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Defiant Botswana Prez. says his country is not China's colony.

The President of the tiny African nation Botswana emerged a defiant character asserting that his country will not fall prey to China's arm-twisting. His remark that his country is not a colony of China' is seen as a rare and outspoken stand against China with regards to the latter's economic

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Gem mulls Ghaghoo buyout offer; H1 revenues decrease.

LSE-listed Gem Diamonds, which on Thursday reported lower revenue and earnings for the six months to June 30, is considering an offer from an undisclosed party that is interested in buying its Ghaghoo mine, in Botswana, which was placed on care and maintenance earlier this year. The company in February announced that it ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017.

Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Central African Republic, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Iraq, Madagascar, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, World Of the 9.1 million new ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Botswana Khoisan's urgent plea to Dalai Lama.

In the letter, Khoisan spokesman Jumanda Gakelebone said: We still cannot live on our lands freely."

- Cape Times - SA

Dalai Lama's Botswana visit cancelled due to exhaustion.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, currently in Mumbai, has cancelled his impending visit to Botswana due to exhaustion, a statement posted on the Tibetan leader's official website

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World Championships: Isaac Makwala and Wayde van Niekerk in 200m final.

Botswana's Isaac Makwala joins South African favourite Wayde van Niekerk in qualifying for the World Championships 200m final.

- BBC - UK

World Championships: Isaac Makwala ruled out of 400m final after norovirus outbreak.

Botswana's Isaac Makwala is ruled out of the world 400m final despite insisting he was fit after an outbreak of the norovirus bug.

- BBC - UK