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March 14, 2017

African CEOs to meet in Geneva to discuss investment in Africa

Africa CEO Forum will look at revitalising investment flows into the continent and comes at a time when commodity prices are showing signs of recovery

About 20 South African CEOs are expected to attend the Africa CEO Forum, which, is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, later in March.

The fifth edition of the forum is due to focus on international investments in Africa. It is running from March 20–21.

The forum will look at revitalising investment flows into Africa and comes when commodity prices are showing signs of recovery.

The forum is expected to host 1,000 key decision makers in industry, finance and politics from across the globe.

Some of [...]

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February 6, 2017

Opposition forms coalition to challenge Ian Khama’s party in 2019 polls

Gaborone – Opposition groups have reportedly come together to form a coalition to challenge President Ian Khama’s Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in 2019 elections. The BDP has been in power since 1966.

According to eNCA, four parties – the Botswana National Front, the Botswana Movement for Democracy, the Botswana Congress Party, and the Botswana People’s Party – came together as “a response to a plea by the people for the opposition to stop splitting votes and work together”.

The BDP’s popularity has reportedly been sinking since the 2014 elections due to a “sluggish economic growth and high youth unemployment”, the report [...]

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January 27, 2017

BOTSWANA: HOLLARD INSURANCE ACQUIRES REGENT BOTSWANA GROUP

Hollard Insurance has acquired Regent Botswana Group from Imperial Holdings in a ground-breaking deal that will result in the creation of Botswana’s largest short-term insurance company

Hollard Insurance operations in Botswana include Hollard Insurance Botswana, a short-term insurance company and Hollard Life Insurance Botswana, a life assurance company.

The Regent Botswana Group comprises of Regent Life Botswana, a life assurance company, and Regent Insurance Botswana, a short-term insurance company.

Briefing the media on Tuesday Hollard regional head, Mr Frans Prinsloo said acquisition had been approved by both the Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory [...]

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January 27, 2017

BIH EMPOWERS INNOVATORS

Batswana innovators may not have won any prizes at the last Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) awards, but as more young people continue to warm up to the innovation concept, there is renewed optimism that they may be headed in the right direction

Chief Executive Officer of Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH), Alan Boshwaen, believes that the 5th edition of the IPA awards which brought together innovators from across Africa at the Gaborone International Convention Centre last year, was an eye opener for local innovators.

While he acknowledges that a prize would have been a morale booster for the locals, Boshwaen believes that the opportunity to host the continental event was, on its [...]

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