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South African Airways reinstates flights to six destinations in Africa
19-11-2019 | 06:36:19
South African Airways (SAA) announces its intention to resume flights to six destinations on the African continent, namely Accra, Lagos, Lusaka, Maputo, Windhoek and Harare, with effect from Tuesday, 19 November 2019.
Winners of the Botswana Innovation Fund announced
24-10-2019 | 05:57:01
Winners of the Botswana Innovation Fund Second Call for proposals have been announced. According to the Botswana Innovation Hub total of 324 applications were recorded in the second call for proposals.
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited doubles capacity on Spacecom Amos-7
22-10-2019 | 08:00:00
Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, and Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTC) have announced that BTC is doubling its capacity on AMOS-7.
[Botswana] Former President inaugurated first Chancellor, Amref International University
07-10-2019 | 13:16:00
His Excellency Mr Festus Gontebanye Mogae, third president of the Republic of Botswana has been inaugurated as the first Chancellor of Amref International University (AMIU).
South Africa, Botswana sign MoU to enhance regional harmonisation
24-09-2019 | 07:12:00
South Africa and Botswana signed a MoU to formalise their commitment to collaborate on all standards related matters, including standards development and recognising South Africa as an inspection services provider.
South Africa concurs with the new UK agreement in the event of no deal Brexit
12-09-2019 | 13:35:00
South Africa, along with five other countries in the Southern African region have concluded a new trade agreement with the United Kingdom (UK) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit.
UK agrees to trade continuity with six African nations
12-09-2019 | 07:58:42
The UK has initialled an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (SACU+M) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit.
Corteva Agriscience leads fight against fall armyworm with insect control solutions for African maize farmers
05-09-2019 | 14:00:00
Corteva Agriscience has been introducing insect control solutions to Africa’s maize farmers to in maize in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The expanded Walvis Bay Port to net more tourists in Namibia
15-08-2019 | 09:44:13
With its sand dunes and abundant birdlife, Walvis Bay is already an important centre of tourism activity in Namibia.
Multichoice Botswana unveils Now! TV on DSTV
09-08-2019 | 08:33:06
MultiChoice Botswana has launched a youth-focused channel. NOW! TV is available on DStv Channel 290 which provides entertainment and local film and television content.
USTDA renews public procurement partnership with Botswana
29-07-2019 | 09:05:15
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Republic of Botswana’s Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board.
Qatar Airways to introduce three weekly direct flights to Gaborone Botswana
18-07-2019 | 07:07:00
Qatar Airways will be launching its new service to Gaborone, Botswana, from October 27, 2019. It will be the airline's first destination in the African country.
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation relaunches mobile money service SMEGA
28-06-2019 | 11:50:00
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTC) has revamped and launched its mobile money service, SMEGA. SMEGA has been revamped to work on Comviva’s mobiquity Money platform.
Standard Chartered launches digital banks in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe
28-06-2019 | 11:40:21
Standard Chartered has announced yet another multi-market launch of its digital bank in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of its digital transformation strategy in Africa.
Standard Chartered launches its digital bank in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe
27-06-2019 | 09:58:30
Standard Chartered today announced the launch of its digital bank in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of its digital transformation strategy in Africa
Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting
01-06-2019 | 11:00:00
It’s one of the world’s last sanctuaries for African elephants. But now, Botswana says, its population of the animals will be fair game for hunters.
[Botswana] Andersen Global partners with Moribame Matthews law firm to grow African presence
15-05-2019 | 06:41:10
Botswana-based law firm Moribame Matthews has entered into an agreement with Andersen Global.
AfDB extends $80 million line of credit to boost Botswana's industrialization and regional integration projects
26-04-2019 | 11:00:00
African Development Bank Group has approved an $80 million line of credit to the Botswana Development Corporation Ltd, BDC, to help the country’s industrialization and regional integration.
