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.
Botswana Tender and Business News
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.
The African Legal Network, a consortium of major law firms located throughout Africa, has joined a new member, ABCC (formerly SCAN Advogados) of Mozambique.
Shell's licensee in Africa, Vivo Energy, has announced a Pan-African partnership agreement with Orange across nine countries. It allows those countries where both companies overlap to use Orange Money to pay for their fuel.
MERCK Africa took another major step recently in honoring the role of Women in Advanced Medical Research. It recently named the first winners of its new 'Merck Africa Women Research Award', for research on women's health in Africa, to researchers in Kenya, Burkina FAso, Gabon, Uganda, Ethiopia, Botswana, Cameroon, Gambia and Zimbabwe.
Imex Systems Inc., an Ontario-based software products and solution provider to public authorities, has been awarded a new contract worth $14.6 million by the government of Botswana.
A grant was just released by the African Water Facility (AWF) to create a Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy and Multipurpose Project for the Orange-Senqu River Basin. This will serve the countries of South Africa, Namibia, Lesotha and Botswana.
As the African economy heats up so too does the pace at which employees may be transferred within countries and across borders, as well as what happens during acquisitions, buyouts, and closures. Bowmans, a pan-African law firm, just published a Guide covering the potential employment consequences in business transfers in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.
Products shipping from Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho to the European Union have now been granted duty-free access. The European Parliament just voted to approve the duty-free trade arrangement.
A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.
Many see entrepreneurship as one of the most important contributors to African growth in the near future. To help others succeed in this area, young South African entrepreneur Karabo Songo and others have formed a new Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs - Southern Africa (CAYE-SA) -- to share experiences and help support each other in their business journeys.