[Daily Maverick] Cyril Ramaphosa has downplayed possible tensions with his Botswana counterpart Mokgweetsi Masisi over the presence in South Africa of the neighbouring country's former president, Ian Khama.
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique's publicly owned electricity company, EDM, will provide 100 megawatts of non-firm power to Botswana, under a contract, valid for a year, signed on Thursday between EDM and the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC).
[Africa In Fact] Trust is difficult to build and easy to destroy. The same is true of democracy and good governance. Botswana has, relatively speaking, been a shining light of democracy on the continent. Until now, that is.
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- Researchers in Botswana and South Africa have detected new sub-lineages of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 and are carrying out further investigations to fully understand crucial traits such as infectivity and virulence.
[The Herald] Researchers from Zimbabwe and Botswana are investigating the potential for the production of metallurgical coke used in most smelting operations to reduce the percentage of expensive imported coking coals in blends used by mining companies in the two countries.
[VOA] Gaborone -- Botswana has become the first country in Africa to approve the use of the Texas-made COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax. Botswana's president and California biotech company NantWorks made the announcement Monday as they began construction of a plant to produce COVID-vaccines and drugs to fight cancer.
[VOA] Gaborone, Botswana -- Botswana will allow unvaccinated travelers into the country, provided they produce a negative COVID-19 test result. That's a reversal from last month, when the nation started denying entry to travelers who were partially vaccinated or unvaccinated and not willing to get a free shot.
[Namibian] NAMIBIA has approved the co-hosting bid of the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament with Botswana, the Minister of Information and Communication Technology Peya Mushelenga announced late Friday.
[New Era] Justice minister Yvonne Dausab has asked the National Assembly to ratify the extradition treaty between Namibia and Botswana, which the two governments signed in 2018. Motivating her request on Tuesday, Dausab said the treaty is important in supporting the rule of law, proper governance, peace, security and democracy in Namibia.
[The Patriot] Botswana government's recent decision to allow local subsistence farmers to use their fields for game farming has left researchers startled as expert advice to allocate communities suitable for the industry in Boteti and Okavango areas have been ignored over the years.
[Daily News] THE National Under-17 Women team's Head Coach Bakari Shime says the players' morale is high, and they are ready to secure a home victory against Botswana in the World Cup qualifying game at Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar today.
[CAJ News] THE signing of some memoranda of understanding (MoUs) between Zimbabwe and Botswana will enable the two countries promote tourism and travel between them and the entire Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
[The Herald] Victoria Falls -- Botswana Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation Lemogang Kwape has congratulated Victoria Falls for attaining city status saying this will promote tourism in the world destination.
[New Zimbabwe] The third session of the Zimbabwe-Botswana Bi-National Commission (BNC) opened in Victoria Falls Monday with the two nations seeking to ratify bilateral agreements that will promote cooperation.
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE'S hopes of qualifying for the finals of the 2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations suffered a major blow after the Mighty Warriors succumbed to a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Botswana in the first leg of their second-round clash at the National Sports Stadium on Friday.
[The Herald] THE Mighty Warriors opponents in the Africa Women Cup of Nations last qualifying round, Botswana, were scheduled to arrive in the country last night ahead of their crunch first leg tie at the National Sports Stadium on Friday.
[VOA] Gaborone -- In a bid to boost agro-tourism, the Botswana government is offering wildlife start-up stock to farmers to keep in their ploughing fields. The government says the move will give locals an improved stake in the lucrative tourism sector.
[VOA] Botswana health authorities say, starting Monday, fully vaccinated travelers entering the country will no longer need a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. Unvaccinated visitors can also get inoculated free at Botswana's entry points. From Gaborone.
[VOA] Gaborone -- Following public outrage, Botswana's government has revised a controversial spy bill which would have allowed investigators to intercept private communications without a court order. Under the revised bill, tapping private conversations now becomes an offense.
[Botswana Editors' Forum] The coalition of Southern African journalism organisations in Gaborone this week, led by the Botswana Editors' Forum (BEF), to investigate the country's controversial new Criminal Procedure and Evidence Bill, has welcomed the Botswana government's amendments to the Bill.
[The Herald] Players in Zimbabwe's buoyant rabbit industry are in talks with their Botswana counterparts to assist the latter in setting up their first rabbit abattoir, top industry officials have confirmed.
[The Herald] Four Zimbabwean brothers and their accomplice who were being charged with unlawful prospecting of minerals without a permit or licence authorising them to do so have been cleared of wrongdoing because of lack of evidence by a Botswana court.
[Namibian] THE Namibian Lives Matter (NLM) movement says it will approach the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) in a bid to have an impartial inquest into the killing of four men along the Chobe River by the Botswana army in 2020.
[RFI] The President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi, has been replaced by the vice president and is in isolation after testing positive for Covid. The country, which first identified the Omicron variant, has been able to vaccinate nearly half of its population against the virus.
[Daily Maverick] A series of four articles examine issues of policy, laws, rights, culture, popular culture, language, stigma, crimes, discrimination and individual experience of the queer community in four African countries.
[DW] From accepting a transgender mayor in Bangladesh, restoring gay rights in the US to decriminalizing homosexuality in Botswana, several countries have offered glimmers of hope this year in advancing LGBTQ rights.