Online tool tackles non-tariff barriers in Africa
25-03-2019 | 09:54:15
Zambian traders bringing molasses into Botswana on the Kazungula Ferry on 1 December 2016 were surprised when border officials asked for a fumigation certificate.
Aurecon picks Orange to manage its communications infrastructure in Africa, Asia and Middle East
12-03-2019 | 10:30:19
Aurecon has selected Orange Business Services, a global technology integrator, to manage its global communications infrastructure.
OTI partners with Puma Energy to gain momentum across Southern Africa
04-03-2019 | 08:25:00
On Track Innovations Ltd. has partnered with Puma Energy in Namibia and Botswana, launching the iFUELGUARD B2B solution
[Column] Diphetogo Lefhoko: Business risks that Botswana faces in 2019
20-02-2019 | 09:09:45
One of the most important trends to emerge in recent years is that it is increasingly difficult to identify individual risks in isolation.
[Botswana] Giyani signs $1 million convertible loan facility and marketing agreement with Traxys
30-01-2019 | 07:01:17
Giyani Metals Corp has entered into a non-binding term sheet with Traxys Africa Trading (Pty) Ltd which sets out terms for an investment of $1 million in the form of a secured convertible loan facility.
Trade misinvoicing undermines the impact of international trade in developing nations, GFI report
29-01-2019 | 10:05:00
A new analysis by Global Financial Integrity (GFI) indicate that Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) due to trade misinvoicing, is a significant and persistent drag on 148 developing countries’ economies.
[Botswana] Giyani submits Environmental Management Plan for its Lobatse Manganese Project
18-01-2019 | 06:18:51
Canadian exploration company Giyani Metals Corp has announced the completion of the environmental management plan (EMP) for its Lobatse manganese prospect in Botswana.
[Botswana] Strata-X announces Serowe CSG Project drilling
11-01-2019 | 11:29:00
The directors and management of Strata-X Energy Ltd have announced that the company has entered into a turnkey contract for 1 firm plus one optional vertical well with Danos Drilling of Gabarone, Botswana.
Kazungula Bridge to link, open up markets in eight African countries
04-01-2019 | 06:24:03
Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end.
Air Botswana upgrades fleet with modern aircraft
16-11-2018 | 09:27:20
Botswana’s national carrier Air Botswana has acquired its first ATR 72-600.
SADC receives letters of credence from European Union Ambassador to Botswana
06-11-2018 | 10:24:56
SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax received letters of credence from H.E. Mr. Jan Sadek, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Delegation of the European Union to Botswana at the SADC Secretariat Head Office in Gaborone, Botswana.
Intelsat and Q-KON enable large-scale broadband access in Africa
18-10-2018 | 05:26:00
Operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications Intelsat, and Q-KON announced that Q-KON will introduce new, multiple high-speed broadband services powered by the IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise platform.
Kenya, Botswana among high ranking financial markets in ABSA index
16-10-2018 | 06:19:43
Botswana, Kenya and Nigeria have moved up the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index, produced by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, and South Africa remains in top position.
Botswana Stock Exchange chief urges citizen owned businesses to list
09-10-2018 | 09:57:00
Citizen owned companies have been urged to spread the risk of ownership among a large group of shareholders through availing shares publicly.
[Botswana] Nhabe livestock to find a market
09-10-2018 | 09:11:10
Ngamiland community has been urged to support Nhabe Agricultural Management Association (NAMA) towards the construction of a multi-species community abattoir in Sehithwa.
OPIC, partners launch $125m facility for Botswana's polishing industry
01-10-2018 | 10:05:16
Stanbic Bank Botswana, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and Botswana Finance LLC, have signed a $125 million loan guaranty, which will encourage and support lending to diamond manufacturers and polishing companies.
East Africa economy best performing in the continent, ICAEW report
20-09-2018 | 06:23:00
Despite an economic slowdown, most African countries are reported to have a positive economic outlook. This is according The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, ICAEW.
