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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Reprieve for Botswana Bushmen

Bushmen at Haina Kalahari Lodge
June 19 2013 at 07:49pm

Gaborone, Botswana - Hundreds of Botswana Bushmen who have won a temporary reprieve against eviction from their land are now calling on the government to recognise their settlement, a rights group said on Wednesday.

Speaking after a court barred President Ian Khama's government from removing around 600 bushmen from a compound in Ranyane, in the north east of the country, the group vowed to press for further recognition.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Exploration Specials in Botswana, Namibia and Malawi

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Rift of the Valley - 9 nights/10 days
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Outbreak of Asian Fruit Fly in Eastern Botswana

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Botswana is facing a serious shortage of fresh fruits and vegetables in the coming weeks following an outbreak of Asian Fruit Fly in Eastern regions of the country, an official at the country’s Ministry of Agriculture announced on Thursday.

Ministry spokesperson Geoffrey Pheko said that the ministry have this week quarantined farms and banned imports following the outbreak of the fly at Botalana, Fairfield, Seleka and AR5 farms in the Tuli Block area in Eastern Botswana.

He said restrictions had been put in place to prevent the fly from spreading. He also stated that, though the Ministry is aware of the need for local produce, controlling the pest is of primary importance.

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