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

    Tuesday Mar 17 | 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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  2. Telemedicine Project Launched in BotswanaRead the original story

    Monday Mar 16 | 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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  3. Okavango Delta: One of Africa's seven natural wondersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 15 | 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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  4. Botswana-UPenn Partnership Teams up with Microsoft and Partners to...Read the original story

    Friday Mar 13 | 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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  5. Mahama wraps up Botswana visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | 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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  6. Botswana: Ghana President to Help Market Botswana BeefRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | 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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  7. President Mahama wraps up visit to BotswanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | 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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  8. .com | Botswana to hosts elephant summitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | News24

    Botswana will this month host two international meetings on elephant poaching and the illegal wildlife trade in Africa, Environment and Tourism Minister Tshekedi Khama said on Tuesday. Khama said the first meeting, the African Elephant Summit, would review progress in implementing 14 urgent measures adopted at an earlier meeting in Botswana in December 2013.

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  9. Zimbabwe: Comment - Let's Learn From Other CountriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | AllAfrica.com

    MINING consultancy, Core Consultants' remarks this week Botswana remains a popular investment destination, specifically on the mining sector despite infrastructure challenges and global economic downturn, must be provide some sobering reflection in Harare. While there are many African economies rising, besides powerhouses like South Africa and Nigeria, such as Mozambique, Angola, Tanzania, Mauritius, Ghana and Kenya, Botswana's case is very interesting.

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  10. Baxter backs young gunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter says their last 32 Nedbank Cup clash against Edu Sports FC has given him a fresh perspective on how to line-up his chargers when they take on Botswana s Township Rollers. Photo by Luigi Bennett/Gallo Images Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter says their last 32 Nedbank Cup clash against Edu Sports FC has given him a fresh perspective on how to line-up his chargers when they take on Botswana's Township Rollers in their preliminary round, second leg Caf Champions League encounter on Saturday.

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  11. Botswana: Ndaba Proposes Special Fund On MiningRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2015 | AllAfrica.com

    The MP for Gaborone Bonnington South, Mr Ndaba Gaolathe has urged the government to create a special fund for the mining industry. Debating a motion on mining beneficiation on Friday, February 20, Mr Gaolathe said the creation of a special fund for the mining industry would help Batswana to benefit from the sector.

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  12. Diamond revival has been driven by in surge demand from ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | This Is Money

    As China celebrated the start of the New Year yesterday, millions of people travelled home to be with family and exchange gifts. Traditionally, gold is exchanged but increasingly diamonds have become popular with the growing wealthy classes.

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  13. Reel in Botswana's wild westRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | Mail & Guardian

    Fishing licences for locals and the influx of traders from Zambia and the DRC should be controlled, writes Roman Grynberg. In 2010 the Tahal group presented a bold idea to the Botswana ministry of agriculture - that the landlocked semi-desert country develop a fishing industry.

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  14. Wish You Were Here: Vacation tips from fellow travelersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Times-Standard

    BOTSWANA: A group of Bay Area friends -- from left, Karen Long and Ann Rankin, of Oakland; Barbara Haley, of Berkeley; Jackie Bateman, of Walnut Creek; Don del Pilar, of Berkeley; Laura Mattos, of Hayward; Karen Marie Schroeder, of Oakland; and Barb Scheifler, of Berkeley -- are just back from their trip to Botswana and South Africa, where they visited Cape Agulhas, at the southernmost tip of Africa, and went on an eight-day safari in the Okavango Delta of Botswana, with stops at Nxamaseri Lodge, Banoka Camp and Chobe Elephant Camp, pictured. Travel tips: "Remember when renting a car in South Africa, they drive on the opposite side," Scheifler says.

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  15. Wish You Were Here: Vacation tips from fellow travelersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | San Jose Mercury News

    BOTSWANA: A group of Bay Area friends -- from left, Karen Long and Ann Rankin, of Oakland; Barbara Haley, of Berkeley; Jackie Bateman, of Walnut Creek; Don del Pilar, of Berkeley; Laura Mattos, of Hayward; Karen Marie Schroeder, of Oakland; and Barb Scheifler, of Berkeley -- are just back from their trip to Botswana and South Africa, where they visited Cape Agulhas, at the southernmost tip of Africa, and went on an eight-day safari in the Okavango Delta of Botswana, with stops at Nxamaseri Lodge, Banoka Camp and Chobe Elephant Camp, pictured. Travel tips: "Remember when renting a car in South Africa, they drive on the opposite side," Scheifler says.

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  16. 44 horsey things to do before you dieRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Horse and Hound

    Most people have a 'bucket list' of things they would like to experience, so here is Horse & Hound's list of 44 great horsey things we think all riders should try at some point. How many of these fun horsey ambitions can you claim to have done? How : If you've never ventured up to Aintree, this is a must.

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  17. .com | Cape task team to be trained by DEARead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | News24

    Members of Cape Town's drug and gang task team will receive training from the US's Drug Enforcement Administration , Mayor Patricia de Lille said on Tuesday. "The United States government has invested R10m in our metro police through drug enforcement training, study tours to the United States, School Resource Officer training and FBI management training."

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  18. .com | Multiple dangers threaten the Okavango DeltaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | News24

    The Okavango Delta in Botswana is one of Africa's natural wonders, but the new Unesco World Heritage Site is facing a multitude of threats, which could lead to its ecological collapse. A canoe slides on the silky surface of the dark water.

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  19. Photographer Paul Souders drone captures images of Botswana's wildlifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Daily Mail

    A year in the life of Dartmoor: Beautiful timelapse condenses 365 days of sunsets and changing seasons into eight minutes Air India flight from Chennai to Paris delayed by three hours after FIGHT breaks out in the cockpit between the pilot and an engineer Holidays make for a happy work-force as 61% admit they would change jobs for more time off Macau announces A 8.6 BILLION casino resort inspired by Batman's Gotham City... complete with Ferris wheel built into hotel WALL From walking the Great Wall of China to diving with great white sharks - adventurous Britons reveal their top bucket list destinations Taking music around the world! Amazing pictures show how public piano project started by British artist has united people all over the globe Meet the 11-year-old who is barely taller than his board but is set to take the snowboarding world by storm Welcome to Pet Airways! World's first ... (more)

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  20. .com | WATCH: Angry hippo chases after speedboat at incredible speedRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2015 | News24

    Daunting footage showing a massive, and not-so-friendly-looking hippo, chase after a speedboat and narrowly miss the rear of the boat as it launches out of the water on the Chobe River in Botswana is a chilling reminder why hippopotamus are one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. Michael Varndell of the safari and tour company Malawian Style uploaded a video onto Facebook on Tuesday, 13 January, saying "Nothing like getting too close for comfort... ".

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