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  • Botswana Declares Emergency on First Confirmed COVID Cases Voice of America
  • Botswana reports 1st death from coronavirus Anadolu Agency
  • Botswana declares emergency, confirms first 3 cases of COVID-19 cgtn.com
  • Botswana denies diplomatic row with Angola over river Journalducameroun.com - English
  • Botswana's first Covid-19 victim already buried, infection toll now at ... News24
  • COVID-19 claims 1st Tanzanian, appears in Botswana Anadolu Agency

    Finance


  • Woman, 79, first person to die of Covid-19 in Botswana Independent Online
  • Giyani secures finance for manganese project in Botswana Mining Review
  • Standard Chartered commits $1 billion to finance companies ... botswanaunplugged.com
  • Botswana: Retention of Workers Priority AllAfrica.com
  • Botswana records first death from coronavirus - vice president Yahoo Finance
  • Live COVID-19 updates: Botswana to implement nationwide state of ... Xinhua

    Celebrities


  • Botswana's Masisi, Germany's Merkel among more celebs hit by Covid-19 TimesLIVE
  • Meghan and Harry delay their 'inappropriate' celebrity rebrand due to coronavirus Express.co.uk
  • Tswana Celebs Are On Top Of Coronavirus. Zalebs
  • Celebrities Hit by the Coronavirus Naharnet.com
  • Celebrities hit by virus across all industries The Phnom Penh Post
  • Hrithik Roshan's self-isolation throwback post with kids from Botswana trip is your quarantine cure India Today

    Culture


  • Botswana Female Boxer Punches Her Way To The Global Stage Voice of America
  • Meghan Markle Opens Up About ‘Camping’ With Prince Harry In Botswana During Final Royal Engagement elle.com
  • Sports ministers to assess coronavirus outbreak The Herald
  • Botswana sports body to take bullet over Covid-19 The Southern Times
  • Beautiful Botswana: Venture deep into Okavango Delta’s waterways The South African
  • Botswana: Debt Halts School Sporting Activities AllAfrica.com

    Criminal


  • Botswana is failing its children, activists say Daily Maverick
  • Commission ushers in new era for Botswana-Zimbabwe trade ties The Southern Times
  • Multitudes throng court for Debonairs violence arraignment Mmegi Online
  • Botswana on high alert as SA COVID-19 cases rise The Voice Online
  • Botswana Best Student Gets TB Joshua Scholarship Modern Ghana
  • Khama’ s crash landing revealed The Voice Online

    Religion


  • Religion Today | Faith & Community Journal Times
  • Opening the way for inclusive faith News24
  • Pakistani Clerics Insist on Keeping Mosques Open Voice of America
  • Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women Forbes Africa
  • United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee publishes findings ... EIN News (press release)
  • Botswana, calm for decades, faces surprising election fight Associated Press

