Last Updated
Friday 24 April 2015, 18:00 pm.
Botswana recognises Libya's rebel govt

As efforts to oust Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi enter their sixth month, Botswana this week recognised the National Transitional Council (NTC) as a legitimate opposition force in Libya.
By Staff Writer Mon 27 Apr 2015, 03:45 am (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Botswana recognises Libya's rebel govt








As the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Phandu Skelemani, confirmed this to Mmegi yesterday, countries around the world were expelling Libyan diplomats linked to the embattled regime.

Mmegi has established that the Libyan Embassy in Gaborone has been closed since the departure of Ambassador Assed Mohamad Almutaa and his staff three months ago.

Skelemani said Botswana's recognition of NTC would remain until there were elections and the rebels were (hopefully) officially installed in office.

However, if the rebel council and Gaddafi's regime agreed to form a government of national unity, Botswana would recognise them, the minister said.

Libya was plunged into turmoil when pro-democracy activists mounted street protests to demand an end to Gaddafi's 42-year rule that resulted from a military coup. Gaddafi vowed to use his military to crush the demonstrators, prompting the United Nations to impose a no-fly zone to be enforce by (NATO).

Botswana was the first country to end diplomatic relations with Libya when the bombing started.



Exchange Rates
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Friday, 24 Apr 2015
FOREIGN / PULA
PULA / FOREIGN
1 USD = Pula   9.9305
1 GBP = Pula   14.9701
1 EUR = Pula   10.7759
1 YEN = Pula   0.0832
1 ZAR = Pula   0.8177
1 Pula = USD   0.1007
1 Pula = GBP   0.0668
1 Pula = EUR   0.0928
1 Pula = YEN   12.02
1 Pula = ZAR   1.2229
Stock Exchange
STOCK EXCHANGE: Friday, 24 Apr 2015
DOMESTIC STOCKS
BARCLAYS
405
BIHL
1226
CHOBE
460
CHOPPIES
399
CRESTA
95
ENGEN
850
FNBB
377
FSG
245
FURNMART
185
G4S
337
LETLOLE
218
LETSHEGO
263
NAP
220
OLYMPIA
20
PRIMETIME
271
RDCP
221
SECHABA
2870
SEFALANA
1149
STANCHART
1255
TURNSTAR
225
WIL
350
IMARA
300
  • Previous
    Selma Poster
    Next
    Masa Centre
    ::: Thursday 19 Feb - Tuesday 12 Feb :::
    Selma
  • Previous
    Next
    Riverwalk
    ::: Thursday 19 Feb - Tuesday 12 Feb :::
  • Previous
    Next
    Gamecity
    ::: Thursday 19 Feb - Tuesday 12 Feb :::