[Column] Digital transformation promise for Botswana businesses
19-09-2018 | 11:36:05
Digital transformation and emerging technologies have been generating significant interest in Africa recently. Public and private sector organisations are finding the promises of job creation and economic growth difficult to ignore.
Botswana government hopeful of China beef market
11-09-2018 | 10:42:00
Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi said his government is confident that it will establish a lucrative beef market with the People’s Republic of China.
SADC scoops first prize at the 2018 Botswana Consumer Fair
11-09-2018 | 09:09:00
The Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) scooped the first prize award in the Regional/International and Diplomatic Missions Category at the 2018 Botswana Consumer Fair.
More Huawei innovations to speed up digital transformation in Botswana
04-09-2018 | 06:39:00
On his state visit to China, President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana expressed that Botswana looks forward to cooperating in depth with Huawei, to promote socio-economic development and achieve sustainable development of Botswana through digital transformation.
[Botswana] SADC receives a letter of credence from FAO
30-08-2018 | 11:03:00
The SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax received a letter of credence to SADC from the Representative of Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) to Botswana, Mr. Rene Czudekat the SADC Secretariat Head Offices in Gaborone, Botswana.
[Botswana] China writes off loans
28-08-2018 | 07:56:55
The Embassy of the People's Republic of China has exempted the government of Botswana from payment of the three interest free loans.
[Botswana] Farmers blockchain platform set to revolutionise FMS
23-08-2018 | 09:22:56
Plaas, a farmers blockchain platform is set to revolutionize Farmers Management System (FMS) in Africa.
ECA lauds Botswana government for growth and diversification plans
17-08-2018 | 06:12:53
The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa Vera Songwe has commended Botswana for being one the fastest growing economies in the SADC region at about four to five percent and for its plans for diversifying the economy.
ECA launches Zambia STEPS Profile
13-08-2018 | 10:00:00
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Southern Africa Office has launched the Zambia STEPS Profile and the Country Profiles (CPs) for Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe in Lusaka.
[South Africa] Giyani and Rhodes University sign research partnership
20-07-2018 | 13:08:51
Giyani Metals Corporation has signed a research collaboration program with Rhodes University, South Africa, regarding battery-grade manganese within the Company’s flagship Kanye manganese project in Botswana.
[Botswana] Pangolin to acquire ownership of AK10 diamond project
20-07-2018 | 11:19:39
International diamond exploration company Pangolin Diamonds Corp., PAN, has finalized the commercial terms of the joint venture agreement with Makanwu Civil Blasting.
UAE Exchange rebrands its Africa operations as Unimoni
13-07-2018 | 06:10:00
UAE Exchange, a global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, has announced the rebranding of its Africa operations as “Unimoni”.
Provia Auto launches in 10 countries across Southern African region
12-07-2018 | 13:48:03
ProVia, the safety-focused and reliable budget parts aftermarket brand for commercial vehicle braking systems has announced its launch in 10 countries across the Southern African region.
Botswana Power Corporation signs contract for GE Power’s Technology
09-07-2018 | 10:30:00
GE Power’s Grid Solution business today announced that it has signed its first contract with Botswana Power Corporation on May 24, 2018.
Botswana a beacon of hope in Africa war on corruption, ECA
22-06-2018 | 07:13:07
Botswana is a shining light and beacon of hope in the fight against corruption in Africa and has one of the best anti-corruption profiles on the continent.
Hub and Spokes Programme plans future trade support for African economies
16-05-2018 | 06:57:53
Key talks are underway in Botswana to shape a new programme that will support trade in Africa through technical assistance and capacity-building.
[Column] Ricardo Flores: Botswana poised for cloud growth
10-05-2018 | 19:40:09
Botswana is ideally poised to benefit from the opportunities that cloud computing provides with internet penetration hovering at approximately 28 percent and the number of mobile subscribers showing more than 2,000 percent growth from 2000 to 2011
[Column] Ricardo Flores: Botswana poised for cloud growth
10-05-2018 | 19:12:00
Botswana is ideally poised to benefit from the opportunities that cloud computing provides with internet penetration hovering at approximately 28 percent and the number of mobile subscribers.