    Politics


  • Botswana president tests negative for COVID-19, exits quarantine Eyewitness News
  • Botswana president tests negative, exits quarantine DispatchLIVE
  • Botswana declares state of emergency following confirmed case of ... Ventures Africa
  • Botswana's president in self-isolation after trip Anadolu Agency
  • Botswana’s president has not tested positive for coronavirus The Zimbabwe Standard
  • Botswana’s President Masisi imposes 28-day lockdown, indefinite public emergency Daily Maverick
  • Botswana president tests negative, ends coronavirus isolation Africanews English
  • Botswana declares state of emergency, lockdown themastonline.com
  • Botswana President Placed In Coronavirus Self Isolation After Travelling To Namibia iharare.com
  • God Bless Botswana: Braced for lockdown as hotels open doors for quarantine Daily Maverick
  • Coronavirus: Burundi's first cases, death in Botswana, Ghana's mass recoveries Africanews English
  • Coronavirus: Rwanda, two Nigerian states 'feeding' poor amid restrictions Africanews English
  • Botswana's Masisi, Germany's Merkel among more celebs hit by Covid-19 TimesLIVE
  • Botswana to host Africa football legends The Voice Online (blog)
  • Botswana's belated submission to DEFRA The Ecologist
  • Botswana: IOC Postpones Olympics AllAfrica.com
  • BNOC to call off camp The Voice Online (blog)
  • Former Somali PM Dies of Coronavirus in London Voice of America
  • Live COVID-19 updates: Growth rates revised down, Thailand's ... China.org.cn
  • Emergency shakes up politicians across Africa DAWN.com
  • IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with ... International Monetary Fund
  • Small economy stifles Botswana’s growth The Voice Online
  • Botswana: AfDB supports economic diversification project through FAPA Modern Diplomacy
  • Tlou to save gas, save cash in Botswana - News for the Oil and Gas ... Energy Voice
  • Will Botswana catch SA's cold? Mmegi Online
  • Economy needs stimulus of up to P4bn Mmegi Online
  • What we need to transform Botswana into a high-income country Mmegi Online
  • Stanbic Bank Botswana offers SMEs financial relief through payment ... botswanaunplugged.com
  • Singapore Plans Record Stimulus as Coronavirus Turns GDP Growth Negative Voice of America
  • Live COVID-19 updates: Growth rates revised down, Thailand's ... China.org.cn
  • IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with ... International Monetary Fund
  • Small Cap Wrap - Touchstar, Agronomics, Botswana Diamonds and more... Proactive Investors UK
  • Botswana: AfDB supports economic diversification project through FAPA Modern Diplomacy
  • BDC, AfDB sign P900m credit line Mmegi Online
  • Botswana: Agoa - Another Cycle of Failure AllAfrica.com
  • African Development Bank Supports Economic Diversification ... AllAfrica.com
  • AGOA: Another cycle of failure The Patriot On Sunday (press release)
  • Tata Power completes sale of 50% stake in South African JV Cennergi Economic Times
  • Stanbic Bank holds dialogue on the 2020 global economic outlook WeekendPost (press release)
  • Perenti Global share price on watch after Barrick Gold contract update Motley Fool Australia
  • Rari explains Botswana's education crisis Mmegi Online
  • Botswana: AfDB supports economic diversification project through FAPA Modern Diplomacy
  • Africa faces grave risks as COVID-19 emerges, says Berkeley ... UC Berkeley
  • COVID-19 in Africa: insights from our media briefing with WHO World Economic Forum (blog)
  • Slow growth in black rhino numbers cause for hope: Conservationists - The Jakarta Post Jakarta Post
  • Why are some African countries improving and others not? The Economist
  • Coronavirus Deaths by U.S. State and Country Over Time: Daily ... The New York Times
  • Young Africans want more democracy The Economist
  • Singapore Plans Record Stimulus as Coronavirus Turns GDP Growth Negative Voice of America
  • Our brains are wired to think SA will be like Zimbabwe. Here’s why we’re wrong – neurologist BizNews
  • Small economy stifles Botswana’s growth The Voice Online
  • Moody's affirms Botswana's A2 rating; outlook stable african-markets.com
  • Will Botswana catch SA's cold? Mmegi Online
  • Botswana: AfDB supports economic diversification project through FAPA Modern Diplomacy
  • Op-Ed: African giants to stumble due to Covid-19 pandemic CNBCAfrica.com
  • Singapore Plans Record Stimulus as Coronavirus Turns GDP Growth Negative Voice of America
  • Botswana: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article Iv ... AllAfrica.com
  • Botswana: Agoa - Another Cycle of Failure AllAfrica.com
  • Rise and fall in the diamond industry African Mining Market (press release)
  • Namibia's top export markets hit by Covid-19 Namibian
  • IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with ... International Monetary Fund
  • Will Botswana catch SA's cold? Mmegi Online
  • Small economy stifles Botswana’s growth The Voice Online
  • Botswana: MPs Loose P540m AllAfrica.com
  • Nigeria to review 2020 budget as coronavirus puts pressure on oil ... Ventures Africa
  • MPs loose P540m The Patriot On Sunday (press release)
  • Small Cap Wrap - Touchstar, Agronomics, Botswana Diamonds and more... Proactive Investors UK
  • Lucara Diamond adopts flexible stance on Karowe underground ... Mining MX
  • Olympic Delay Adds Workload, Costs and Cash Flow Uncertainty Voice of America
  • BURS goes after tax-dodging landlords Mmegi Online
  • Botswana: Debt Halts School Sporting Activities AllAfrica.com
  • China: A loan shark or the good Samaritan? Deutsche Welle
  • Why China’s belt and road loans may not be the feared debt trap South China Morning Post
  • All About Botswana Africa.com
  • Nzwere solidifies Seed Co market position Zimbabwe Independent

