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1 Jun 20
PRESS RELEASE - MOODY'S AFFIRMS THE “A2” SOVEREIGN CREDIT RATING AND CHANGES THE OUTLOOK ON BOTSWANA’S RATING FROM STABLE TO NEGATIVE
Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s), in the latest out-of-calendar review of the credit ratings, affirmed Botswana’s rating of ‘A2’ for long-term bonds denominated in both domestic and foreign currency, and changed the outlook from stable to negative.
According to Moody’s, this update to the recent March 2020 rating, on a date that deviates from the previously published sovereign release calendar,..
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9 Apr 20
MOTION ON THE AFFIRMATION OF EMERGENCY REGULATIONS

1. Under the Emergency Powers Act, the President can make such regulations as appear to him to be necessary or expedient for, amongst others...

#SOEdebateBotswana #covid19 #coronavirus
..securing the public safety and the defence of the Republic, the maintenance of public order, and for maintaining supplies and services essential to the life of the people.
2. Such Regulations have been published through Statutory Instrument No. 61 of 2020 and are currently in force.
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9 Apr 20
From question 5 to 9 #StayHomeBW
From question 5 to 9 #StayHomeBW
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31 Mar 20
STATEMENT BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR. MOKGWEETSI E.K. MASISI PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA

ON THE DECLARATION OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN BOTSWANA REGARDING THE OUTBREAK OF COVID-19

31st MARCH 2020 GABORONE
1.Batswana betsho, as you are all aware, on the 11th of March, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO), declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic. Since then, we have seen the devastating effects of this pandemic worldwide.
Last night Botswana confirmed with regret (3) cases of the COVID-19 virus.
2.I have been monitoring closely, the situation with keen interest and it has become apparent that urgent and necessary steps need to be taken to protect our country and its people from this deadly virus.
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25 Mar 20
HORTICULTURE CROP RESTRICTIONS

Kindly be informed of the underneath crop import restrictions;

i. Butternuts: Restricted for importation
ii. Beetroots: Restricted for importation
iii. Green peppers: Restricted for importation
iv. Onions: Restricted for importation...
v. Cocktail tomatoes: Restricted on 50% conditional local purchase
vi. Lettuce: Restricted on 50% conditional local purchase
vii. Watermelon: Restricted on 50% conditional local purchase
viii. Sweet melon/spanspek: Restricted on 50% conditional local purchase
ix. Tomatoes: Restricted on 70 % conditional local purchase
x. Potatoes: To be restricted on the 6th April 2020
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23 Apr 19
MASISI MEETS MASIYIWA
President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi this morning hosted Founder and Chairman of the Econet Group Mr Strive Masiyiwa in his office for a tête-à-tête ahead of the much anticipated Town hall discussion on youth entrepreneurship at Gaborone International Convention Center.
Masiyiwa is in Botswana Botswana at the invitation of President Masisi, to discuss youth entrepreneurship particularly in the Information and Communication Technology space.
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12 Jan 18
PRESS RELEASE |Botswana condemns remarks made by President Trump @VensonMoitoi @MIACBW @OfficialMasisi
The Botswana Government has also enquired from the US Government through the Ambassador, to clarify if Botswana is regarded as a “shithole” country given that there are Botswana nationals residing in the US, and also that some of Batswana may wish to visit the US.
The Government of Botswana is wondering why President Trump, must use this descriptor and derogatory word, when talking about countries with whom the US has had cordial and mutually beneficial bilateral relations for so many years.
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1 Nov 17
PULA!! |Botswana 🇧🇼one of two countries in the world to achieve “high peace” since 2008 bit.ly/2zSMtR7
The international Institute for Economics and Peace #IEP has released its Positive Peace Report for 2017, in which it is reported that
Botswana is one of only two countries in the world to have graduated to a “high peace” ranking over the past decade.
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