Botswana

  • Africa & World

    Botswana restricts business activities for foreigners

    BOTSWANA is moving ahead to ring-fence business activities for locals. The protected list has 21 business crafts, ranging from bread and confectionery to furniture. “It’s tough out here. But going home is not an option, I will stick around if they enforce the law, I will look for something else here,” said Thomas Ncube, 32, (not his real name) a…

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  • Local

    Three Zimbabwean armed robbers shot dead by Botswana police

    POLICE in Botswana have gunned down three Zimbabweans who were allegedly part of a gang of five armed robbers. The trio, who were aged between 30 and 40, were “intercepted by police whilst committing a robbery” at a home in the Block 6 neighbourhood of Gaborone early Thursday, police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Dipheko Modube said in a statement. “Three suspected…

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  • Africa & World

    Botswana’s President Masisi receives first dose of Pfizer vaccine

    BOTSWANA President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Friday received his first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at Maruapula Community Hall in Gaborone. President Masisi “encouraged citizens to take the vaccine when their turn comes, citing concern over increasing deaths due to [related] complications”, the presidency said on its website. “I am here to receive my first jab of Covid-19 vaccine that…

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