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  1. Namibia and Botswana overland: A family adventure tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | The Independent

    Simon Calder's career in travel started at Gatwick Airport, where he cleaned aircraft for Laker Airways and later worked as a security officer. He became The Independent's Travel Correspondent in 1994, and is known as "the Man Who Pays His Way" because he does not accept free travel facilities.

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  2. America's grim identity crisis: What Ferguson & Garner tell us...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Salon

    As a woman of color, I was taught very little about myself in the U.S. Now that I'm overseas, here's what I know I teach middle school African history in Botswana. As a history teacher, I measure myself by the extent to which I can understand my own ignorance.

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  3. Power rangers: Botswana's all-electric safariRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | CNN

    Lizette Kriel, co-owner of electric vehicle company Freedom Won, peeks under the hood of a Land Rover converted from diesel to electric power. Connie, a guide at Chobe Game Lodge, behind the wheel of their new electric boat on the Chobe River in Botswana.

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  4. Christmas charity auction: Bid on original art, or trips of a...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 30 | The Independent

    Fancy a trip of a lifetime to a diamond mine in Botswana, a tour of Coronation Street, a day at London Live or stunning artwork from some of the nation's best artists? Starting Monday at 2pm Starting at 2pm on Monday 1 December , you can bid for these unbookable, distinctive and often unique lots. Return after 2pm when each lot will be linked to its auction page.

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  5. Chasing the SunRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 27 | White African

    It's 6am in Lusaka, Zambia as I write this. The last two days have been a blur as we covered over 1,700 kilometers from Dodoma to Lusaka in what can only be considered as marathon sessions from sunup to just after sundown.

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  6. Croc snatches GoPro from photographerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | New York Post

    A sneaky crocodile has snatched up a noted wildlife photographer's GoPro camera in Botswana's Okavango Delta, and a diver caught it all on film. The surprising video shows Amos Nachoum wading through the murky waters when a 6-foot crocodile appears to lunge for his leg, only to slam its jaw into the river bank.

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  7. Author Alexander McCall Smith Comes to S.B.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | Santa Barbara Independent

    It's no exaggeration to refer to author Alexander McCall Smith as "world famous." The Scottish author's 1999 novel, The No.

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  8. Austin Adventures waives cancellation fees in regard to Ebola crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Examiner.com

    It's a highly unlikely event, but should health officials report a confirmed case of Ebola within 500 miles of an Austin Adventures vacation host city, the company is announcing that it will waive its trip cancellation fee. "While we realize that the odds of Ebola affecting our itineraries are minuscule at best, we hope to assuage any fears that a guest may have by updating our cancellation policy to address this sensitive subject," said Dan Austin, President and Founder of Austin Adventures .

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  9. The Ebola Effect: Tour Operator Amends Cancellation PolicyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | PR Log

    Austin Adventures to Waive Cancellation Fee if Health Officials Report a Confirmed Case of Ebola within 500-mile Radius of Trip's Host City PRLog - Oct. 29, 2014 - BILLINGS, MT - It's a highly unlikely event, but should health officials report a confirmed case of Ebola within 500 miles of an Austin Adventures vacation host city, the company is announcing that it will waive its trip cancellation fee.

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  10. As diamond mines decline, Botswana searches for new way to shineRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | Christian Science Monitor

    Soccer players practice under the skyline of Gaborone, Botswana, Aug. 15, 2003. Botswana's discovery of its diamond wealth in the 1960s fueled dramatic economic and social gains.

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  11. Cable compendium: a guide to the week's submarine and terrestrial developmentsRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2014 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    A consortium of international telecoms operators, including Chunghwa Telecom of Taiwan, KT Corporation of South Korea, an as-yet unnamed US company, and 'the major carriers from China' has come together in Busan, South Korea to sign the Construction and Maintenance Agreement and the Supply Contract for the planned New Cross Pacific submarine cable system. The cable will directly connect China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States, and have a design capacity of 80Tbps.

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  12. Life on diamonds is too easyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Mail & Guardian

    Botswana is a remarkable development turnaround story. But it also shows how difficult it is to wean a country off its dependence on natural resources.

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  13. Nam's diamond headacheRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | The Namibian

    Looking for cover behind ridiculous arguments like "I don't know about my spouse's assets" is just pathetic to say the least. Are you even married, - THANK you Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana and your team for improving service at the ministry.

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  14. Farnham couple's frightening holiday snap of deadly encounter with a hippoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Surrey Advertiser

    With its teeth bared and nostrils flaring, one terrified Farnham couple expected this charging hippo to be the last thing they ever saw. Rob Masterton and his wife Jessica Masterton-Smith stared into these jaws of death after angering the massive animal during a safari river cruise through the Chobe National Park in Botswana.

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  15. When animals attack: See angry hippo target boatload of terrified tourists on safari cruiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Mirror.co.uk

    The protective mother rounded on the horrified spectators when the vessel they were travelling in got too close to her calf Forget hungry hippos, these spectacular pictures show the terrifying moment a seriously angry hippo attacked a safari boat in Botswana. Looking like something from the film Jaws - minus the great white shark, of course - the protective mother rounded on the tour when they got too close to her calf.

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  16. Botswana: Maintaining the Ecological Integrity of the Okavango DeltaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | AllAfrica.com

    In June 2014 Botswana's Okavango Delta was enlisted as the 1000th UNESCO World Heritage Site - a status that underscores the Delta's global ecological significance and highlights the need to protect and manage this important biosphere. September 2014 also marked the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Permanent Cubango-Okavango River Basin Commission agreement that commits Namibia, Angola and Botswana, the three riparian states of the River Basin, to a coordinated and environmentally sustainable regional water governance strategy.

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  17. GIA Hosts Rough Diamond Evaluation Course in C te d'IvoireRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2014 | Diamonds.net

    Press Release: In an effort to further the gem and jewelry industry's beneficiation initiatives, the Gemological Institute of America debuted its rough diamond evaluation course in French in CA te d'Ivoire. The class, which was held in Abidjan from September 15 to 19, consisted of six government officials from the Ministry of Mines, Customs and the Ivorian mining development organization SODEMI, as well as two representatives of artisanal mining cooperatives and one field staffer from the Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development II project of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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  18. GIA's Rough Diamond Evaluation Course in C te d'Ivoire Furthers Beneficiation EffortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2014 | Diamonds.net

    Press Release: In an effort to further the gem and jewelry industry's beneficiation initiatives, GIA debuted its Rough Diamond Evaluation course in French in CA te d'Ivoire. The class, which was held in Abidjan from Sept.

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  19. Victoria FallsRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2014 | The Independent

    Africa leaves an indelible mark on its visitors and on this incredible three-country tour, you see some of the very best it has to offer. We see one of the world's finest natural wonders, the amazing Victoria Falls - three times as long and twice as high as Niagara.

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  20. 2015 Netball WC: One year to plan, but shall we?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | Daily Monitor

    Comment. Before winning the Six Nations Cup in Singapore last year, the She Cranes had only secured government funding at the last minute after making a plea for public help in local media.

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