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News: Botswana

We have started to collect the most important news related to Botswana in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Botswana: news

Policing Rio in a 'security crisis'

Friday, March 6th 2015, 2:01

Brazilian police speak out about risks of working in Rio
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VIDEO: 3D mapping Christ the Redeemer

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 0:08

Drones and mapping software have been used to create an exact digital version of the famous Brazilian landmark.
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'Car park pimping' in Botswana

Friday, February 27th 2015, 8:44

The growing craze among Botswana's youth
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Call for a 'heterosexual pride' day mocked in Brazil

Friday, February 27th 2015, 2:44
related countries: Brazil Brazil

How a Brazilian politician was mocked online
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VIDEO: What is 'car park pimping'?

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 18:08

For the BBC's Best Nightclub in Africa series, Radio 1Xtra's DJ Edu travels to Botswana to see how restrictive alcohol laws have affected the music scene.
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Giant caiman packed fierce bite

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 16:24

A team of Brazilian scientists says they have calculated that the bite of a giant prehistoric caiman was twice has strong as that of a T-Rex.
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Brazil roadblocks 'affect exports'

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 2:11

Brazilian lorry drivers block roads in protest against the high cost of fuel and tolls, with officials saying exports are being affected.
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'The day I sang with The Beatles'

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 1:08

The Brazilian fan who sang with The Beatles
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Brazil banker faces extradition

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 12:10
related countries: Italy Italy

A court in Italy clears the way for the extradition of fugitive Brazilian banker Henrique Pizzolato, convicted as part of the Mensalao corruption trial.
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Sao Paulo water crisis adds to Brazil business woes

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 2:15
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo's water crisis hobbles Brazilian business
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Banker named as new Petrobras chief

Friday, February 6th 2015, 20:48
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff opts for the head of a state-owned bank, Aldemir Bendine, to run Brazil's scandal-hit oil giant.
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Brazil police kill 13 in shootout

Friday, February 6th 2015, 18:21

At least 13 suspected robbers are killed in a shootout with police in the Brazilian city of Salvador.
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Brazilian girl 'eaten' by piranhas

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 11:52
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A six-year-old girl has been "eaten" by piranhas and found dead with severe leg injuries in northern Brazil after falling into a river from a canoe.
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Barcelona chief faces Neymar probe

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 17:06

An investigation is ordered into the president of Barcelona football club over allegations of tax fraud connected to the signing of Brazilian star Neymar.
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Sunday's gossip column

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 7:35

Pochettino's Spurs eye Rodriguez, Premier League may punish Mourinho, Reus wants to work with Wenger, plus more.
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Real Madrid sign Brazilian Silva

Monday, January 26th 2015, 13:03
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Silva

Real Madrid complete a deal to sign Lucas Silva from Brazilian club Cruzeiro for a reported fee of £9.7m.
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Shock as top Brazil surfer shot dead

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 12:34

Fans and friends pay tribute to the popular Brazilian surfer Ricardo dos Santos, who was shot dead by an off-duty policeman in Brazil.
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Brazil angry at Indonesia execution

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 1:47
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Brazil says it is "outraged" by Indonesia's decision to execute one of its citizens - believed to be the first Brazilian to be executed abroad.
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Brazil's Rousseff starts second term

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 8:00

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is sworn in for a second term, telling supporters she plans to extend social programmes and tackle corruption.
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US city sues Petrobras for corruption

Friday, December 26th 2014, 19:54
related countries: United States United States

A US city government is suing the Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras over investor losses due to a corruption scandal.
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VIDEO: Beefing up Botswana's cattle farming

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 23:53

With some experts forecasting the diminution of diamond reserves in as little as 20 years, Botswana must look to diversify its export industry.
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Brazil indigenous clash in Congress

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 0:05
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Brasilia

Brazilian indigenous protesters armed with bows and arrows clash with police inside the National Congress building in Brasilia.
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Brazil police demand more protection

Monday, December 15th 2014, 5:16

Hundreds of Brazilian police officers and their relatives protest in Rio de Janeiro to demand tougher legislation for crimes against the police.
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VIDEO: Brazilian claims to be a serial killer

Friday, December 12th 2014, 2:28
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Police in Brazil have arrested a man who confessed to killing 42 people over the past decade in Rio de Janeiro, as Ben Bland reports.
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VIDEO: The 'star man' from the Amazon

Friday, December 12th 2014, 0:02

A Brazilian tribal elder's mission to keep his culture alive
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Brazil company executives charged

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 23:57

Brazilian prosecutors charged 35 executives from the country's largest engineering companies in connection with the Petrobras corruption scandal.
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Brazil killer alleges 42 victims

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 19:11

Brazilian police arrest a man who says he killed 42 people in the last decade, which would make him one of the country's most prolific serial killers.
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VIDEO: Couples marry for free at mass wedding

Monday, December 1st 2014, 2:53

Thousands of Brazilian couples were married in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday in the biggest mass wedding in the city's history.
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Brandao jailed for Motta headbutt

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 14:38
related countries: France France
related places: Bastia

A one-month jail sentence is given to Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao for a headbutt in a French league fixture.
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Brazil's capoeira gets Unesco status

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 20:41

Capoeira - a Brazilian martial art form combining dance - has been given a special protected status by Unesco, the UN's cultural arm.
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Brazil billionaire goes on trial

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 23:00

The trial has begun in Rio de Janeiro of Eike Batista, a Brazilian billionaire accused of insider dealing.
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