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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

Football: Barca seal £23.5m deal for Alves

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 13:57

Barcelona complete the signing of Brazilian right-back Daniel Alves from Sevilla for about £23.5m.
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African call for Zimbabwe unity

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 8:21
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

African leaders call on political parties in Zimbabwe to form a national unity government, following disputed elections.
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Brazil ex-first lady Cardoso dies

Wednesday, June 25th 2008, 20:46

The wife of a former Brazilian president, the academic and writer Ruth Cardoso, dies aged 77.
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Gang robbed football legend Pele

Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 21:13

Former Brazilian football star Pele was robbed by an armed gang while on his way to his seaside home, it emerges.
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Judge censures Brazilian troops

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 4:55

A Brazilian judge orders troops to leave a Rio shanty town after some soldiers are allegedly involved in three deaths.
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Lasting legacy

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 23:18
related countries: Japan Japan

Brazilian-Japanese mark 100 years of immigration
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Troops held over Rio gang deaths

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 10:57

Eleven Brazilian soldiers are arrested after allegedly handing over three men to a drug gang that killed them.
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Brazilian samba legend dies at 95

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 21:36

Brazilian samba singer Jose Bispo Clementino dos Santos, better known as Jamelao, dies at the age of 95.
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Two Picassos stolen in Brazil

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 23:45
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

Armed robbers in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo steal two Picasso engravings and works by Brazilian artists.
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Gay soldier's fate grips Brazil

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 19:25
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazilian military police arrest a soldier who revealed he was gay to a national news magazine but deny discrimination.
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Tennis: Nadal into second round

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 18:18
related countries: France France

Rafael Nadal gets his French Open title defence under way with victory over Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci, while Novak Djokovic races into the third round.
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De Beers moving diamond sorting

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Gaborone, London

De Beers is moving part of its diamond sorting operation from London to Gaborone in Botswana.
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WWF urges Brazil biofuel projects

Monday, May 26th 2008, 21:18
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Protected areas are needed to prevent damage from the expansion of Brazilian sugar cane, the WWF says.
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Reform spells change for Portugal

Friday, May 16th 2008, 22:57
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portugal introduces contentious changes to the language, spelling many words the Brazilian way.
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Brazilian girl's parents arrested

Thursday, May 8th 2008, 15:04

Police arrest the parents of a five-year-old Brazilian girl thrown to her death from a sixth-floor window.
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Rancher freed over US nun killing

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 5:47
related countries: United States United States

A Brazilian rancher jailed over the killing of US nun Dorothy Stang has his conviction overturned in a retrial.
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Three Jews freed in Warsaw hotel

Monday, May 5th 2008, 13:16
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

Polish police arrest a man - believed to be from the Middle East - who held three Brazilian Jewish youths hostage.
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Brazilian plane search to resume

Sunday, May 4th 2008, 3:39
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rescue teams in Brazil will resume their search for a plane containing four British businessmen.
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Opposition reject Zimbabwe result

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 10:47
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's opposition says it will reject the result of the presidential election, if leaks are confirmed.
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Ronaldo in cross-dress scandal

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 20:53

The Brazilian footballer Ronaldo is caught up in a sex scandal involving three cross-dressing prostitutes.
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Football: Santana 'to coach SA'

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 14:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The South African Football Association confirms the appointment of Brazilian Joel Santana as national team coach.
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Botswana Bushmen refused borehole

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 10:12

The government of Botswana is refusing to allow Kalahari Bushmen access to a water borehole.
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Brazil makes corruption arrests

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 23:10

Brazilian authorities arrest more than 50 people, including 16 mayors and a federal judge, on corruption charges.
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Rio accused of neglecting dengue

Saturday, March 29th 2008, 6:46

A Brazilian judge orders Rio de Janeiro to use private hospitals to cope with a surge in cases of dengue fever.
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Vale quits Xstrata takeover talks

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 23:54

Brazilian mining giant Vale do Rio Doce abandons talks to buy rival Xstrata, saying it could not reach a deal.
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Botswana gems sparkle at home

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 4:29

A new diamond-processing plant opens in Botswana creating about 3,000 jobs.
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First coca find in Brazil Amazon

Monday, March 17th 2008, 3:03
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Coca plantations and a cocaine lab are found for the first time in a Brazilian part of the Amazon rainforest.
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Troops sent to stem Amazon loss

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 9:42

Brazilian troops go to an Amazon town after efforts to stop illegal logging provoke a local backlash.
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