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  1. Botswana: Khama Promises Improved Service DeliveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | AllAfrica.com

    President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama has assured Tonota residents that the Ministry of Health will speedily address problems hampering service delivery at the public health facilities.

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  2. APR Energy Signs Two-Year, 35MW Contract For New Power Generation In BotswanaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 | Power Online

    APR Energy announced today that it has signed a contract with the Botswana Power Corporation , the national electric utility, to provide 35MW of new power generation for a two-year term. APR Energy will install and operate the fast-track, turnkey power plant adjacent to BPC's existing 70MW generating facility outside of Francistown, Botswana's second-largest city.

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  3. Botswana: Botswana Strikes New Power Generation DealRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | AllAfrica.com

    APR Energy announced earlier this week that it signed a contract with the Botswana Power Corporation , the national electric utility, to provide 35MW of new power generation for a two-year term.APR Energy will install and operate the fast-track, turnkey power plant adjacent to BPC's existing 70MW generating facility outside of Francistown, Botswana's second-largest city. APR Energy expects to commission the plant in the third quarter of 2015.

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  4. Cared about one day, not the nextRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Beauty Mbanga got up at 3am to get her family ready for the taxi. That's Fortunate, her husband, a gardener, and their young son, Wilfred.

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  5. Botswana: Signal Receiving Equipment Only Expense in Digital MigrationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2015 | AllAfrica.com

    The only expense that Batswana will incur as a result of digital migration is purchase of the signal receiving equipment, deputy permanent secretary responsible for information and broadcasting services departments in the Ministry for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Mr Mogomotsi Kaboeamodimo has said. Responding to concerns from participants at a seminar in Francistown recently, Mr Kaboeamodimo said Botswana Television was a free to air service, therefore viewers will not be expected to subscribe to access it.

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  6. Botswana: De-Listing Push BMC Into DebtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | AllAfrica.com

    Botswana Meat Commission chief executive officer, Dr Akolang Tombale says the previous de-listing of BMC from supplying the European Union markets with beef had pushed the commission into debts. Briefing the media about the commission's current state of affairs and other related matters, Dr Tombale said the EU markets were the best markets for selling beef products, adding that the 18 months de-listing had created setback in their operations.

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  7. Botswana: Budget Constraints Halt Hospital Construction in FrancistownRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | AllAfrica.com

    Assistant Minister of Health, Dr Alfred Madigele said due to budget constraints, the ministry was not able to accommodate the hospital in the current 2014/15 as well as the next 2015/16 financial years.

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  8. .com | SAPS imposters granted bail in BotswanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | News24

    Two South African men charged with impersonating SA Police Service officials have been granted conditional bail by a Botswana court, the Mmegi newspaper reported on Tuesday. Francistown Principal Magistrate Dumisani Basupi granted Donald Nyoni, 38, and Solomon Zitha, 37, both from Johannesburg, bail on condition that they each pay Pula 3 000 , and produce two sureties who would each pay Pule 1 000 .

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  9. Microsoft, Botswana partner on TV white spacesRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | Vanguard

    Microsoft through the 4Afrika initiative in collaboration with with the Botswana Innovation Hub, the Botswana-UPenn Partnership , Global Broadband Solutions, Vista Life Sciences, BoFiNet, Adaptrum and USAID-NetHope, has launched a new TV white spaces pilot project. The project, known as Project Kgolagano, will provide internet connectivity and telemedicine services to local hospitals and clinics, which will enable access to specialised medicine in Gaborone and other locations around the world.

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  10. BoFiNet to deploy fibre and Wi-Fi infrastructureRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    Botswana's national telecoms infrastructure company Botswana Fibre Networks has launched two new projects to improve connectivity in the country. The 'Wholesale Wi-Fi' scheme will see the deployment of up to 600 public Wi-Fi hotspots in locations such as hospitals, schools and hotels in the cities of Gaborone, Mahalapye, Palapye, Serowe, Francistown, Maun and Kasane.

