Botswana Press Release
|08/06/2014 - 10:29||
Misallocation, Property Rights, and Access to Finance: Evidence from within and across Africa
A number of recent studies argue that misallocation of resources across firms is a prime cause of underdevelopment. Standard theory implies that if capital markets function well, at each firm the “marginal product of capital” (the extra output produced by an additional unit of capital) should equal the market interest rate. This is because the interest rate is the cost of acquiring funds to invest.
|08/05/2014 - 17:22||
FACT SHEET: The Doing Business in Africa Campaign
At today’s U.S.-Africa Business Forum, President Obama announced $7 billion in new financing to promote U.S. exports to and investments in Africa under the DBIA Campaign. U.S. companies announced new deals in clean energy, aviation, banking, and construction worth more than $14 billion, in addition to $12 billion in new commitments under the President’s Power Africa initiative from private sector partners, the World Bank, and the government of Sweden. Taken together, these new commitments amount to more than $33 billion, supporting economic growth across Africa and tens of thousands of U.S. jobs.
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|08/04/2014 - 16:51||
African leaders find inspiration and greater confidence at Yale and in New Haven
Marcel Mutsindashyaka is a Rwandan genocide survivor: he lost every single member of his family save his younger sister. Two decades later, at age 25, he’s founder and CEO of UMUSEKE LTD., the second most popular news website in Rwanda.
|08/04/2014 - 16:20||
WATCH: President Bill Clinton to Moderate Opening Panel of U.S.-Africa Business Forum
WASHINGTON, DC - Tomorrow, as part of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, President Bill Clinton will moderate the opening panel at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The panel, entitled “Expanding Opportunities: The New Era for Business in Africa,” aims to explore the future of U.S.-African partnerships and identify new ways to strengthen business ties and enable greater economic progress. The Forum is part of this week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit hosted by President Obama.
|08/01/2014 - 12:20||
Open Letter to the US and heads of African State and Governments
Next week President Obama will host the U.S. – Africa Leaders’ Summit (henceforth the Summit) in Washington, D.C. Although this summit mainly focuses on trade and investment in Africa, the theme is “Investing in the Next Generation” and a number of signature and side events have been organized which appear to acknowledge the role of civil society, women and youth in the development of Africa. In the run-up to this Summit, we the undersigned civil society organizations, call on you to ensure that serious consideration is given and firm commitments are made to ensuring an enabling environment for the participation of civil society, women and youth in Africa’s development.
|08/01/2014 - 00:42||
CAF U-17 CHAMPIONSHIP: Uganda’s Starting XI against Rwanda named
Uganda U17 National team coach Matia Lule has named his starting XI for the return leg match of the Africa Youth championship in Gisenyi this afternoon. The match kicks off at 3pm (Rwanda time), 4pm in Uganda.
|07/30/2014 - 12:57||
Uganda Cubs reach safely in Kigali, relaxed ahead of CAF Youth qualifier
The Uganda U-17 travelling contingent that includes a 14 year old player Ezra Bida arrived safely in the Rwandan capital of Kigali on Wednesday evening.
|07/28/2014 - 15:08||
Third Annual Biostatistics Course Held in South Africa
The KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) hosted its third Interactive Biostatistics Course in Durban, South Africa.
|07/24/2014 - 14:47||
Athletes Selected for National Academy Programme
Loughborough University played host to this years’ National Academy Summer Camp from the 19th-23rd July.
|07/11/2014 - 16:41||
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Botswana
Botswana’s economy grew faster than expected reaching a real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of about 6 percent in 2013, which reflects the cyclical recovery of the mining sector along with the recovery in its major trading partners. However, the non-mineral sector slowed down, partly reflecting recurring power supply disruptions. Consumer price inflation decelerated significantly and stood at 4.4 percent at the end of March 2014—well within the Bank of Botswana’s (BoB) medium-term objective range of 3–6 percent.
|07/09/2014 - 07:28||
National Black Chamber of Commerce® Endorses MassMutual as Preferred Provider of Retirement Plans
Enfield, CT) – MassMutual’s Retirement has been endorsed as the preferred provider of 401(k) retirement plans by the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) to help meet the retirement savings needs of its 100,000 members and their employees across the United States.
|07/07/2014 - 05:20||
Continental Conference on the death penalty in Africa: A decisive step towards an abolitionist continent
From July 2 to 4, 2014, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), in cooperation with the Benin authorities, organised, in Cotonou, Benin, the first Continental Conference on the death penalty.
