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Plane Crashes in Botswana, 8 European Tourists Dead

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A small tourist plane has crashed in Botswana, killing the pilot and seven passengers. A Botswana aviation official said Monday the dead were from Britain, France and Sweden. Four passengers survived the crash — two tourists from France and two Botswana nationals. The spokesman said the plane, a Cessna 208, crashed and burst into flames […]

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Botswana’s Opposition Parties May Form Alliance Ahead of Elections

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Several opposition parties in Botswana are considering forming a political alliance in an attempt to defeat the ruling Botswana Democratic Party, which has been in power for over four decades. Sydney Pilane, the founding member of the Botswana Movement for Democracy, tells VOA that his party is engaging in talks with three other opposition groups […]

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Public Workers in Botswana Suspend Strike

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Union leaders in Botswana say public workers have suspended an eight-week strike and will return to work on Monday. Workers have not reached an agreement with the government but officials from the Botswana Federation of Public Service Unions say they want to regroup and re-strategize. More than 90,000 public workers walked off the job April […]

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Botswana ends public workres strike.

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities says Botswana public workers have ended their 8-week strike and will be back on the job as early as Monday. The French Press Agency quotes a union spokesman as saying 90,000 workers have agreed to accept the government’s 3-percent wage increase, although it is far less than the 16-percent pay hike they were seeking. […]

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