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Botswana's economic recovery at risk: president

Botswana's economic recovery at risk: president GABORONE, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Botswana's president Ian Khama said on Thursday that the country's economic recovery has been a challenge to sustain due to the uncertainty of global demand for diamonds in the coming years. Addressing local business community on Thursday, Khama said Botswana's annual growth rate declined from 6.1 percent in 2011 to 4.2 percent in 2012 and ultimately to 3.6 percent in the second quarter of 2013.

Botswana says no fracking in premier wildlife park

Botswana's government Tuesday said environmental protection was key in its search for natural gas, rejecting claims that fracking was already under way in the country's top wildlife park. "There are currently no fracking operations going on in the country except exploration drilling by various exploration companies," said a statement from the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources.

Football: Ethiopia docked points for fielding suspended star

Ethiopia have been docked three points in the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign after fielding suspended midfielder Manyahile Beyene against Botswana last month, FIFA said on Monday. "The match is declared to be forfeited and awarded 3-0 in favour of Botswana," world football's governing body said in a statement, adding that the Ethiopian Football Federation had also been fined 6,000 Swiss francs (4,880 euros, $6,345). FIFA said the sanction related to Ethiopia's decision to play Beyene in their June 8 match away to Botswana.

Football: International friendly - Zimbabwe 2 Botswana 1

Result of an international friendly match Wednesday: Zimbabwe 2 (Billiat 15, Mukamba 24) Botswana 1 (Tshireletso 4) fj/dl
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