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Stanford Graduate School of Business Launches Two Educational Opportunities to Empower Youth and Entrepreneurs in Southern Africa

Stanford Graduate School of Business Launches Two Educational Opportunities to Empower Youth and Entrepreneurs in Southern Africa

Stanford Graduate School of Business (www.GSB.stanford.edu) (Stanford GSB) today announced a USD $3 million, three-year partnership with De Beers Group to empower young, budding entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa through two new educational programs launching in 2018. Stanford is expanding two of its successful programs to Southern Africa: […]

African Leaders Gather to Mourn Botswana’s Masire – VIDEO

African Leaders Gather to Mourn Botswana’s Masire – VIDEO

Several African dignitaries are in Botswana for the memorial and funeral service of former president Sir Ketumile Masire, who died in hospital last week at the age of 91, a report says. According to SABC, Masire’s memorial service will be held in Gaborone on Wednesday, while his funeral will be held on Thursday at his […]

Former Botswana president Ketumile Masire dies at 91

Former Botswana president Ketumile Masire dies at 91

Sir Ketumile Masire, who was Botswana’s second President, has died aged 91. He had been hospitalised in critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit at Bokomoso Hospital since June 18. The Board of Trustees of the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation (SKMF) issued a statement last night announcing his death. Quett Ketumile Joni Masire, GCMG (born […]

Botswana President Ian Khama in Sweden

Botswana President Ian Khama in Sweden

President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama left for Sweden yesterday on a three-day official visit at the invitation of the prime minister of Sweden, Mr Stefan Lofven. The President was seen off at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport by Permanent Secretary to the President Mr Carter Morupisi and permanent secretary in the Ministry […]

Botswana kills over 300 stray cattle

Botswana kills over 300 stray cattle

More than 300 cattle have been shot so far in Botswana after the neighbouring country effected a shot to kill policy on stray livestock last year in a bid to curb foot and mouth. This was revealed by the Officer Commanding police in Matabeleland South Province, Senior Assistant Commissioner Learn Ncube when he appeared before […]

South Africa, Botswana Clash Over Diamonds

South Africa, Botswana Clash Over Diamonds

Diamond production behemoth De Beers Group of Companies will hold a Sight next week at Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) in Gaborone where they will auction stones without rough diamonds from neighbouring South Africa. This follows a shocking decision last week by South Africa’s minerals minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, of refusing to grant an exemption to […]

Botswana Govt Backtracks On ‘Self-Injury’ Directive

Botswana Govt Backtracks On ‘Self-Injury’ Directive

Government has beat a hasty retreat hardly a month after the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) shocked many with an order that from April 01, state health facilities will no longer provide medical assistance to members of the public with “self-inflicted conditions”. A savingram dated 29th March 2017 titled: REMOVAL OF MEDICAL COVER FOR […]

Plastic Bag Bans in Africa – Reality or Fantasy?

Plastic Bag Bans in Africa – Reality or Fantasy?

Tunisia and Kenya recently joined the ranks of African countries banning the use of plastic bags – but poor waste management and a mentality of littering make the prospect of a plastic waste-free society unrealistic. Plastic bags are used daily across Africa – the bans are hoped to tackle the pervasive problem of waste. In […]

Botswana Blacklists Divisive Malawian ‘Prophet’ Shepherd Bushiri

Botswana Blacklists Divisive Malawian ‘Prophet’ Shepherd Bushiri

Controversial South African-based Malawi prophet, Shepherd Bushiri, has been prohibited from entering Botswana without a visa in a development that has left his much-awaited business conference in doubt. Government confirmed the rich self-styled prophet had been listed, meaning he would need to obtain the document ahead of his crusade scheduled for the end of the […]

Zimbabweans Poorest, Survey Finds, But Who’s the Wealthiest?

Zimbabweans Poorest, Survey Finds, But Who’s the Wealthiest?

NAMIBIANS are the third wealthiest people in Africa, according to an April 2017 report by Mauritius’ AfrAsia Bank and Johannesburg-based market research firm New World Wealth. According to the report, the average wealth of a person living in Namibia (wealth per capita) was US$10 800 (about N$142 500) in 2016, up from US$10 200 (about […]

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