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Google Maps Street View: Did they kill a donkey in Botswana?

A Google Maps Street View image is doing the rounds on the Internet, as it appears that the vehicle used by Google may have literally hit a donkey and run.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

King apologizes to Spanish people for going hunting during crisis

Madrid - The Spanish King's trip to Botswana was widely criticised as the story emerged when he was flown home for treatment for a fractured hip.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Unique Roadshow Highlights Climate Change in Africa Special

With the UN Climate Summit barely two weeks away, Africa is abuzz with its biggest and most colorful road show ever to highlight the continent’s climate change woes: the ‘Trans African Caravan of Hope.’
Digital Journal Report by Stella Paul - 7 comments

Botswana's Central Bank maintains benchmark rate at 9.5 percent

Gaborone - The Bank of Botswana announced that it is leaving its benchmark rate unchanged at 9.5 percent for the fifth straight meeting. The African central bank noted that the inflation rate would drop between three and six percent next year.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Rampaging Elephants Threaten Zimbabwe Farms

Beitbridge - A herd of stray elephants have destroyed fences and crops at the Shashe irrigation scheme close to the borders of Botswana and South Africa in Zimbabwe.
In the Media by Anthony Organ

Floods drive thousands from their homes in Mozambique

Thousands of Mozambicans were forced to abandon their houses and flee for higher ground on Wednesday and disaster management workers were put on high alert because of rising flood waters.
In the Media by Bill Lindner

Diamond mine approved in Bushmen's ancestral lands Special

The government of Botswana has approved a diamond mine in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, ancestral lands of the Kalahari Bushmen.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris

Should prostitution be legalised in Botswana?

Some politicians in Botswana called on the southern African country to consider legalising prostitution to fight against HIV. Botswana is said to have a high prevalence of HIV, and equally known for being proactive in the campaign against HIV/Aids.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha - 1 comment

Kalahari San People launch appeal in bid to regain water rights

The decision of a Botswana Judge to deny the San People their water rights shocked the world in July. The San had applied to regain access to a water bore they had used in the past, going to court when the government refused access.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 1 comment

Cholera spreads to four South African provinces

The South African state-broadcaster SABC-TV reports that two more people have died of cholera at the Knobel Hospital outside Polokwane/Pietersburg in the northerly province of Limpopo, bringing the total number of cholera deaths in South Africa to twelve.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt
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Video: Apples in the Tent

This video is a couple of years old, but have to share it. It is a fascinating story of an elephant, visiting a...
Aug 30, 2012 by Anne Sewell
 

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