Gaborone Press Release
|03/16/2020 - 17:06||
USTDA Supports Coalbed Methane-Fueled Power Plant in Botswana
The project, located in the Central Kalahari Karoo Basin, will bring critically important additional power to Botswana’s electrical grid. Kalahari Energy selected the U.S. company Advanced Resources International, Inc.
|08/11/2019 - 10:01||
Zoohackathon 2019: Combating Wildlife Trafficking Through Innovation and Technology
The Department of State’s Zoohackathon promotes technology solutions, builds cross-sector collaboration, raises awareness, and empowers communities to combat wildlife trafficking. During 48-hour competitions, teams of university students, software developers, coders, graphic designers, and wildlife enthusiasts use technology to tackle wildlife conservation problems. At each local event — held at zoos, wildlife organizations, technology start-up facilities, and education centers around the world — judges choose a winning solution.
|07/25/2019 - 05:59||
USTDA Renews Partnership with Republic of Botswana for Excellence in Public Procurement
PRINT Gaborone, Botswana -- The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Republic of Botswana’s Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB). This continues a five-year partnership in which the PPADB established policies and procedures that integrate life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) and best-value determination in a fair and transparent manner.
|06/11/2019 - 06:22||
Botswana: Decriminalisation of consensual same sex relations should inspire other African countries
Today’s judgement by the Gaborone High Court to decriminalize consensual same sex relations is a victory in the battle for equality and freedom to love whoever you choose, Amnesty International said as it called on other African countries to follow Botswana’s inspiring example.
|02/25/2019 - 07:24||
Airbus Foundation launches youth development programme in Botswana
Gaborone, Botswana, 22 February 2019 – The Airbus Foundation, together with its partners – The Little Engineer and Dare to Dream – has launched the Airbus Little Engineer robotics programme in Botswana. The goal of the initiative is to encourage learners to understand and embrace technology, and ignite passion that could grow into an exciting career in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
|11/13/2018 - 02:47||
Novare Actuaries and Consultants Selects FactSets Performance and Reporting Analytics
FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading services, announced that its B-One solution has been selected and successfully implemented by Novare Actuaries and Consultants (Pty) Limited, one of South Africa’s leading independent financial services groups.
|10/11/2018 - 19:26||
U.S. Government Bolsters Overseas Law Enforcement Capacity to Combat Illegal Trade in Wildlife
The illegal trade in wildlife risks instability in range nations; fuels an organized, international network of criminals who also deal in arms, people and drug trafficking; and threatens the very future of treasured animals such as lions, elephants and rhinos. The Department of the Interior (DOI) and its U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are global leaders in the effort to stop wildlife trafficking and its devastating consequences.
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|09/26/2018 - 12:14||
OPIC and Standard Bank Group Announce $125 Million Loan Guaranty for Botswana's Local Cutting and Polishing Industry
Standing left to right: Maurice Tempelsman, Chairman of the Board, LKI; Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana; David Newman, Botswanan Ambassador to the United States; Shepherd Aisam, Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Stanbic Bank Botswana Seated left to right: Leon Tempelsman, President, LKI; Samuel Minta, Chief Executive, Stanbic Bank Botswana; Ray W. Washburne, President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
|09/06/2018 - 10:15||
90 Elephants Gunned Down: Botswana Urged to Restore Anti-Poaching Efforts
Dozens of Elephants Have Been Killed in the Five Months Since Internationally Acclaimed Anti-Poaching Unit Was Disarmed, PETA Says.
|08/23/2018 - 22:44||
Botswana minorities need boost in education and health care, says UN expert urging Bill of Right
GENEVA / GABORONE (24 August 2018) – Botswana must step up efforts to recognize and protect the rights of minorities in relation to public services, land and resource use and the use of minority languages in education and other critical areas, says the Special Rapporteur on Minorities, Fernand de Varennes.
|08/10/2018 - 05:10||
Botswana: UN expert visits to assess the rights of minorities
GENEVA (10 August 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Fernand de Varennes, will visit Botswana from 13 to 24 August to gather first-hand information on the situation of minorities in the country, and to identify good practices as well as key areas that require more effort.
