 percent, and was the same as in April 2019. According to the latest data from Statistics Botswana, the increase in inflation between March and April 2020 […]

Business & Finance

DCI lost 2.08 percent year to date

The Domestic Companies Index (DCI) lost 0.79 percent during the week ending May 15, 2020. As indicated by Stockbrokers Botswana weekly report, the index closed at 7 338.73 points from 7 397.01 points of the previous week. For the year-to-date, the index lost 2.08 percent. A total of 12 646 328 securities valued at P12 […]