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March 12, 2018 10:07 AM Drug resistant TB remains a challenge

In his recurrent and development budget proposals of 2018-2019, the assistant Minister of Health and Wellness (MoH&W) Dikgang Makgalemele stated that the drug resistant forms of TB remain a major threat in this fight with about 100 cases of Multi drug resistant TB and two cases of Extremely Drug Resistant (XDR) TB reported annually. reported annually 159

October 20, 2017 6:02 PM Miners urged to spread first aid

The mining industry has been urged to benchmark with similar organisations from around the world to improve the standard of first aid in the country. Speaking recently at the Intermine First Aid Competitions, speakers said it was imperative for the mining industry to take this essential component of life seriously. Hosted under the theme: ‘What you do in an emergency 164

October 19, 2017 10:34 PM Pollution kills 9 million people each year, new study finds

Dirty air in India and China. Tainted water in sub-Saharan Africa. Toxic mining and smelter operations in South America. Pollution around the globe now contributes to an estimated 9 million deaths annually — or roughly one in six — according to an in-depth new study published Thursday in the Lancet. If accurate, that means pollution kills three times 108

October 16, 2017 4:00 AM Francistown still struggling after TNMC closure

Today is exactly one year and six days since the BCL Group was placed under provisional liquidation by the High Court due to its non-profitability, rendering thousands of workers jobless in the process. The BCL Group operated BCL mine and Tati Nickel Mining Company (TNMC). The economy of Francistown, which was attached to TNMC like Siamese twins, suffered 138

October 6, 2017 10:50 AM Glencore to buy controlling stake in Chevron’s Southern Africa assets

Company to buy 75% of Chevron’s South Africa and Botswana assets. Glencore agreed to buy a controlling stake in Chevron Corporation’s assets in Southern Africa for $973 million, expanding its move into the downstream fuel business and marking the Swiss commodity giant’s second big deal this week. Chevron agreed in March to sell its stake to China Petroleum 130

October 6, 2017 10:49 AM Glencore Adds African Oil to Peruvian Zinc in Bumper Deal Week

Glencore Plc agreed to buy a controlling stake in Chevron Corp. assets in Southern Africa for $973 million, expanding its move into the downstream fuel business and marking the Swiss commodity giant’s second big deal this week. Glencore said Friday it will buy 75 percent of Chevron’s South African and Botswanan business from minority black investors 166

October 5, 2017 4:00 AM Botswana’s human rights under scrutiny

The UPR is a five-year cycle appraisal process, in which selected countries face scrutiny from their peers on various issues of human rights obligations and commitments. Botswana has been under the scalpel twice, in 2008 and 2013, in which the country was served with recommendations to account to universal expectations. The UPRinfo Nairobi-based regional 137

September 13, 2017 10:00 AM KGK Group sets up diamond cutting unit in Russia

Diamond and gemstone miners KGK Group has announced the setting up of a diamond cutting and polishing factory in Vladivostok, Russia. "KGK shall be investing 2.8 billion Russian rubles in this unit. The installed manufacturing capacity is 150,000 carats of diamonds per year," the Hong Kong headquartered KGK, which was founded in Jaipur in 1905, said in a release 123

September 11, 2017 5:04 PM Zimbabwe ruling elite linked to 'disappearing diamonds'

Top security and political leaders secretly profiting from Zimbabwe's diamond reserves, anti-corruption group alleges. An anti-corruption group says it has evidence linking Zimbabwe's ruling elite to "a decade of disappearing diamond wealth". In a report published on Monday, London-based Global Witness accused Zimbabwe's Central Intelligence Organisation 113

September 11, 2017 1:30 PM Campaign group claims Zimbabwe diamonds funding government repression

Johannesburg - Zimbabwe's ruling elite has diverted the country's vast diamond riches to help fund repression by dodging sanctions and raising money for security forces, an anti-corruption campaign group alleged Monday. In a report, Global Witness accused top security and political leaders of secretly profiting from the trade in the country's diamond 128