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S. Sudan peace monitors applaud national dialogue initiative.

February 22, 2017 - The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission , which oversees implementation of South Sudan's peace deal, has commended President Salva Kiir for widening the national dialogue initiative to involved more opposition actors in the country. The chairman of JMEC Festus Mogae and the South Sudanese leader ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Giyani sees 'company maker' potential in Botswana manganese claims.

Canadian junior explorer Giyani Gold is strategically repositioning to take advantage of the rising tide in the energy metals market. After dabbling in several project opportunities in recent years, including an oil and coal infrastructure opportunity in Turkey, and gold exploration in north-eastern South Africa, the ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Giyani sees 'company maker' potential in Botswana manganese claims.

Canadian junior explorer Giyani Gold is strategically repositioning to take advantage of the rising tide of the energy metals market. After dabbling in several project opportunities in recent years, including an oil and coal infrastructure opportunity in Turkey, and gold exploration in north-eastern South Africa, the ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Why opposition parties in southern Africa struggle to win power.

Julius Malema and his fellow opposition EFF MPs being bundled out of parliament for disrupting President Jacob Zuma's speech. Sumaya Hisham/ReutersOver the last three decades there's been some progress towards institutionalising multiparty democracy in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite this elections in the region rarely result ...

- The Conversation - UK

Minergy to list coal project in Botswana, also eyeing JSE.

Coal and energy company Minergy said on Monday that it will list on the Botswana Stock Exchange in the first half of this year and is also planning a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listing in 2017's latter half. In the initial capital raising ahead of the listing of its Masama coal project, Minergy, headed by CEO Andre Boje, ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

NASA Examines Ex-Tropical Cyclone Dineo's Rainfall.

Late on Feb. 15, Dineo made landfall in southern Mozambique. By Feb. 17 the storm weakened to a remnant low pressure area when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard Terra captured a visible image that showed the center of the low pressure area ...

- ENN - US

Tsodilo starts drilling programme at BK16 in Botswana.

TSX-V-listed Tsodilo Resources has started a 3 000 m drilling programme at its wholly-owned BK16 kimberlite project, in the Orapa kimberlite field , in Botswana. The programme will entail the drilling of pilot holes on the sites that have been earmarked for a large diameter drilling programme, which will result in the ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Gem halts Ghaghoo mine amid low prices.

Gem Diamonds has placed its Ghaghoo mine, in Botswana, on care and maintenance with immediate effect. Although the development of the mine had progressed well and reached the point where it would shortly be able to start full commercial production, the material fall in the diamond price from $210/ct in early 2015 to ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Botswana chamber adopts Canada's sustainable mining programme.

The Botswana Chamber of Mines has announced that it will adopt the Towards Sustainable Mining initiative, a corporate social responsibility programme developed by the Mining Association of Canada to improve environmental and social practices in the mining industry. This is first time that TSM has been adopted by a mining ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

These Photos of Botswanan Metalheads Are Pretty Mind-Blowing.

In December 2015, Spanish photographer and filmmaker Pep Bonet, who has documented the aftermath of war in Sierra Leone and the global ravages of HIV/AIDS, set out for Botswana, in pursuit of a more positive Africa story. A largely white genre, heavy-metal music has been gaining popularity in countries like South Africa and ...

- Mother Jones - US

'New militias emerge in South Sudan conflict'.

Mogae said the new militias formed after violent clashes broke out in the region of the capital Juba, forcing more than 10,000 people to seek refuge at a UN base at the time

- Daily Monitor - UG

Botswana wetlands

Marking World Wetlands Day, this Sentinel-2A image features the Okavango Delta in Botswana – a lifeline for local communities and wildlife alike

- ESA - FR

Unlearning to learn: The path to diversification

Many countries have grown rich on natural resources, especially oil and gas, and have improved the overall standard of living of their citizens. Success stories include a diverse set of countries, including Botswana, United Arab Emirates, and Kazakhstan .  However, with lower commodity prices, many of these past successful ...

- Brookings - US

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