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    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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    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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    Botswana deports Zimbabwean refugees

    THE Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says it is concerned after Botswana deported 57 Zimbabwean refugees who had lived in the host country since 2008. The refugees reportedly failed to register for Zimbabwean repatriation, which led to their forced removal late last week. The UNHCR’s external relations officer, Kate Pond, says the refugees, irrespective of their…

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