- n a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s
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- Botswana cuts interest rates to 8.5 percent
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Botswana's central bank cut its lending rate by 50 basis points to 8.5 percent on Tuesday, reducing rates for the second time this year as it tries to stimulate slowing economic growth. "The current state of the economy, which is characterised by output growing below potential and high unemployment, provides an opportunity for non-inflationary stimulus to the economy ...
June 19, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
- Botswana Bushmen call for recognition of their land
Hundreds of Botswana Bushmen who have won a temporary reprive against eviction from their land are now calling on the government to recognise their settlement, a rights group said on Wednesday.
June 19, 2013 - Fox News
- Botswana's inflation rate slows to 6.1 percent y/y in May
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Botswana's consumer inflation slowed to 6.1 percent year-on-year in May from 7.2 percent in April, the statistics agency said on Monday. On a month-on-month basis, consumer inflation eased to 0.3 percent, from 0.6 percent in April, Statistics Botswana said in a statement.
June 18, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
- Kofi Annan in The Age
President Mogae's outstanding leadership has ensured Botswana's continued stability and prosperity in the face of an HIV/AIDS pandemic which threatened the future of his country and people,Annan said. "Botswana demonstrates how a country...
- Barack Obama in Bloomberg
Although Botswana is not a large country, it is truly one of the extraordinary success stories in Africa,Obama told reporters in the Oval Office. "It's also been a great partner to the United States. Our governments have cooperated...
- Jill Scott in AceShowbiz (blog)
The first trimester I spent in Botswana,Jill said recalling the time she first discovered her pregnancy just before leaving for the nation where she filmed the TV series. "That was one of the biggest challenges of my life. First trimester!...