Botswana - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Botswana diamond sector wage disparity favours South Africans? Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:23:00 +0100 World over, particularly in Africa, diamond deposits have often been a source of bloody conflicts. However, Bostwana, a largely desert southern African nation endowed with huge diamond deposits, has been exemplary in its management and control of the precious mineral resource. But with foreigners earning more than locals on average, some have questioned Botswana's wage disparity. Alice Chimora Cremation of dead espoused in Southern Africa Fri, 04 Mar 2011 15:58:48 +0100 In most Africa cultures cremation is largely considered a taboo but due to increasing shortage of land it is now being touted as an alternative to burial in Southern Africa. Alice Chimora Botswana warns Libya amid suspected Zimbabwe mercenaries Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:08:59 +0100 Botswana, a small Southern African nation has threatened to cut all diplomatic ties with strife-torn Libya while its neighbour, Zimbabwe, is suspected of having mercenaries in the North African country. Alice Chimora Ivory Coast: Botswana moves to further isolate Gbagbo Thu, 20 Jan 2011 22:46:41 +0100 Arrangements are underway for President Alassane Ouattarra's first official visit outside his country since he was recognized by the international community as winner of the contested November 28 Ivory Coast presidential elections. President Ian Khama, who sent the first official invitation to Mr. Ouattarra, is a strong critic of what he terms as "hijacking" of political power. Prince Ofori-Atta Botswana moves to tackle complex HIV situation Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:16:57 +0100 Botswana government has approved to reduce the age through which individuals would be deemed capable of giving informed consent for HIV testing as part of a National Policy on HIV/AIDS. And, whilst more men than women are getting tested for HIV compared to earlier years, the percentage of first time testers who tested positive has reduced drastically. Kabelo Marupi Mobile clinics in Southern African region to fight HIV-AIDS Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:36:32 +0100 Southern African region which carries the highest burden of the deadly HIV-AIDS in the world is planning to launch a string of mobile HIV/AIDS clinics along major trade routes throughout the region. Alice Chimora Botswana: President Ian Khama's quest for a first lady Tue, 16 Nov 2010 16:38:17 +0100 Botswana President Ian Khama's continued bachelor status is now increasingly worrying his countrymen and members of his own political party-Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). Kabelo Marupi SIM card registration: A chance to formalize an informal economy, digitally Sat, 06 Nov 2010 16:33:14 +0100 A growing number of sub-Saharan African countries – South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and more recently, Ghana – now require that the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card in a mobile phone be tied to the user's name. The main reason: to combat crime. But I am afraid that with its narrow rationale and focus, this exercise misses the big picture; i.e., a golden opportunity to develop a good database that could become the building blocks for stronger institutions and economic transformation. Edward Kutsoati Swine/H1N1 Flu resurfaces in Southern Africa Sun, 17 Oct 2010 19:05:14 +0200 The southern African nation of Zimbabwe's health infrastructure has come under the spotlight after a new outbreak of the deadly influenza H1N1, commonly known as swine flu, was detected in all 10 administrative provinces. Alice Chimora Ian Khama, from Mugabe critic to advocate? Thu, 14 Oct 2010 19:25:23 +0200 Botswana President Ian Khama, a strident critic of his southern counterpart Robert Mugabe, seems to be "slowly awakening to an African cause" as he begins touring and consulting on issues affecting the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Kabelo Marupi Ethiopia, Ghana and ten African countries get medical education grants Fri, 08 Oct 2010 13:10:03 +0200 The United States will invest $130 million over the next five years to transform African medical education and increase the number of health care workers on the continent, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced October 7. Charles W. Corey AGOA: African business women at the forefront of trade Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:02:19 +0200 Thirty-four African women entrepreneurs are participating in the 2010 U.S.–Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum — better known as the AGOA Forum — and the African Women's Entrepreneurship Forum to further enhance the U.S.-Africa trade relationship by expanding their businesses and increasing economic growth in their own countries. Charles W. Corey Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Botswana Tue, 15 Jun 2010 01:32:24 +0200 An International Monetary Fund mission visited Gaborone during June 1-14, 2010 to conduct the Article IV Consultation with Botswana. The mission's work focused on reviewing recent economic developments and prospects and policies to ensure continued economic stability and growth. The mission met with Minister of Finance and Development, the Honourable O. Kenneth Matambo; Bank of Botswana Governor, Linah K. Mohohlo; senior government officials, development partners, the private sector, and representatives of trade unions and civil society. Ethiopia: Invitation - Press conference of the African Union elections observation mission Mon, 17 May 2010 17:43:53 +0200 The African Union (AU) Elections Observation Mission (EOM) led by President Sir Ketumile Masire, former President of Botswana, will hold a press conference on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at the Hilton. Representatives of the media will be briefed on the deployment of the observation mission on the field. At this occasion, an arrival statement will be released. IMF and Botswana's Financial Regulator Work Together to Improve Breadth and Quality of Macroeconomic Statistical Data Thu, 18 Mar 2010 18:26:08 +0100 International Monetary Fund (IMF) statistical experts are working with officials of the Bank of Botswana (BOB) and of the Nonbank Financial Regulatory Agency (NBFIRA) to improve the breadth and quality of data collected from the financial industry. The cooperative effort is part of an ongoing IMF technical assistance program and responds to calls by international groups, including the G-20, for improved data standards worldwide to support more robust macroeconomic and financial surveillance in the light of the global financial crisis.