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Botswana Says China Agreed To Extend Loan, Cancel Debt

Botswana Says China Agreed To Extend Loan, Cancel Debt

China has agreed to extend a loan to Botswana for rail and road infrastructure as well as writing off some debt, Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Saturday. Speaking at the airport on his return from this week’s China-Africa forum in Beijing, Masisi said Botswana had made a pitch to China and “I am happy […]

Acting President Mr Slumber Tsogwane Calls For Citizens Support On Violence Prevention

Acting President Mr Slumber Tsogwane Calls For Citizens Support On Violence Prevention

 Acting President Mr Slumber Tsogwane has stated that citizens’ support remained the only option to the elimination and prevention of Gender Based Violence. Mr Tsogwane said this at the Gender Based Violence (GBV) meeting organised by Botswana Police and Security Association of Botswana in Letlhakane on August 31. Gender Based Violence or its fear, he […]

Women Entrepreneurship in Bio-sciences Is Critical – Dr Gloria Somolekae

Women Entrepreneurship in Bio-sciences Is  Critical – Dr Gloria Somolekae

 Women have been encouraged to participate in bio sciences in order to produce cutting edge technology that could add economic value to the lives of people. This was said by Botswana Innovation Hub board chairperson, Dr Gloria Somolekae during the Female in Bio-sciences Businesses (FemBioBiz) awards on August 23, where four women were awarded for […]

Adventist Women Fight Gender Violence

Adventist Women Fight Gender Violence

Violence against women and children has become a pandemic in Botswana, says Local Government and Rural Development Assistant Minister Botlogile Tshireletso. Officiating at the Seventh Day Adventist women’s “END IT NOW” campaign in Mahalapye on August 19, she said the plight of people attacked in their homes and subjected to all forms of abuse could […]

‘Stop Gender Based Violence’ – Ms Elizabeth Kerekang

‘Stop Gender Based Violence’ – Ms Elizabeth Kerekang

 The Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs “strongly condemns the violence that continues to be perpetrated in the country especially on women and children.” A press release from the ministry states that the country has overtime witnessed violent actions inflicted mostly on women and girls as well as children in general. “Shocking to the […]

Botswana, UN Sign Gender Programme

Botswana, UN Sign Gender Programme

 Reports of women being raped, violated, disempowered and killed are a cause for concern, the Minister Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Ms Dorcas Makgato has said. Speaking at the signing ceremony of the United Nations Joint Gender Programme (UNJGP) 2018-2020 on Tuesday, Ms Makgato said studies had revealed that only 1.2 per cent […]

BOBA President Wants More Female Boxers

BOBA President Wants More Female Boxers

 Botswana Boxing Association (BoBA) is grappling with shortage of female boxers; something which makes it difficult to have a pool of female boxers representing the country at the international stage. BoBA president, Dr Thato Patlakwe, revealed at the association’s Annual General Assembly on June 30, that he was worried about the low numbers of female […]

Women In News Africa Call For Gender Diversity

Women In News Africa Call For Gender Diversity

The three-day Women In News (WIN) Africa Summit in Nairobi of journalists and media managers from Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Zambia and Zimbabwe has called for gender diversity in Africa’s media industry. Organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wa-Ifra) with the theme “Reshaping Media Leadership”, the forum sought, among other […]

Orange Foundation Opens Another Digital Centre For Women

Orange Foundation Opens Another Digital Centre For Women

 With the aim of improving women’s employability and their financial independence, Orange Foundation in partnership with Project Concern International (PCI) Botswana, is to launch the second women digital centre in Molepolole. The launch comes after Orange Foundation collaborated with Humana People organisation to open the first women digital centre in Ghanzi Orange Foundation public relations […]

Let’s Empower Women In Sports- Tsoseletso Magang

Let’s Empower Women In Sports- Tsoseletso Magang

 Women in sport activist, Tsoseletso Magang says it is important to empower women so that they could compete equally in the world of sport. Speaking at her monthly open discussion under the theme: Tell their story, leveraging media to advocate for women in sport,” Magang said men appeared more experienced than women in sports because […]

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