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  1. Ethiopian Airlines launches new direct route to Cape Town - Tuesday, 26 May 2015 12:59Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Walta Information Centre

    Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has announced that it has finalized preparations to start flights from Addis Ababa to Cape Town as of 30 June 2015. With this new route, the airline will also launch a direct flight to Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, Ethiopian Airlines said in a statement.

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  2. Emirates Airlines Bans Hunting Trophies of Lions, RhinosRead the original story

    Thursday May 14 | National Geographic

    The world's biggest international carrier joins South African Airways in banning transport of trophies of exotic wildlife such as elephants and rhinos. Emirates Airlines will no longer transport sport-hunted trophy animals such as elephants, shown here in Botswana's Okavango Delta, and rhinos.

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  3. Solar-powered safari lodge offers sustainable luxury digs in BotswanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | Inhabitat

    If visiting the rich wildlife at the Okavango Delta is on your bucket list, consider a stay at Sandibe Okavango , a sustainable safari lodge in Botswana that boasts a light environmental footprint. Designed by Michaelis Boyd and Nick Plewman , the recently reopened Sandibe Okavango simultaneously blends in with the landscape and stands out from local architectural typology with its curvaceous timber-clad form.

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  4. Botswana - A perfect place for Safari VacationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | CNN

    Botswana is a country in Southern Africa and is highly revered as the greatest safari destinations in Africa. Its rich contrast of destinations varies from salt flats of Makgadikgadi Pan to one of the largest inland Okavanga Delta, the country has it all.

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  5. 50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | Greenwich Citizen

    Since summer is right around the corner and we're dreaming about vacations in far off places, we've come up with the ultimate bucket list of hotels to stay in around the world. From private overwater bungalow suites in Bora Bora to glass igloos in the middle of Finland's wilderness, here are the 50 hotels everyone should stay in at least once in their lives.

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  6. Washington initiative goes after wildlife trafficking marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | HeraldNet

    A new initiative effort supported by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen would make it a crime in Washington state to sell or trade elephant ivory, shark fins and other animal parts from several species. Initiative 1401 would cover 10 species threatened with extinction in part due to poaching, The Seattle Times reported Sunday.

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  7. Saskatoon man dies, wife injured in AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | Regina Leader Post

    Colette and Stephen Webster were on a safari in Africa when their bus crashed. Stephen died and Colette was seriuosly injured.

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  8. In the latest issue of ST's digital magazine: African safaris;...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | The Straits Times

    Animals abound in Mombo in Botswana's Okavango Delta. The Life, Issue 11 looks at African safari holidays, which visitors can choose to enjoy in customised, luxurious settings.

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  9. .com | Xenophobic attacks affecting SANParks bookings and transfrontier conservation effortsRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2015 | News24

    Cape Town South African National Parks has condemned the recent spate of xenophobic violence that broke out across the country, saying that they have already had a number of booking cancellations from neighbouring countries. "A large proportion of guests to our national parks are international visitors and we appear to be sending a message that foreigners are not welcome in our country," a press statement read.

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  10. Botswana: Shamukuni Advises Operators to Form AssociationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2015 | AllAfrica.com

    The Member of Parliament for Chobe, Mr Ronald Shamukuni has advised transport operators in Kasane to form an association. Speaking in an interview with BOPA recently, Mr Shamukuni said he was aware that transport operators were not utilising the gazetted bus rank as expected by the Department of Road Transport and Safety .

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  11. Uganda draws easiest group in AFCONRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | New Vision

    June 13 Uganda v Botswana September 5 Comoros v Uganda March 24, 2016 Burkina Faso v Uganda March 29, 2016 Uganda v Burkina Faso June 4, 2016 Botswana v Uganda September 3, 2016 Uganda v Comoros If Cranes fail to qualify for the 2017 Africa Nations Cup tournament in Gabon, then Ugandan football must be in critical need of ritual cleansing. At the luxurious Mariot 'Zamalek' Hotel in Cairo yesterday, Uganda was handed the easiest draw of all 12 groups in the qualifiers to the championship due in Gabon.