Vast Resources and Botswana Diamonds sign agreement on exploitation of diamonds in Zimbabwe
01-05-2018 | 08:31:00
Vast Resources plc, the AIM-listed mining company has signed an agreement with Botswana Diamonds plc under which the two companies have agreed to exchange information derived from past exploration on areas prospective for diamonds in Zimbabwe
[Botswana] Pangolin to earn 75 per cent interest in AK10 diamond project after deal with Makanwu Civil Blasting
04-04-2018 | 08:29:39
Pangolin Diamonds Corp. has signed an option agreement with Makanwu Civil Blasting, a private company incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Botswana.
Morocco ranks top investment destination in Africa for 2017, followed by Egypt, Algeria, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire - Quantum research
27-03-2018 | 06:04:00
Morocco is the most attractive economy for investments flowing into the African continent, according to the latest Africa Investment Index 2018 (AII) by Quantum Global’s independent research arm, Quantum Global Research Lab.
World Bank supports young digital entrepreneurs in Botswana
01-03-2018 | 05:48:41
Digital ecosystems and entrepreneurs are essential to innovation and development in Africa.
Angola exempts tourism visas to Botswana, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zimbabwe
22-02-2018 | 06:04:00
Angola has exempted tourism visas to stay up to 30 days per entry and 90 days a year to four African countries and one Asia nation, based on the principle of diplomatic reciprocity.
Mozambique joins the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Southern African States
21-02-2018 | 06:15:40
The Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Southern Africa Development Community has become the first regional EPA in Africa to be fully operational after its implementation by Mozambique.
Botswana grants Globalstar first international terrestrial spectrum approval
17-11-2017 | 11:04:00
Globalstar, Inc. has announced that the Botswana Communications Regulator Authority has granted terrestrial authority to Globalstar's Botswana subsidiary to provide terrestrial mobile broadband services over 16.5 MHz of S-band spectrum at 2483.5 to 2500 MHz.
Oracle introduces next gen cloud applications to support Botswana's digital economy
09-11-2017 | 08:19:00
Oracle today hosted its Modern Business Forum in Botswana to help the country's fast-growing and large enterprises accelerate digital transformation and drive business growth with its next generation cloud applications.
[Botswana] Orange partners with Kwesé TV to offer customers programming on mobile devices
08-11-2017 | 07:39:38
Orange Botswana will soon deliver world-class video content to its customers across the country thanks to its partnership with recently launched pan-Africa, multi-platform Pay-Tv broadcast network Kwesé TV.
Schneider Electric signs manufacturing partnership agreement with SDM Electrical Switchboards Botswana
03-11-2017 | 13:04:00
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, is empowering the continent through supporting and addressing the transfer of skills and technology in the power and energy industry.
[Free Webinar] Safer Entry Point: Botswana
09-10-2017 | 08:10:00
Botswana is full of pleasant surprises and opportunities for those considering trade and investment in Africa.
[Kenya] Nimble Group Selects NICE analytics solution to improve customer service
03-10-2017 | 12:10:00
Cloud and on premises enterprise software solutions provider Nice has announced that Nimble Group, an asset management and collections leader, is implementing Nexidia Analytics across all of its customer interactions.
G Adventures and National Geographic Expeditions add Tanzania and Botswana wildlife parks to traveler’s bucket list
14-09-2017 | 09:03:00
National Geographic Expeditions and G Adventures through their joint travel line, National Geographic Journeys, have added Tanzania and Botswana wildlife parks as compelling destinations to watch.
[Zimbabwe] Masawara Insurance Group drives digital strategy with SSP Pure Insurance
12-09-2017 | 11:00:00
SSP has signed a new deal with the Masawara Group of insurance companies. The deal has seen SSP Pure Insurance deployed across Botswana Insurance Co., Lion Assurance Co. and Zimnat Lion Insurance Co. in multiple African territories.
