Gaborone

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 21st, 2013
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2013 AFCON entertainers Ethiopia’s 2014 World Cup prospects will be tested on Sunday when they host Botswana in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia resumes its quest to reach the Brazil finals next year with their reputation enhanced after playing some entertaining football at the Africa Cup of Nations last ...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jul 6th, 2012
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Former U.S. President George W. Bush has wrapped up a weeklong tour of Africa aimed at promoting cervical cancer detection and empowering women to make “positive change in their lives.” Mr. Bush and his wife, Laura, announced a $3 million initiative in Botswana that expands an existing program aimed ...
By benim
In Botswana
Jun 28th, 2011
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Botswana’s public sector union has taken the government to court to contest the classification of diamond cutters and teachers as essential workers who cannot strike, a spokesman said Tuesday. Hot on the heels of the country’s first-ever civil servants strike closing hospitals and schools...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jun 7th, 2011
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Gaborone – Madagascar’s feuding political leaders ended two days of talks on Tuesday without signing a deal on ending the crisis sparked by strongman Andry Rajoelina’s takeover of the island two years ago. The talks, which were convened by the 15-nation Southern African Development ...
By benim
In Botswana
May 28th, 2011
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Gaborone – A Botswana union leader says his arrest on assault charges is part of government attempts to end a month-long civil service strike. Pelotshweu Baeng, former president of the Botswana Land Boards, Local Authorities and Health Workers’ Union, was released Friday on 200 pula bail. Baeng...
By benim
In Botswana
May 24th, 2011
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Gaborone – More than 50 000 striking civil servants in Botswana will go without salary or see their pay deducted as government begins implementing its “no work, no pay” policy, a union official said on Tuesday. About 90 000 workers have joined the six-week strike, and more than half...
By benim
In Botswana
May 20th, 2011
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GABORONE, Botswana – Botswana’s government has told 1,478 civil servants considered essential workers they will be fired for taking part in a nationwide strike that has dragged on for more than a month, officials said Friday. Akanyang Mmoi, a spokesman for the government’s public service ...
By benim
In Botswana
May 17th, 2011
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Gaborone – Botswana’s minister of education says schools are being closed indefinitely after student protests in support of a teachers’ strike erupted into violence. The minister, Pelonomi Venson Motoi, took the step on Monday, saying she was acting to safeguard students, staff and ...
By benim
In Botswana
May 13th, 2011
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GABORONE, Botswana – Police in Botswana fired tear gas on rioting students angry over a teachers’ strike. Teachers’ union secretary Justin Hunyepa says the students rioted in Molepolole, some 30 miles (50 kilometers) outside Gaborone, on Friday. He says 95 percent of teachers are on strik...
By benim
In Botswana
Apr 27th, 2011
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Gaborone – Botswana doctors, nurses and other essential workers who last week joined an ongoing public service strike returned to work on Wednesday in obedience to a court order. The government had sought the order from the industrial court, saying the unions had breached an agreement that esse...