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Statistics Botswana agric survey in sync with ILO study

A recent commentary in a survey on declining agricultural production by Statistics Botswana is echoing similar sentiments by International Labour Organisation (ILO). The government statistics body last week released the annual agricultural survey report for 2013 that showed a fall in output, but suggested that there was room for the sector to create jobs and […]

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Botswana loses out badly in digital-migration deal

Until now, it has never made sense why Botswana would be the only country in Africa that has adopted a Japanese digital migration standard while all other countries are adopting the European Union standard. For purposes of managing the global radio spectrum, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has divided the world into three regions. Botswana’s […]

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We pride ourselves as a nation with the independence of our Judiciary

It is indeed a pleasure for me to be here with you this morning on the occasion of the official opening of the 2015 Judicial Conference. I am informed that the purpose of this annual Conference is to afford the Judiciary a platform to introspect, obtain feedback and further explore methods to improve and deliver […]

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Moswaane defies Khama

Francistown West Member of Parliament Ignatius Moswaane said Monday that he intends to table an “MP motion without notice” calling on government to institute an independent commission of inquiry to look into conditions of service for public servants. Advancing his reasons for his motion on his Facebook page, the maverick legislator accuses the government of […]

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DCI continues second quarter momentum

The Domestic Company Index (DCI) of the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) closed last week higher buoyed by gains from Letshego, which recently made its intentions known about potential acquisitions in some parts of Africa. Writing on its weekly market wrap, Motswedi Securities said local stocks were despondent this week reflecting the short trading week under […]

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Nothing democratic about putting journalists behind bars-Obama

US President Barack Obama has condemned the harassment of journalists by African states and restrictions on civil society. Obama was addressing the African Union in Ethiopia on Tuesday, July 28. He said when journalists are put behind bars for doing their jobs, or activists are threatened as governments crack down on civil society it is […]