|07/23/2018 - 10:19||
Former Botswana President Ian Khama Joins Conservation International as a Distinguished Fellow
Arlington, Va. (July 23, 2018) – Today, Conservation International announced that former President of the Republic of Botswana, Ian Khama, will join as a Distinguished Fellow. Khama, Botswana's fourth president, previously served as a Conservation International board member for 19 years. In his role as a Distinguished Fellow, Khama will represent Conservation International across Africa and build on his decades-long legacy of forging a more sustainable development path for the region. Khama, a driving force behind the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa (GDSA), will continue to work with member countries and engage new ones to align economic development and sustainability goals.
|07/04/2018 - 22:15||
Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) Signs First Time Contract for GE Powers Software Technology
Gaborone, Botswana — July 5, 2018 — Aligning with Botswana’s commitment to provide energy users access to affordable energy services and improve its grid efficiency, GE Power’s Grid Solution business (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has signed its first contract with Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) on May 24, 2018.
|06/13/2018 - 13:28||
UIC students awarded Gilman study abroad scholarships
Ten students from the University of Illinois at Chicago have been awarded U.S. State Department Benjamin A. Gilman scholarships to study abroad this summer.
|06/08/2018 - 04:55||
IMF Staff Completes 2018 Article IV Visit to Botswana
End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF’s Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF's Executive Board for discussion and decision.
|05/23/2018 - 06:26||
Removing gender equality hurdles in sport discussed in Botswana
The Commonwealth has reinforced its commitment to get more women leading and participating in sport.
|05/15/2018 - 09:36||
Hub and Spokes Programme plans future trade support for African economies
Key talks are underway in Botswana to shape a new programme that will support trade in Africa through technical assistance and capacity-building.
|11/16/2017 - 08:12||
BOTSWANA GRANTS GLOBALSTAR'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL TERRESTRIAL SPECTRUM APPROVAL
Covington, LA, November 16, 2017- Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT) announced today that the Botswana Communications Regulator Authority (BOCRA) 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.
|11/15/2017 - 08:51||
New tools to raise awareness on the abolition of the death penalty in Africa
Paris, Gaborone – November 8, 2017 – In Africa, more than 80% of countries have abolished the death penalty in law or in practice, with only 10 countries executing within the past decade, said FIDH and DITSHWANELO in their joint study, “Triggers for the abolition of the death penalty in Africa: a Southern African perspective”.
|10/11/2017 - 18:49||
World Bank Releases Report on Critical Education Reforms In Botswana
GABORONE, October 11, 2017 – Botswana must undertake pressing education reforms if its secondary school graduates are to learn the 21st century skills demanded by employers, according to a new World Bank report titled “Job-ready graduates of secondary education in Botswana, Lesotho and Zambia.” This new report, done in collaboration with the Ministry of Basic Education, is being presented today at the University of Botswana to a gathering of government officials, private sector representatives, civil society members, academicians, researchers and youth.
|10/05/2017 - 03:24||
Achieving SDG 11: One city at a time
The new central business district in Gaborone in the South of Botswana with new construction, international commerce and governmental buildings.
|09/26/2017 - 21:45||
Axiz adds Magic to its software portfolio
On 27 September 2017 Axiz introduced the latest addition to its software portfolio – Magic Software Enterprises Ltd., a global provider of end-to-end integration and application development solutions. The partnership will see Magic Software’s connectivity solutions distributed to enterprises in South Africa and neighbouring countries including Mauritius, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Mozambique.
|07/03/2017 - 10:27||
EN Officials in action at Youth World Cup
England Netball would like to wish both Louise Travis and Kate Stephenson the best of luck as they depart for the World Youth Netball Cup (WYNC) in Gaborone in Botswana.
|06/30/2017 - 06:46||
SADC Coaching and Mentoring Visit on the Application of the African Standby Capacity Rostering Tool
Recent visit reviewing progress of the SADC’s efforts at populating the roster and addressing roster management challenges.
|06/23/2017 - 20:42||
Commonwealth mourns loss of former Botswana President Ketumile Masire
On behalf of the Commonwealth, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has expressed her deep condolences to the people of Botswana as the country mourns the death of its former President, Sir Ketumile Masire.