    Botswana Leaders


    President


  • Botswana's president in self-isolation after trip Anadolu Agency
  • Botswana president in self-quarantine after visit to Namibia Eyewitness News
  • Botswana president in self-quarantine Independent
  • Botswana’s president has not tested positive for coronavirus The Zimbabwe Standard

    Speaker of Parliament


  • BDP walk out on UDC motion The Voice Online
  • Kablay cracks the whip The Voice Online
  • Parties take a stand on corona The Voice Online
  • Botswana: Moatlhodi Shocks UDC MPs AllAfrica.com

    Prime Minister


  • Coronavirus: Burundi's first cases, death in Botswana, Ghana's mass recoveries Africanews English
  • Coronavirus: Rwanda, two Nigerian states 'feeding' poor amid restrictions Africanews English
  • Botswana's Masisi, Germany's Merkel among more celebs hit by Covid-19 TimesLIVE
  • Former Somali PM Dies of Coronavirus in London Voice of America

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • African leaders respond to coronavirus... on Twitter Atlantic Council (blog)
  • Coronavirus shakes up politicians across Africa Modern Ghana
  • Namibia: Hage Geingob Sworn In for Second Term AllAfrica.com
  • Is it jobs for comrades or a mere bloated Cabinet again? New Era Live

    Minister of Economy


  • Botswana: AfDB supports economic diversification project through FAPA Modern Diplomacy
  • Botswana: Retention of Workers Priority AllAfrica.com
  • Woman, 79, first person to die of Covid-19 in Botswana Independent Online
  • Economy needs stimulus of up to P4bn Mmegi Online

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Coronavirus: Burundi's first cases, death in Botswana, Ghana's mass recoveries Africanews English
  • Zimbabwe: Government Intensifies Smart Agriculture AllAfrica.com
  • MPs slam Govt The Patriot On Sunday (press release)
  • Coronavirus: Rwanda, two Nigerian states 'feeding' poor amid restrictions Africanews English

    Minister of Culture


  • Sports ministers to assess coronavirus outbreak The Herald
  • Zimbabwe: Sports Ministers to Assess Coronavirus Outbreak AllAfrica.com
  • Bots turns to creativity and culture to boost GDP The Southern Times
  • Botswana sports body to take bullet over Covid-19 The Southern Times

    Minister of Defense


  • Woman, 79, first person to die of Covid-19 in Botswana Independent Online
  • Coronavirus: Burundi's first cases, death in Botswana, Ghana's mass recoveries Africanews English
  • Botswana, with No COVID-19 Cases, Closes Borders After Death in Zimbabwe Voice of America
  • Coronavirus: 11 veterans die after coronavirus outbreak at state-run veterans care facility in Massachusetts FOX13 Memphis

    Minister of Education


  • Rari explains Botswana's education crisis Mmegi Online
  • Botswana: Debt Halts School Sporting Activities AllAfrica.com
  • Woman, 79, first person to die of Covid-19 in Botswana Independent Online
  • Botswana President Eric Masisi self-isolates after trip to... Citizen TV

    Minister of Energy


  • Morocco Pledges to Support Electricity Projects in Southern Africa Morocco World News
  • Woman, 79, first person to die of Covid-19 in Botswana Independent Online
  • Botswana: Energy Sector Critical to Economy-Shamukuni AllAfrica.com
  • UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for Coronavirus Uganda

    Minister of Finance


  • Botswana: Retention of Workers Priority AllAfrica.com
  • Woman, 79, first person to die of Covid-19 in Botswana Independent Online
  • Live COVID-19 updates: Botswana to implement nationwide state of ... Xinhua
  • Govt funds secure under BoB – Minister The Voice Online (blog)

