BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
At least 220 000 young adolescents and young women in Botswana are HIV positive, the latest UNAID report has revealed.
The report ranked Botswana ranked 7th in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) in the numbers of HIV positive adolescent females and young women.
Community based organizations involved in the implementation of the national response on HIV interventions have expressed concern that the recent withdrawal of funding for community testing and counseling by the United States President’s Emergency Programme for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) will disrupt community access to treatment.
Botswana has jumped 4 places in the annual press freedom index by the France-based press freedom-advocacy organisation, Reporters Without Borders RSF. In the 2019 index released Thursday, Botswana is ranked 44 out of 180 countries with a score of 25.09 points, up from 48 in 2018.
Against what the Liquor Act states in explicit terms, a notorious senior political figure at the Gaborone City Council is said to have given permission to an elite nightclub at the iTowers in the new CBD permission to operate outside normal trading hours.
It is a song whose presence on Radio Botswana playlist has been linked to the mood of the man holding the most executive power.
BY KABELO SEITSHIRO
The Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTC Botswana) Managing Director (MD) Tabake Kobedi has reportedly tendered his resignation from the company.
BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA
The country’s biggest pension fund, Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF), has upped its stake in the stock exchange listed Tlou Energy Limited, following a round of equity placement, the company announced last week.
BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA
As Botswana braces for the general elections coming later this year, the country’s main opposition party, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), has proposed a P3, 000 minimum wage, thrusting the spotlight on the ongoing and highly contentious national debate about workers’ wages.
BY VICTOR BAATWENG
SHENZHEN, CHINA - More than 680 industry and financial analysts, key opinion leaders, and media representatives from across a range of industries, including telecoms, Internet, and finance recently joined Chinese vendor - Huawei here for its annual Global Analyst Summit.