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  12. Positive economic news must be tempered by caveatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | Sunday Herald

    Having just returned from two weeks under the Kalahari sun in Botswana - where I lived and worked 35 years ago - I would much prefer to report on developments there rather than events back in icy and general election- besotted Scotland. Having just returned from two weeks under the Kalahari sun in Botswana - where I lived and worked 35 years ago - I would much prefer to report on developments there rather than events back in icy and general election- besotted Scotland.

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  13. Africa Junior Squash Championships progressing in BotswanaRead the original story

    Apr 2, 2015 | Xinhuanet

    The 2015 All Africa under-19 Junior Squash Championships have progressed closer to the final stages in Botswana capital Gaborone. The four-day tournament that has attracted five African countries started on Tuesday and the finals will be played on Friday.

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  14. .com | Botswana MPs want wildlife hunting ban liftedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | News24

    A week before Botswana hosts two key wildlife conservation conferences, a small group of lawmakers are seeking a review of a 2014 commercial hunting ban designed to reverse a decline in wildlife. Botswana is home to a third of the world's elephants, but three of the diamond-rich country's 61 legislators believe elephants have multiplied to the point they are now "terrorising" local farmers.

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  15. Telemedicine Project Launched in BotswanaRead the original story

    Mar 16, 2015 | Bioscience Technology

    The Botswana-UPenn Partnership is collaborating with Microsoft, the Botswana Innovation Hub, and other global partners to launch the first telemedicine service in Africa using TV white spaces to bring internet connectivity to hospitals and clinics across rural areas of Botswana. The pilot project, called "Project Kgolagano," will provide clinical consultations and diagnoses to a patient population who would otherwise have to travel far distances to the capital city of Gaborone, Botswana, for specialized care.

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  16. Okavango Delta: One of Africa's seven natural wondersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2015 | Examiner.com

    Botswana's Okavango Delta, one of the world's largest deltas, is really an oasis produced by seasonal rains, with most of the rain falling between January and April. This amazing ecosystem, with a diversity of flora and fauna, is home to wildlife such as hippos, crocodiles, elephants and big cats.

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  17. Botswana-UPenn Partnership Teams up with Microsoft and Partners to...Read the original story

    Mar 13, 2015 | Newswise

    The Botswana-UPenn Partnership is collaborating with Microsoft, the Botswana Innovation Hub, and other global partners to launch the first telemedicine service in Africa using TV white spaces to bring internet connectivity to hospitals and clinics across rural areas of Botswana. The pilot project, called "Project Kgolagano," will provide clinical consultations and diagnoses to a patient population who would otherwise have to travel far distances to the capital city of Gaborone, Botswana, for specialized care.

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  18. Mahama wraps up Botswana visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Ghanamma.com

    President John Mahama on Wednesday ended his three-day state visit to Botswana by visiting two diamond factories and polishing companies. The companies, Diamond Trading Company of Botswana and Eurostar Diamond Polishing Company apart from adding value to the huge diamond deposits mined in the country, also employed thousands of Botswana citizens and beyond.

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  19. Botswana: Ghana President to Help Market Botswana BeefRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | AllAfrica.com

    Speaking after touring the Francistown Botswana Meat Commission abattoir on March 10, Dr Mahama said his country did not produce beef in significant quantities but imported from South America and he therefore could not see why some of it could not be imported from Botswana. He commended Botswana for well managing the BMC plant and noted that as the chairperson of the High Level African Committee whose mandate was to promote trade and investment among African countries, he would ensure Botswana's beef market got exposure.

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  20. President Mahama wraps up visit to BotswanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Ghanamma.com

    Gaborone, March 11, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday ended his three-day state visit to Botswana by visiting two diamond factories and polishing companies. The companies, Diamond Trading Company of Botswana and Eurostar Diamond Polishing Company apart from adding value to the huge diamond deposits mined in the country, also employed thousands of Botswana citizens and beyond.

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