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Botswana spared Chinese wrath after Dalai Lama cancels visit
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Botswana spared Chinese wrath after Dalai Lama cancels visit

Editor Southern Times - Aug 22, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - Botswana has escaped the consequences of the aftermath associated with hosting Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama with the Asian giant this…

Botswana calls China’s bluff over the Dalai Lama
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Botswana calls China’s bluff over the Dalai Lama

Staff Reporter - Jul 31, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - The Government of Botswana this week reacted sharply to a warning issued by the Chinese government that it should not host exiled Tibetan…

China livid about Botswana stance on Dalai Lama
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China livid about Botswana stance on Dalai Lama

Staff Reporter - Jul 24, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone-Botswana and China are headed for a diplomatic showdown with Beijing warning Gaborone not to allow the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama,…

Botswana dumps Dalai Lama
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Botswana dumps Dalai Lama

Staff Reporter - Jul 17, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - In what is seen as fearing a backlash from China, Botswana has distanced itself from the planned visit by exiled Tibet spiritual…

Implications of the Dalai Lama visit on Botswana-China relations
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Implications of the Dalai Lama visit on Botswana-China relations

Staff Reporter - Jul 10, 2017

By Retlaw Matorwa Prior to the 2010 World Cup, efforts to host the Da Lai Lama on South African soil threatened Beijing and Pretoria relations. Acceding to…

Dalai Lama elated at maiden visit to Africa amid confusion ….as Gaborone says it has not granted him visa
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Dalai Lama elated at maiden visit to Africa amid confusion ….as Gaborone says it has not granted him visa

Staff Reporter - Jun 26, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone -The Dalai Lama has broken his silence by expressing happiness at his visit to Botswana where he will speak at a conference about…

Dalai Lama visit to test China-Africa relations
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Dalai Lama visit to test China-Africa relations

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - In what is expected to stoke diplomatic tension between Botswana and China, President Ian Khama will officiate at an event where the…