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Botswana Tender and Business News
A new $125 million loan guaranty arrangement was just signed which will support lending to the diamond manufacturing and polishing industry in Botswana.
The philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, Merck Foundation recently announced continuing improvements in its program to improve access to cancer care and build capacity through the Merck Access Program in Africa.
Resilient Waters, a new five-year $32.4 million project to ease water problems across the Limpopo River Basin and Okavango River Basin communities in Africa, was just announced by the United States Agency for International Development.
Botswana is getting help from a team of experts from UK-based the Commonwealth to help upgrade its legal system.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is inviting businesses interested in growing their exports to Africa to join the USDA's upcoming trade mission to South Africa from October 29-November 2, 2018.
RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, just announced a significant expansion in its supply of electronic components within Africa. It just opened an e-commerce website, www.RSOnline.africa to serve a total of 15 countries countries on the continent.
Rugby Africa recently lifted the suspension of the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation Federation (NRFF) from participating in any international championship.
The Africa Financial Sector Deepening Fund, a financial instrument designed to strengthen the capital base of local financial institutions and stimulate Africa's corporate bond market, just received a US $10 million investment from the African Development Bank.
The Commonwealth Countries in Africa will be showcasing their successes and challenges in recovering millions of dollars from criminal and corrupt officials, during the upcoming 8th Commonwealth Conference on Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa.
Just-published research conducted by the University of Bristol and Queen's University Belfast in cooperation with the charity 'Elephants for Africa' and the University of Pretoria, discovered that grazing farming lifestock alongside wildlife can reduce parasitic disease.
As a part of the African Union (AU) initiative, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the launching of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) with the goal of opening up Africa's skies and improving intra-African air connectivity.
Sweden has announced its investment of over SEK 800 million to the 'Strategy for Sweden'’s regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa.
The UK-based Clinigen Group plc, a global pharmaceutical and services company, has reached agreement with Eisai Europe Ltd., the European branch of Japan-based Eisai, for marketing rights to Halaven® (eribulin), Fycompa® (perampanel) and Lenvima® (lenvatinib) into 10 African countries.
Botswana recently hosted tourist stakeholders for the 10YFP STP International Symposium and Annual Conference, at Kasane, capital of Chobe. The theme of the conference was "Empowering Tourism Destinations' Sustainability through Innovation".
Schneider Electric (Schneider-Electric.co.za), a France-based specialist in energy management and automation, has signed an agreement with Gaborone-based SDM Electrical Switchboards to transfer technology to the company, and enable it to build electrical power switching systems locally.
The Stanford Graduate School of Business just announced a new three-year partnersnip with De Beers Group to empower young entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa through two new educational programs launching in 2018.
The International Monetary Fund completed its Article IV consultation with the country of Botswana at the end of July. Based on improvements in diamond sales and other factors, the IMF has upgraded its near-term economic forecasts for the country. It has also recommended specific actions for the country to consider going forward.
Mateso Abana Kasian, the notorious head of a well known East African ivory poaching network, was arrested on July 27 in Mozambique.
Healthymagination's Mother and Child Programme just unveiled the 14 social enterprises selected as its second cohort in Africa. Each emerging enterprise is focused in one way or another on improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.
The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.
Norilsk Nickel of Moscow, Russia, has given the government of Botswana notice that it plans to commence legal proceedings regarding its involvement in reckless trading by BCL Limited and BCL Investments Proprietary Limited regarding the sale of the Tati mine in Botswana.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
According to the latest Africa Investment Index 2016, a report created by Quantum Global Research Lab of Switzerland, Botswana is the most attractive economy for those interested in African investments.
A group of African organizations and international NGOs with a presence in Africa are urging Zambia to reaffirm its membership in the International Criminal Court. They do so saying it is the best way to advance justice for victims of atrocities.