Government in Botswana

  • US congratulates Botswana on successful parliamentary polls Washington, DC, US

    BOTSWANA, 2014/10/31 The United States has congratulated Botswana for holding successful national parliamentary polls. The commendation was contained in a statement by US Secretary of National John Kerry here. 'I congratulate the people of Botswana on their successful national parliamentary elections. International observers have declared the election free, equitable, and transparent.
  • Parliament to get the freedom of information bill

    BOTSWANA, 2014/02/25 The Botswana government plans to table the Freedom of Data Bill in the next coming winter parliament session. Mokgweetsi Masisi, the Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Government, on Monday said that the bill would be tabled before parliament once cabinet approved it. “It is my intent to bring a Freedom of Data Bill to Parliament once its draft has been considered and approved by cabinet,” Masisi said. In 2012, at least nine of Botswana’s civil society movements were peeved at the ruling party legislators who used their numbers in parliament to oppose the Freedom of Data Bill (FOB).
  • Botswana has terminated diplomatic and consular relations with North Korea

    BOTSWANA, 2014/02/21 Botswana has terminated diplomatic and consular relations with North Korea, quoting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here. The ministry on Wednesday announced the development following Botswana’s suspension of bilateral cooperation with North Korea as the result of the threat posed by that country to international peace and security. Botswana said its decision has been informed by the recently-released statement of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea which details systematic, widespread and grave human rights violations by North Korean authorities.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.
  • SADC-CNGO initiates platform for regional integration

    BOTSWANA, 2012/11/04 The Southern Africa Development Committee's Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (SADC-CNGO) has hatched a platform for regional integration and development in the SADC bloc. At its inaugural summer school on regional integration and development here on Thursday, SADC-CNGO said the Summer school was part of the organisation's a lot of initiatives to contribute to the regional integration and development schedule.
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