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Botswana joins hands with private sector in COVID-19 vaccine procurement, rollout

Botswana’s president has included the country’s private sector in the COVID-19 vaccine deployment plan through Business Botswana (BB), which is Botswana’s apex body for business operators.

President Mokgweetsi Masisi said Wednesday in a statement he has given the private sector in Botswana to procure the COVID-19 vaccine through the establishment…

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Botswana eases COVID restrictions despite rising death toll

Botswana, which saw COVID-19 deaths surpass 300 this week, has lifted a ban on alcohol sales and eased curfew restrictions. But President Mokgweetsi Masisi extended an existing curfew.

In a televised address, Masisi said rising COVID-19 cases mean the curfew will continue until the end of March. Botswana introduced a nine-hour curfew in December,…

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New lockdown looms in Zimbabwe

Three weeks after relaxing the stringent lockdown, the Zimbabwe government says it won't hesitate to impose another lockdown.

It's warning citizens against being careless about coronavirus protocols.

The country's COVID-19 infection rate appears to be increasing again.

This after falling to its lowest level in past weeks. 

The country now has over…

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Botswana, Namibia explore partnership on water projec

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi met with his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob in Windhoek on Thursday to explore the possibility of collaborating on a water project.

Namibia has already begun talks with an investor who is offering desalination water from the Atlantic Ocean. Being a good neighbour and alive to Botswana's water challenges,…

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