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • The Monitor :: Botswana Distances Itself From Germany/Namibia ... Mmegi Online
  • Immigration update: Japan enforces border control measures marketscreener.com
  • Botswana President Eric Masisi self-isolates after trip to... Citizen TV
  • Africa Records Over 1,000 COVID-19 Cases in 40 Nations TIME

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Botswana, Zimbabwe ties at their greatest in decades cajnews.co.zw
  • SADC leaders speak on democratic transitions The Southern Times
  • Botswana hikes power tariffs by 22 per cent to help loss-making utility ETEnergyworld.com
  • Life at the epicentre: Batswana speak from Wuhan Mmegi Online

    Minister of Justice


  • Woman, 79, first person to die of Covid-19 in Botswana Independent Online
  • God Bless Botswana: Braced for lockdown as hotels open doors for quarantine Daily Maverick
  • Botswana: Productive Workforce Essential to Transformation AllAfrica.com
  • Botswana is failing its children, activists say Daily Maverick

    Minister of Health


  • Botswana records first 3 cases of coronavirus - health minister Reuters
  • Botswana Declares Emergency on First Confirmed COVID Cases Voice of America
  • Coronavirus: Burundi's first cases, death in Botswana, Ghana's mass recoveries Africanews English
  • COVID-19 claims 1st Tanzanian, appears in Botswana Anadolu Agency

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Botswana's belated submission to DEFRA The Ecologist
  • Botswana: Lucas Takes Swipe At Morwaeng AllAfrica.com
  • Rari explains Botswana's education crisis Mmegi Online
  • Lucas takes swipe at Morwaeng The Patriot On Sunday (press release)

    Minister of Sports


  • Zimbabwe: Sports Ministers to Assess Coronavirus Outbreak AllAfrica.com
  • Sports ministers to assess coronavirus outbreak The Herald
  • Botswana sports body to take bullet over Covid-19 The Southern Times
  • BNOC hopeful of more athletes to qualify for Tokyo 2020 The Voice Online (blog)

    Director of State Security Service


  • Woman, 79, first person to die of Covid-19 in Botswana Independent Online
  • Botswana declares state of emergency following confirmed case of ... Ventures Africa
  • Stanbic Bank Botswana offers SMEs financial relief through payment ... botswanaunplugged.com
  • Orange Botswana supports communities amidst the Corona virus ... botswanaunplugged.com

    Chairman National Bank


  • Botswana: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article Iv ... AllAfrica.com
  • Extract more value from international relations The Patriot On Sunday (press release)
  • Botswana hikes power tariffs by 22 per cent to help loss-making utility ETEnergyworld.com
  • Make The Colleges Pay: How This Entrepreneur Helps Companies Offer Education Benefits That Employees Will Actually Use Forbes Africa

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, March 31 China.org.cn
  • #IAmWithYou campaign focusing on youth suicide launched at the... The American Bazaar
  • Rwanda's Good Day At the UN KT Press
  • African leaders respond to coronavirus... on Twitter Atlantic Council (blog)

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Woman, 79, first person to die of Covid-19 in Botswana Independent Online
  • Coronavirus: Burundi's first cases, death in Botswana, Ghana's mass recoveries Africanews English
  • Italy reports 602 new coronavirus deaths: Live updates Al Jazeera America
  • Make The Colleges Pay: How This Entrepreneur Helps Companies Offer Education Benefits That Employees Will Actually Use Forbes Africa

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Iconic jurists speak… 'Even those in the grave' Guardian (blog)
  • The Nigerian Federalism Imbroglio - A Pragmatic Approach THISDAY Newspapers
  • Live Blog: San Diego Police Shut Down Police Academy Amid ... KPBS
  • Judiciary: Toying with Democracy [Editorial] - TELL shola akinyele (press release) (blog)

    Opposition


  • Botswana's electoral body rejects calls for 2019 poll audit Journalducameroun.com - English
  • Kablay cracks the whip The Voice Online
  • BCP denies pressure to quit UDC Mmegi Online
  • Botswana’s conservation policies are driven by profit, not science Daily Maverick

