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Botswana hangs man who murdered girlfriend and son in 2010.

Botswana has hanged a man for murdering his girlfriend and her son, the first execution in two years by the only southern African nation not to have abolished the death penalty. Joseph Poni Tselayarona, 28, was executed on Saturday after the 2010 murder of his girlfriend and her three-year-old son, …

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Botswana government announces whistleblower lines in corruption combat.

Corruption is a global scourge that different governments continue to find different ways of combating. Despite being a global problem, reports indicate that its adverse effects affect developing economies like Africa even more. Across much of Africa, government efforts include enacting legislation and empowering state agencies to arrest and prosecute …

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Botswana shuts the church of controversial pastor, Shepherd Bushiri over “miracle money”

Botswana has shut down the church of a controversial Malawian self-styled prophet, who claimed to walk on air. The government confirmed the closure of Shepherd Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) in Gaborone, reportedly due to concerns over so-called “miracle money”. Malawi24 reports that the church has appealed against the …

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Botswana queen wins Miss Africa beauty pageant 2017

Botswana queen, Gaseangwe Balopi, 21, has won the second edition of the Miss Africa beauty pageant hosted by the Cross River Government. Balopi emerged the 2017 African queen at the keenly contested event after a fourth round of appearances in different attires by 25 contestants. The red carpet event started …

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‘Biggest ever’ Botswana earthquake

A strong earthquake struck in a remote region of Botswana on Monday evening near the renowned Kalahari game reserve, sending shockwaves across the southern African country. The Botswana government said it had not had any reports of injuries. The magnitude 6.5 quake’s epicentre was nearly 250 km (155 miles) north-northwest …

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Botswana shoots at least 22 cattle ‘stolen from Zimbabwe’

Botswana authorities have reportedly shot at least 22 cattle that were allegedly stolen from Zimbabwe’s Bulilima district. According to a newspaper, Botswana recently announced a shoot to kill policy against Zimbabwe’s livestock which are found in the southern African country. Zimbabwean police spokesperson Charity Charamba confirmed the shooting. “I can confirm …

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