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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

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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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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