Business & Finance


The Bank of Botswana (Bank) wishes to inform the public that, in line with licensing powers accorded by Section 30(1) of the Bank of Botswana Act (Cap. 55:01), and Bank of Botswana (Bureaux de Change) Regulations, it has revoked, with immediate effect, the licence issued to Rain Bureau de Change to transact foreign exchange business […]

Business & Finance


The general public is hereby informed that it has come to the attention of the Bank of Botswana (Bank) that there are some persons or entities that continue to conduct illegal deposit-taking from members of the public. One such entity, a company by the name of Dafritech (Pty) Limited, purportedly facilitating trade in digital assets, […]

Medical/Health Care

Covid-19: Latest global developments

PARIS– Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis: . WORLD TALLY: The coronavirus has killed at least 5,583,378 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a compilation from official sources on Saturday. The United States has recorded the most Covid deaths with 864,564, followed by Brazil with 622,563, […]

Medical/Health Care

Covid-19: Covax opens new front in pandemic arms race

GENEVA— Covax aims to break the Covid-19 pandemic in 2022 by ensuring a steady supply of vaccines at last for the world’s poorest countries — and swiftly getting them into arms. The global scheme, aimed at procuring donor-funded jabs for the 91 weakest economies, delivered its one billionth dose last weekend — a major milestone […]


Gunshots heard in several Burkina Faso barracks

OUAGADOUGOU— Gunfire rang out from several military camps in Burkina Faso early on Sunday, the government said, but it denied the military had seized power. Heavy arms fire at the capital Ouagadougou’s Sangoule Lamizana camp, which houses the army’s general staff and a prison whose inmates include soldiers involved in a failed 2015 coup attempt, […]

Human Rights

Nigeria jihadists kidnap 20 children: residents

Jihadists have killed two people and kidnapped 20 children in Nigeria’s Borno state, where a more than decade-long Islamist insurgency rages, a community leader and two residents said on Friday. Jihadists from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) stormed the northeastern village of Piyemi on Thursday near the town of Chibok, killing two men […]