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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

Brazil 'race row' gymnasts suspended

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 15:18

Three Brazilian athletes are suspended after appearing to make racist comments on video about a black team-mate, prompting an investigation.
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Brazil probes journalist's murder

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 8:50

The Brazilian government is investigating the murder and decapitation of journalist Evany Jose Metzker in south-eastern Minas Gerais state.
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Brazil gun killings rise to new high

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 22:51

The Brazilian government and the UN say more than 42,000 people were shot dead in 2012 - the highest figures for gun crime in 35 years.
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Helping Brazilian women feel beautiful

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 23:04

The Brazilian firm making women feel like models
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Barcelona FC to face tax fraud trial

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 15:54
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

A Spanish judge has ordered Barcelona football club to stand trial over claims they tried to mislead tax authorities during the transfer of Brazilian star Neymar.
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Probe into Brazil's former president

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 11:53
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Silva

Brazilian prosecutors confirm a preliminary investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over alleged influence peddling.
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Brazilian 'unaware' until execution

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 17:11
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A Brazilian man with psychiatric conditions executed in Indonesia with seven other prisoners did not understand what was happening to him, says his priest.
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Brazilian teachers clash with police

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 7:23

Officials in the Brazilian city of Curitiba say more than 200 people have been injured in clashes between protesting teachers and police.
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Brazilian torture survivor dies

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 0:30
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The sole political prisoner to survive a notorious torture centre in Brazil, whose testimony exposed abuses there, dies aged 72.
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Petrobras corruption costs hit $2bn

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 1:34

Petrobras takes a $2bn charge related to corruption costs, contributing to a $7bn loss for the Brazilian oil firm for last year.
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Petrobras’s oil bonanza: Blessing or curse?

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 0:40

Has a Brazilian success story been derailed by a corruption scandal?
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VIDEO: End of road for Rio eviction families?

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 7:31

A small community in the Brazilian city of Rio has been fighting eviction to make way for the Olympics - but now Rio's city hall says they must go.
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VIDEO: Fighting dengue fever in Sao Paulo

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 0:26

The Brazilian authorities in Sao Paulo are fighting a large outbreak of dengue fever that has killed 130 people.
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Dead fish clog Rio Olympic venue

Friday, April 17th 2015, 0:30

Brazilian workers remove more than 33 tonnes of dead fish from a lagoon in Rio where Olympic rowing and canoeing events are due to take place in 2016.
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From Stratford to Rio: using Shakespeare to treat mental illness

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 23:18

The Brazilian medic using Shakespeare to help his patients
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Player suspended for ranting at fans

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 15:27

A Brazilian club suspend a player who made obscene gestures to his club's fans and ripped off his shirt during a game.
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Messi better than Ronaldo, says Pele

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 12:02

Brazilian legend Pele says Lionel Messi has been a better player in the past decade than Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Brazilian party treasurer charged

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 1:46
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The public prosecutor in Brazil formally charges the treasurer of the governing Worker's Party with corruption in the Petrobras scandal.
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Brazil arrests fugitive Italy writer

Friday, March 13th 2015, 7:36
related countries: Italy Italy

Brazilian federal police arrest fugitive Italian writer Cesare Battisti, a former communist militant convicted of murder in his home country.
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Brazilian governing party accused

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 23:56
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's governing party received kickbacks from state-owned oil company Petrobras, a former executive tells a congressional hearing.
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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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