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  11. .com | Zim man sentenced to 8 years in BotswanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | News24

    A Zimbabwean man was sentenced in Botswana to eight years in prison for murder, the privately-owned daily Mmegi newspaper reported on Thursday. Thandazo Khumalo murdered Baitirele Mpoloka in 2012 after the deceased threatened to stab him with a knife at a drinking spot in Maun, the country's tourist town.

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  12. Mahama wraps up Botswana visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Ghanamma.com

    President John Mahama on Wednesday ended his three-day state visit to Botswana by visiting two diamond factories and polishing companies. The companies, Diamond Trading Company of Botswana and Eurostar Diamond Polishing Company apart from adding value to the huge diamond deposits mined in the country, also employed thousands of Botswana citizens and beyond.

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  13. Mahama promises to promote continental tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Ghanamma.com

    President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday said he would do everything under his purview as the Chair of Continental Free Trade to promote Intra-African trade. He said although various regional economic communities were working around the clock to actualize what had over the years been on the drawing board, individual countries need to leverage areas that they had comparative advantage to realize their dream.

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  14. Botswana: Ghana President to Help Market Botswana BeefRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | AllAfrica.com

    Speaking after touring the Francistown Botswana Meat Commission abattoir on March 10, Dr Mahama said his country did not produce beef in significant quantities but imported from South America and he therefore could not see why some of it could not be imported from Botswana. He commended Botswana for well managing the BMC plant and noted that as the chairperson of the High Level African Committee whose mandate was to promote trade and investment among African countries, he would ensure Botswana's beef market got exposure.

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  15. Mahama to help market Botswana beefRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Ghanamma.com

    Speaking after touring the Francistown Botswana Meat Commission abattoir on March 10, Dr Mahama said his country did not produce beef in significant quantities, but imported from South America and he, therefore, could not see why some of it could not be imported from Botswana. He commended Botswana for well managing the BMC plant and noted that as the chairperson of the High-Level African Committee, whose mandate was to promote trade and investment among African countries, he would ensure Botswana's beef market got exposure.

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  16. President Mahama wraps up visit to BotswanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Ghanamma.com

    Gaborone, March 11, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday ended his three-day state visit to Botswana by visiting two diamond factories and polishing companies. The companies, Diamond Trading Company of Botswana and Eurostar Diamond Polishing Company apart from adding value to the huge diamond deposits mined in the country, also employed thousands of Botswana citizens and beyond.

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  17. President Mahama promises to promote continental tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Ghanamma.com

    Francistown, March 11, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday said he would do everything under his purview as the Chair of Continental Free Trade to promote Intra-African trade. He said although various regional economic communities were working around the clock to actualize what had over the years been on the drawing board, individual countries need to leverage areas that they had comparative advantage to realize their dream.

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  18. President Mahama arrives in GaboroneRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | Ghanamma.com

    Gaborone, March 9, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Monday arrived in Gaborone, Botswana, for a three day state visit to the Southern African country. He was accompanied by Madam Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman, Minister of Education, among other dignitaries.

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  19. Shumba Coal Secures 800Mt Mabesekwa Coal ProjectRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2015 | Power Online

    Shumba Coal Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding Sale and Purchase Agreement with Daheng Group Botswana Ltd for the acquisition of the Mabesekwa Prospecting Licence in the north eastern part of Botswana some 60km south-west of the town of Francistown and 40km west of Tonota/Shashe. Shumba's Managing Director, Mashale Phumaphi said, "The acquisition of a very low mining cost coal deposit is an excellent outcome for Shumba and is part of our continuing strategy of investing in Botswana based energy projects to supply affordable energy domestically and into the region."

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  20. .com | Fake SAPS denied bail in BotswanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | News24

    A Botswana court has denied bail to two people charged with impersonating SA Police Service officials, the weekly Monitor newspaper reported on Monday. Prosecutor Semakeleng Mazibane applied for bail to be denied to Donald Nyoni and Solomon Zitha in the Francistown court because the State's investigation was not complete.

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