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Analysts: Coronavirus causes Botswana's growth projection to fall Political Analysis South Africa
  • Moody's gives Botswana sparkling scorecard Mmegi Online
  • IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with ... International Monetary Fund
  • How young entrepreneurs can succeed in Botswana Mmegi Online
  • Small economy stifles Botswana’s growth The Voice Online
  • Bots turns to creativity and culture to boost GDP The Southern Times
  • Economy needs stimulus of up to P4bn Mmegi Online
  • Live COVID-19 updates: Growth rates revised down, Thailand's ... China.org.cn
  • Singapore Plans Record Stimulus as Coronavirus Turns GDP Growth Negative Voice of America
  • Will Botswana catch SA's cold? Mmegi Online
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    Investment

  • IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with ... International Monetary Fund
  • Small Cap Wrap - Touchstar, Agronomics, Botswana Diamonds and more... Proactive Investors UK
  • Botswana: AfDB supports economic diversification project through FAPA Modern Diplomacy
  • BDC, AfDB sign P900m credit line Mmegi Online
  • Botswana: Agoa - Another Cycle of Failure AllAfrica.com
  • African Development Bank Supports Economic Diversification ... AllAfrica.com
  • AGOA: Another cycle of failure The Patriot On Sunday (press release)
  • Tata Power completes sale of 50% stake in South African JV Cennergi Economic Times
  • Stanbic Bank holds dialogue on the 2020 global economic outlook WeekendPost (press release)
  • Perenti Global share price on watch after Barrick Gold contract update Motley Fool Australia
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    Demographics

  • Rari explains Botswana's education crisis Mmegi Online
  • Botswana: AfDB supports economic diversification project through FAPA Modern Diplomacy
  • Africa faces grave risks as COVID-19 emerges, says Berkeley ... UC Berkeley
  • COVID-19 in Africa: insights from our media briefing with WHO World Economic Forum (blog)
  • Slow growth in black rhino numbers cause for hope: Conservationists - The Jakarta Post Jakarta Post
  • Why are some African countries improving and others not? The Economist
  • Coronavirus Deaths by U.S. State and Country Over Time: Daily ... The New York Times
  • Young Africans want more democracy The Economist
  • Singapore Plans Record Stimulus as Coronavirus Turns GDP Growth Negative Voice of America
  • Our brains are wired to think SA will be like Zimbabwe. Here’s why we’re wrong – neurologist BizNews
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    Export/Import

  • Small economy stifles Botswana’s growth The Voice Online
  • Moody's affirms Botswana's A2 rating; outlook stable african-markets.com
  • Will Botswana catch SA's cold? Mmegi Online
  • Botswana: AfDB supports economic diversification project through FAPA Modern Diplomacy
  • Op-Ed: African giants to stumble due to Covid-19 pandemic CNBCAfrica.com
  • Singapore Plans Record Stimulus as Coronavirus Turns GDP Growth Negative Voice of America
  • Botswana: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article Iv ... AllAfrica.com
  • Botswana: Agoa - Another Cycle of Failure AllAfrica.com
  • Rise and fall in the diamond industry African Mining Market (press release)
  • Namibia's top export markets hit by Covid-19 Namibian
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    Public Spending

  • IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with ... International Monetary Fund
  • Will Botswana catch SA's cold? Mmegi Online
  • Small economy stifles Botswana’s growth The Voice Online
  • Botswana: MPs Loose P540m AllAfrica.com
  • Nigeria to review 2020 budget as coronavirus puts pressure on oil ... Ventures Africa
  • MPs loose P540m The Patriot On Sunday (press release)
  • Small Cap Wrap - Touchstar, Agronomics, Botswana Diamonds and more... Proactive Investors UK
  • Lucara Diamond adopts flexible stance on Karowe underground ... Mining MX
  • Olympic Delay Adds Workload, Costs and Cash Flow Uncertainty Voice of America
  • BURS goes after tax-dodging landlords Mmegi Online
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    Public Debt

  • Botswana: Debt Halts School Sporting Activities AllAfrica.com
  • China: A loan shark or the good Samaritan? Deutsche Welle
  • Why China’s belt and road loans may not be the feared debt trap South China Morning Post
  • All About Botswana Africa.com
  • Nzwere solidifies Seed Co market position Zimbabwe Independent
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