Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in Germany

 

RESPONSE TO ALLEGED INDISCRIMINATE POACHING IN BOTSWANA

The Government of Botswana has noted with concern unsubstantiated and sensational media reports on elephant poaching statistics in Botswana carried by some local and international media attributed to Elephants Without Borders (EWB), a non-governmental organisation contracted by the Botswana Government to carry out the dry season aerial survey of elephants and wildlife in northern Botswana covering Chobe, Okavango, Ngamiland and North Central District. The stories allege that about 90 elephants have been indiscriminately killed recently.

NOTICE OF GENERAL VOTER REGISTRATION

NOTICE OF GENERAL VOTER REGISTRATION PERIOD
FOR THE 2019 BOTSWANA GENERAL ELECTIONS:
3RD SEPTEMBER 2018 TO 11TH NOVEMBER 2018

The Embassy of the Republic of Botswana to the Federal Republic of Germany in Berlin wishes to inform all citizens of Botswana (Batswana) resident in the Federal Republic of Germany that the Independent Electoral Commission of Botswana has designated the period from 3rd September, 2018 to 11th November 2018 (both dates inclusive) as General Registration Period for the 2019 General Elections.

The General Voter Registration will be conducted at the Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in Berlin on weekdays (Monday to Friday) during normal business hours, from 9:00 hours to 17:00 hours, inclusive of the lunch break:

The Embassy of the Republic of Botswana to the Federal Republic of Germany in Berlin is located at Lennestrasse 5, 10785 Berlin.

Only citizens of Botswana who have attained the age of eighteen (18) years and above and are in possession of a valid National Identity Card (Omang) may apply in person for registration as voters during the designated registration period (3rd September, 2018 to 11th November, 2018).

For further details, please contact:

Embassy of the Republic of Botswana, Berlin, and telephone +49 30 887 195 010, fax +49 30 887 195 012 or e-mail: info@embassyofbotswana.de or vphometsi@embassyofbotswana.de

SADC and the Federal Republic of Germany sign Development Cooperation

SADC SecretariatOn 26th – 28th June the Embassy participated as an observer during the negotiations and the signing of the Development Cooperation Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

The SADC Secretariat delegation was led by the Executive Secretary Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax. In briefing the SADC Ambassadors accredited to the Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Tax informed that the objective of the two days meeting was to finalize and sign the SADC Cooperation Agreement with Germany. She further stated that the negotiations were guided by SADC priorities including the 2015/2020 Strategic Document, Strategic Document for the Organ, the SADC Industrialization Strategy, and Policy in Agriculture as well as The SADC Infrastructure Development Master Plan.

The SADC Group of Ambassadors informed the Executive Secretary that while executing their specific countries mandates, they have also been able to profile SADC as a group, including presentations to the German Private Sector, celebrating SADC Day with the focus to promote the SADC Industrialization Strategy, as well as promoting the region as a tourism destination package.

The Executive Secretary appreciated the work being done by the Group of Ambassadors and committed to assist where possible during their activities, including sending a representation to such activities. The SADC Group of Ambassadors welcomed this offer.