Africa In The News

Botswana government departments challenged to improve transparency

JOHANNESBURG, July 11  – Botswana’s government departments have been challenged to improve transparency in dealings with the private sector through clear tender documents, Xinhau news agency reported. “We need to avoid conflict of interest and undue influence and act ethically and professionally at all times,” said Bridget Poppy John, executive chairperson of Public Procurement and […]

Business In The News South Africa

Barclays Africa to continue under old name in nine African countries

JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (ANA) – Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL) said on Tuesday that its Barclays-branded banks in nine African countries will continue to trade under the same name even after the group name changes to Absa in July. Barclays Africa’s shareholders on Tuesday, approved that the group changes its name to Absa Group Limited as part of […]

Africa In The News South Africa

Ramaphosa congratulates Botswana President Masisi on his inauguration

PRETORIA, April 2 – President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the government and people of South Africa, congratulated recently elected Botswana President Mokgweetsi EK Masisi on his inauguration, the international relations and co-operation department said on Sunday. “President Ramaphosa extended his best wishes to President Masisi following his swearing in as president on 1st […]

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Botswana court recognises transgender as female

JOHANNESBURG, December 13 – Homosexuals in Africa receive little tolerance at best and are actively persecuted at worst, but a landmark ruling by a Botswana court has recognised a transgender woman as officially female, Reuters reports. Tshepo Ricki Kgositau, the executive director of South African-based Gender Dynamix, an organisation that advocates for the human rights […]