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Botswana Travel Newswire

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  1. Botswana: Govt Rejects US Human Trafficking ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | AllAfrica.com

    The government rejects and condemns in the strongest terms the US report which contains inaccuracies, and paints a negative and unfair picture on the issue of human trafficking in Botswana. This was in response to the Botswana Gazette front page article headlined Botswana - a haven for forced labour and sex trafficking - US report of July 29- August 4 2015, which alleges that Botswana is a haven for forced labour and sex trafficking.

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

    Apr 7, 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. I shall resist that temptation but do wish to pick up a couple of points from that remote diamond-rich small nation which appear of relevance back home.

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  3. Botswana: Twinning Partnerships Mutually BeneficialRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | AllAfrica.com

    A twinning agreement between Francistown and the city of Bulawayo has been deemed beneficial as it can contribute to the economic development of both cities and promote cultural ties. Speaking at a dinner in honour of the visiting Bulawayo delegate, Francistown mayor, Ms Sylvia Muzila said she was aware that the last world economic recession not only affected Zimbabwe but Botswana as well, and said this posed a threat on the economic standing and hindered some of the projects that the second city wanted to achieve.

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  4. Special Olympics athletes here to meet the challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Burbank Leader

    Botswanian Special Olympics swimmer Oreneetse Letrakala, 17, was very happy to be able to practice in the pool at the Burbank Community YMCA on Thursday, July 23, 2015. A group of about 40 Special Olympics athletes from Botswana and Zimbabwe worked out at the Y in Burbank before the upcoming World Games 2015.

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  5. Botswana officials learning ChineseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Iol.co.za

    About 48 Botswana officials on Thursday attended the first class of a basic Chinese training course in the capital city of Gaborone. The course co-sponsored by the Chinese embassy to Botswana and Confucius Institute at the University of Botswana was exclusive for the officials from Botswana Police Service, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Labor and Home Affairs.

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  6. .com | Botswana's Chobe: Of hippos, elephants and lion huntsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | News24

    I'd always found hippos kind of affable, amusing, soothing even a bit like a fat and jolly uncle. Despite their reputation, I'd certainly never found them particularly threatening, though I maintained a healthy level of respect for them.

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  7. Botswana: Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge Joins TruMarketing's Africa PortfolioRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | Travel World News

    Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge is the ideal base for Botswana explorations, providing discerning travelers with a unique first class safari experience in an eco-sensitive environment. Game drives here can be full day affairs complete with picnic lunches, or opt for a "take it slow" option and simply a morning or afternoon drive.

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  8. In Botswana, an all-hours safariRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | Philly.com

    This is crazy. I'm racing through the bush in Botswana in an open jeep on safari - at night.

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  9. 9 Awesome Honeymoon Trips No One TakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | ABC News

    There isn't a more exciting time to get away with your special someone than post nuptials. If your wedding is coming up, maybe you're dreaming about escaping to the flawless, white-sand beaches of the Caribbean, Thailand , or even Greece .

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  10. National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World adds 14 new members to its incredible listRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Mail on Sunday

    Own a da Vinci masterpiece: Italian villa decorated by Leonardo goes on sale in Tuscany What would Heathrow's third runway mean for travellers? A sixth terminal, 12 new destinations and A 300 cheaper tickets, say experts Travel firms cutting over A 800 from Tunisia holidays: Discounts of up to 50% offered for trips to Sousse following ISIS attack From an Alaskan fjord log cabin to a private Caribbean eco-island: National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World adds 14 new retreats to its list Located in some of the most spectacular places around the globe, there are a number of rare retreats which push the hotel experience way beyond travellers' expectations.

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  11. Botswana: System to Help Reduce Traffic CongestionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2015 | AllAfrica.com

    The study for implementation of transport modernisation system in greater Gaborone, which commenced last year September is expected to end in August. This is a project by the Ministry of Transport and Communications which seeks to modernise public transport system by creating a bus based rapid transit system.

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  12. In Botswana, The View Is GreatRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2015 | Houseboat

    Are you aching for a serious houseboat adventure? An honestly exotic one? Featured on the Courier Mail's " Great Holidays To Book This Week " list is the special on the Botswana 10-day package that includes an unforgettable African sunset and cruise by houseboat on the Okavango Delta. This vacation is reduced by $900 to settle the price at $3599 per person-that includes lodging in comfortable tented camps and hotels and a two-night excursion on the houseboat.

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  13. Take A Houseboat In Botswana, The View Is GreatRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2015 | Houseboat

    Are you aching for a serious houseboat adventure? An honestly exotic one? Featured on the Courier Mail's " Great Holidays To Book This Week " list is the special on the Botswana 10-day package that includes an unforgettable African sunset and cruise by houseboat on the Okavango Delta. This vacation is reduced by $900 to settle the price at $3599 per person-that includes lodging in comfortable tented camps and hotels and a two-night excursion on the houseboat.

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  14. Zimbabwe ditches its currency: Z$35 quadrillion is now worth US$1Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | Mashable

    On June 15 the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe took the last step in the process of ditching its currency. Zimbabwe dollars will be decommissioned at a rate of 35 quadrillion per US dollar .

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  15. Africa - what's the score?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | Examiner.com

    As Ebola phases out of the headlines, and South Korea's MERS, another 'untreatable' virus, takes its place - what exactly is the situation when it comes to looking to Africa for a vacation. According to the World Health Organisation , as of June 07, 27,273 people had been infected with Ebola and 11,173 have died.

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  16. Book Your Clients on an Incredible African Elephant Safari & Cruise This SummerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Travel World News

    As the summer cruise season gets underway, remember to look beyond the big boats to find more personalized cruise experiences for clients who want a smaller, more intimate excursion. Award-winning luxury safari outfitter Great Safaris offers an African Elephant Safari & Cruise , that gives travelers the chance to explore Africa by land and water.

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  17. Expedition Launched to Save Africa's Largest WetlandRead the original story

    May 27, 2015 | National Geographic

    Protection for the headwaters of Okavango Delta is urgently needed, says leader of an unprecedented exploration of the river system that feeds it. The meandering Okavango River never reaches the sea.

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

    May 26, 2015 | 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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  19. Emirates Airlines Bans Hunting Trophies of Lions, RhinosRead the original story

    May 14, 2015 | 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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  20. Solar-powered safari lodge offers sustainable luxury digs in BotswanaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2015 | 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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