*Ojota service lane closed for six weeks (Guardian)*Task force, Okada riders clash on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway (Punch)

Ojota service lane closed for six weeks (Guardian) The service lane inbound Maryland from the end of Gani Fawehinmi Park to the end of the second pedestrian bridge, Ojota has been partially closed, the Lagos State Government announced on Tuesday.…

Botswana president wants to extend COVID-19 state of emergency to six months

Botswana’s president has proposed extending a state of emergency in the southern African country to last six months. President Mokgweetsi Masisi says the measure is needed because people are not complying with restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of…

Winners of FirstBank-sponsored national competition to contest against African peers

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that Taidob College Abeokuta, the 2019 winners of the National Company of the Year competition organised by Junior Achievement Nigeria would compete against student teams from 10 other Junior Achievement member countries across…

Botswana to hold elections on October 23 (Guardian)

Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi has ordered general elections on October 23, as tensions rise with his estranged predecessor, Ian Khama, the man who put him in the top job. Khama, whose father led the southern African country to independence, has…

Endangered vultures poisoned en masse in Botswana (BBC)

More than 500 critically endangered vultures have died of poisoning in Botswana, according to local officials. A total of 537 vultures and two tawny eagles were found dead in the country’s north-east, though it’s unclear when. The government suspects poachers…

Botswana decriminalises gay sex saying ‘sexual orientation is not a fashion statement’ (Metro)

Botswana’s High Court has decriminalised homosexuality in a landmark ruling. The court ruled that laws which impose up to seven years in prison for same-sex relationships were unconstitutional. Judge Michael Elburu set aside the ‘provisions of a Victorian era’ and…

Botswana offers Zimbabwe $600 million of loans (Guardian)

Botswana has offered to lend Zimbabwe $600 million to support its diamond industry and local private firms, a state-owned newspaper reported on Tuesday, amid a severe dollar crunch in the southern African nation. There are few signs the flow of…

Botswana mulls lifting elephant hunting ban (BBC)

A report by cabinet ministers in Botswana has recommended lifting a four-year hunting ban and the introduction of elephant culling. After months of public meetings and consultations, the report by ministers also recommends the “establishment of elephant meat canning” for…

Masisi to lead Botswana as Khama steps down after a decade (Bloomberg)

Ian Khama, a former army general who’s led Botswana for the past decade, will step down on Sunday, leaving his deputy Mokgweetsi Masisi in charge of the world’s second-biggest diamond producer until next year’s elections.  While Masisi, 55, will inherit…

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