|07/02/2014 - 10:10||
Make a difference in Africa with Cricket Without Boundaries: New recuitment window open now
GCB communications officer Luke Sellers (pictured) is urging people from the county's clubs to make a difference in Africa with Cricket Without Boundaries.
|06/30/2014 - 04:20||
The UN Human Rights Council Moves Away from Decades of Legal and Societal Progress
Geneva, 29 June 2014 – On 27 June, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted a resolution on the “protection of the family” which could seriously undermine not only international standards on gender equality and women’s rights, but also the right to non-discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.
|06/25/2014 - 15:52||
Four new Africa Solidarity Trust Fund projects will benefit 24 countries
FAO's Director-General with the Minister of Agriculture of Equatorial Guinea, Alfredo Mitogo Mitogo.
|06/24/2014 - 13:28||
Foreign direct investment to landlocked developing countries falls for second year, UNCTAD Report shows
World Investment Report 2014 argues that international investment is more important for LLDCs than for developing countries as a whole.
|06/22/2014 - 02:19||
Iconic Okavango Delta becomes 1,000th World Heritage site
Doha, Qatar, 22 June 2014 (IUCN) – Botswana’s Okavango Delta, one of the most iconic natural areas on the planet, has been listed as 1,000th World Heritage site today. The decision follows the recommendation of IUCN, UNESCO’s advisory body on nature.
|06/06/2014 - 03:15||
Fugro acquires Earth Resources to strengthen its capabilities in the mining industry
Fugro has completed the acquisition of Earth Resources (Pty) Ltd, based in Johannesburg, South Africa to further its presence in Southern Africa and strengthen its capabilities in the mining industry.
|06/03/2014 - 11:18||
Comment: Juan Carlos I was no hero of Spanish democracy
Mary Vincent, Professor of Modern European History at the University of Sheffield, explores King Juan Carlos' predominant image as the father of Spanish democracy.
|05/27/2014 - 03:52||
Africa’s Longest-Known Terrestrial Wildlife Migration Discovered
WASHINGTON, DC - Researchers have documented the longest-known terrestrial migration of wildlife in Africa – up to several thousand zebra covering a distance of 500km (more than 300 miles) – according to World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
|World Wildlife Fund|
|05/15/2014 - 05:45||
KVH Receives $5.2 Million Order for Military Navigation Systems
MIDDLETOWN, RI – May 15, 2014 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced today that it has received a new order for its TACNAV tactical navigation systems for use by an international military customer in an armored vehicle application. This order is valued at more than $5.2 million. Shipments for this order are expected to begin in the next six weeks, with all services being completed by the end of September 2014. Program management, engineering services, and installation support will be provided as part of this order.
|05/13/2014 - 12:01||
Wildlife crime worth USD 8-10 billion annually, ranking it alongside human trafficking, arms and drug dealing in terms of profits: UNODC chief
Mr. Fedotov stressed that the illegal wildlife trade needed to be recognized everywhere for what it is: a very serious transnational organized crime requiring effective legislation and criminal justice systems. The London Conference that took place in February 2014 had added to the political commitments expressed in Paris, Gaborone, Marrakesh and Bishkek in 2013. "We must now translate our resolve into concrete action and channel this momentum into the General Assembly," the UNODC head stated.
|05/09/2014 - 00:13||
Peace Corps Volunteer Connects Students in Botswana with Mom’s Classroom to Spark Global Learning Across Continents
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2014 – For Mother’s Day, the Peace Corps recognizes mothers who inspire their sons and daughters to serve others, and support them throughout their life-defining Peace Corps journey. Below, find a special Mother’s Day story of one volunteer who is facilitating cultural exchange between her primary school students in Botswana and her mother’s elementary school students in Chevy Chase, Md.
|05/08/2014 - 13:51||
Eminent figures urge global effort to help free kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls
In an open letter published today, the high level group of business, civil society and religious leaders, calls on the Nigerian authorities and international community to mobilise all necessary resources and expertise to help locate and free the missing girls.
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|05/07/2014 - 05:43||
Air quality deteriorating in many of the world’s cities
Air quality in most cities worldwide that monitor outdoor (ambient) air pollution fails to meet WHO guidelines for safe levels, putting people at additional risk of respiratory disease and other health problems.