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EurAfrican Forum 2019: “A shared imagination is behind some of society’s greatest achievements” - Siyanda Mohutsiwa

With the contribution of 40 international speakers, the Forum had the participation of 450 participants, from 17 European countries and 24 African countries

For the second year, Portugal was the stage of the EurAfrican Forum 2019 (www.EurAfricanForum.org), that gathered 450 participants from Europe and Africa on July 4-5, with the theme “Partnership of Equals: Sharing Values, Sharing Prosperity” - a new approach and paradigm for the relationship between Europe and Africa, changing the…

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Standard Chartered accelerates momentum of its digital strategy across Africa

Standard Chartered announce launch of social banking solution for Africa in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and Tanzania

Digital banks now available in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of the Bank’s digital transformation strategy for Africa. Standard Chartered (https://www.SC.com/) today announced yet another multi-market launch of its digital bank in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of its digital transformation strategy in Africa. The next wave of…

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Quality, Reliable and Comparable Data Critical for Migration Management and Governance: IOM Zimbabwe

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is implementing the pilot project Strengthening Migration Data Collection and Analysis in Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week (19-20 June) supported the Government of Zimbabwe in holding a two-day consultative workshop on migration data collection, analysis and management. The workshop, in the capital Harare, provided key national migration stakeholders from Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT), Midlands State University and civil society actors space to have a deeper understanding of the existing data-related…

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Botswana enters new phase of AIDS response

Botswana was the first country in eastern and southern Africa to provide free and universal treatment to people living with HIV

Botswana has reaffirmed its commitment to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030 with the recent launch of two new five-year strategies. The third National Strategic Framework for HIV/AIDS and the Multi-sectoral Strategy for the Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases will until 2023 guide the government’s strategic…

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Media Advisory | June 27 Briefing with co-hosts of the African Land Forces Summit 2019, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert Cloutier, Commander of U.S. Army Africa, and Botswana Ground Forces Commander Maj. Gen. Molefi M. Seikano, Commander of Botswana Defence Force

The speakers will discuss the importance of regional cooperation between military forces to strengthen security and stability across the African continent

EVENT: Please join us on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 14:15 GMT for a telephonic press conference with U.S. Army Maj. Gen Roger Cloutier Jr., Commander of U.S. Army Africa, and Botswana Defence Force Maj. Gen. Molefi M. Seikano, Commander Botswana Ground Forces Command. The speakers will discuss the importance…

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Launch of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC), the qualifying competition for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Rugby Africa unveils a new competition format where the 16 best African teams will compete in a truly continental rugby championship made up of 20 matches divided into 3 stages

Starting from November 2019, 16 teams will compete in the new Rugby Africa Cup (RAC) with an aim to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in 2022. This format is more inclusive and easier to follow. The top 16 teams based on the African ranking will compete in a…

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Bachelet welcomes Botswana High Court decision decriminalizing same-sex relations

The High Court unanimously found sections of the Penal Code that criminalize same-sex relations to be unconstitutional and a violation of human rights

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday warmly welcomed the decision by the High Court of Botswana to decriminalize consensual same-sex relations between adults by striking down relevant provisions of the country’s Penal Code. The High Court unanimously found sections of the Penal Code that criminalize…

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Botswana: Decriminalisation of consensual same sex relations should inspire other African countries

Another 29 countries in Africa retain laws criminalizing same sex relations, including Kenya

Today’s judgement by the Gaborone High Court to decriminalize consensual same sex relations is a victory in the battle for equality and freedom to love whoever you choose, Amnesty International said as it called on other African countries to follow Botswana’s inspiring example. “Today’s court judgement sends a strong message…

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UNAIDS welcomes the decision of the High Court of Botswana to repeal laws that criminalize and discriminate against LGBT people

UNAIDS has been working with LGBT groups, civil society organizations and other partners to promote a more enabling legal environment in the country

UNAIDS applauds the landmark decision of the High Court of Botswana to declare unconstitutional key provisions of Sections 164 and 167 of the Botswana Penal Code. Those provisions criminalized certain private sexual acts and have led to discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Botswana.…

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U.S-Africa Business Summit Prepares To Welcome Heads Of State And Global Business Leaders To Maputo

The Maputo event will address today’s most important challenges to investors in Africa

Preparations in Maputo are well under away ahead of the 12th U.S.-Africa Business Summit on June 18 - 21, 2019. Corporate Council on Africa and the Government of Mozambique will host more than 1,000 U.S. and African private sector executives, international investors, senior government officials and multilateral stakeholders. The Summit’s theme is “Advancing…