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana entrepreneurs to benefit from $3 million Stanford Graduate School of Business program
17-08-2017 | 12:30:00
Stanford Graduate School of Business has announced a $3 million, three-year partnership with De Beers Group to empower young, budding entrepreneurs in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.
[Botswana] mining investment and governance review released to improve sector’s performance
11-05-2017 | 11:43:08
The World Bank Group has released its Mining Investment and Governance Review (MInGov) for Botswana to help the government improve the sector’s performance and to attract further investment.
Norilsk Nickel issues notice of legal proceedings against Government of Botswana
01-05-2017 | 07:40:00
Norilsk Nickel has served notice that it intends to commence legal proceedings in Botswana against the Government of Botswana in respect of its involvement in the reckless trading of BCL Limited and BCL Investments Proprietary Limited.
Botswana Most Attractive Investment Destination in Africa - Quantum Global Research
20-04-2017 | 08:05:21
Botswana is the most attractive economy for investments flowing into the African continent, according to the latest Africa Investment Index 2016 by Quantum Global’s independent research arm, Quantum Global Research Lab.
The Direct Pay Online Group expands to Southern Africa
09-03-2017 | 14:30:44
The Direct Pay Online Group, (DPO Group), East African online payment service provider announced today that it is acquiring 100% of the equity in Virtual Card Service (“VCS”) in Botswana and Namibia. This will be closely followed by the acquisition of 100% of VCS business in South Africa.
[Botswana] World Bank Approves $145.5m to Improve Water Availability in Drought Vulnerable Areas
06-03-2017 | 09:30:00
The World Bank has approved a $145.5 million loan to the Republic of Botswana for the Emergency Water Security and Efficiency Project.
Botswana law firm, Desai Law Group, joins Africa Legal Network alliance
02-03-2017 | 08:50:00
Desai Law Group (DLG), one of Botswana’s largest law firms, has today joined ALN, Africa’s foremost legal alliance, as its member firm in Botswana.
[Botswana] Liberty Life, Orange partnership allow customers pay policies via mobile money
01-03-2017 | 14:23:00
Liberty Life Botswana and Orange Botswana have launched a strategic partnership where Liberty clients will be able to pay their policies through Orange Botswana’s mobile money payment platform - Orange Money.
Africa Business Communities will come to meet with you in London, Gaborone and Windhoek
23-02-2017 | 16:25:00
Bas Vlugt, founder of Africa Business Communites, will be traveling to Africa coming April and May and this might be a great opportunity to meet.
[South Africa] Comair expresses interest in Air Botswana
20-02-2017 | 14:39:35
South Africa's Comair will be submitting a proposal to the Botswana government concerning its privatization of Air Botswana, according to reports.
[Botswana] Government starts plans to privatize loss making Air Botswana
16-02-2017 | 09:15:00
The Botswana government has begun the process of privatizing loss-making national carrier Air Botswana.
[Botswana] Sechaba board changes end of financial year from March to December
14-02-2017 | 08:57:41
Sechaba board of directors has resolved to change the company’s financial year end from March 31st to 31st December, the company has disclosed.
African Innovation Foundations signs MoU with Botswana Innovation Hub to commercialize innovations, strengthen innovation ecosystems
13-02-2017 | 12:23:00
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) to officialise their partnership aiming at strengthening ecosystems and commercializing innovations in Botswana.
[Botswana] Bowmans facilitates complex multi-faceted financing deal
03-02-2017 | 10:49:00
A finance and banking team from pan-African law firm Bowmans represented and advised long standing client Standard Bank and Stanbic Bank Botswana Limited in connection with a senior secured $30 million multi-currency term, revolving and overdraft financing made available to Wilderness Holdings Limited and a number of its subsidiaries in various jurisdiction