Namibia: Trade With the UK Dropped in 2012
The decentralisation of De Beers' rough-diamond sorting and trading from London to Namibia, under the Namibian Diamond and Trading Company, and Botswana under Diamond Trading Company Botswana, put a dent on the overall trade figures between Namibia and the United Kingdom.
Wed May 22, 2013
Resource Investing News
Lucara Diamond Corp. - A New Diamond Producer
Lucara Diamond Corp. is an African-focused diamond production and development company.
Tue May 21, 2013
Nimrodel Resources Limited (NMR) - Metals and Mining - Deals and...
The company acquires, explores and develops mineral resources and energy assets in Africa and Australia.
Thu May 16, 2013
Diamond bought for $26.7m at auction
An extremely rare Botswana-mined large diamond sets a new record at Christie's auction in Geneva.
Mon May 13, 2013
South Africa: SA Girl, 13, Is International Chess Champion
A 13-year-old girl has become the youngest South African to win the world chess federation title of Woman International Master, it was reported on Monday.
Sun May 12, 2013
Africa, China rub minds on AIDS, malaria, others
Chinese and African leaders have met in Gaborone, Botswana, to discuss ways of jointly tackling critical issues such as AIDS, malaria,schistosomiasis, reproductive health, access to life-saving vaccines and non-communicable diseases among others, as the 4th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Cooperation held to explore new partnerships ... (more)
Fri May 10, 2013
Western president to accompany Governor General on Africa visit
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African Copper production report for the fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2013
African Copper Plc , announces production of 2,429 Mt of copper in concentrate for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 from its 100% owned mines in Botswana.
Thu May 09, 2013
SacOil announces approval of three onshore Petroleum Prospecting Licences in Botswana
The petroleum exploration Licences Number, 123/2013, 124/2013 and 125/2013 were awarded to Transfer Holdings Limited on 29 April 2013.
Around the world, May 17 recognized as 'gay day'
LGBT rights advocates in more than 100 countries around the world will commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia on May 17 with a series of marches, workshops, performances and other events.
China and Africa explore new opportunities to cooperate on health...
GABORONE, Botswana, - African Press Organization - Today, Chinese and African leaders will come together at the 4th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Cooperation to explore new partnerships to address some of the most pressing health challenges facing Africa and strengthen an innovative health partnership based on south-south ... (more)
Wed May 08, 2013
International Monetary Fund
Special Data Dissemination Standard Workshop in Gaborone, Botswana
The International Monetary Fund guided a workshop on the Special Data Dissemination Standard in Gaborone, Botswana, this week for officials from central banks, national statistical offices, and ministries of finance from eight African countries 1 . The workshop, which benefitted from financial support from the United Kingdom's Department for ... (more)
Tue May 07, 2013
Okavango to Hold First Diamond Auction in June
The Okavango Diamond Company will hold a pilot sale of rough diamonds on June a Za Z26.
Mon May 06, 2013
Botswana: Scary Strength of the Ruling Party
Having ruled Botswana since 1965, the BDP was undergoing a major split - a split that was so serious and so messy that many thought it would be close to impossible for the party to regroup, let alone win the 2014 general elections.
Jobs of 4,000 workers at stake in Botswana apparel sector
Apparel and textile members of Botswana Exporters and Manufacturers Association have reported lack of local and export orders for June and beyond, putting jobs of about 4,000 workers at stake.
Thu May 02, 2013
Botswana central bank cuts key rate
The Bank of Botswana cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time since 2010 to help support a flagging economy.
Irish firm extends Botswana mining ops
Botswana Diamonds, the Irish AIM listed diamond explorer has extended its Memorandum of Understanding with the private South African company over the 13 licence block in the Gope area of Botswana.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Christie's in Geneva to offer one of the largest pear-shaped diamonds known to date
A model shows three rings the 'Star of Kashmir', a rarest Kashmir sapphire weighing 19.88 carats, with richly saturated and homogenous cornflower blue colour, estimate SFr.2,400,000-2,900,000 , a diamond ring by Graff, set with an oval-shaped, d colour, type IIa 26.24 carats diamond, estimate SFr.2,250,000-3,250,000 and a ring set with a ... (more)
Lucara's First Special Large and Exceptional Stone Tender
Lucara Diamond Corp. is pleased to announce that it will hold its first Large and Exceptional Stone Tender which will close on May 22, 2013.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Botswana president 'clawed by cheetah'
Reuters President of the Republic of Botswana, Seretse Khama Ian Khama. Botswana President Ian Khama has received two stitches in his face after being clawed by a cheetah, local media reported on Monday.