Africa: Women in Botswana making Tourism work

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For 10 years, until 2018, Botswana had no First Lady, as President Ian Khama was unmarried. Botswana’s first Lady, Ruth Williams Khama, the wife of Botswana’s first president Sir Seretse Khama, was recognized for her charitable work with women, and the current First Lady, Neo Masisi, is a champion for these causes too. However, Masisi is also an accountant by […]

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Africa: Botswana, Namibia setting tone for regional integration

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In a first for the southern African region, citizens of Botswana could soon be able to travel to Namibia using just their national identity cards instead of passports, and vice versa, if ongoing discussions between the two countries are finalised. According to Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, plans are underway for Batswana and Namibians visiting either of the two countries to […]

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Africa: 5 things to do in Kasane, Botswana in 24hrs

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Recently, I was privileged to be part of the just ended Kasane #ElephantSummit that brought together the five member states of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) which are Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Just to put it under context, the Kavango–Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) is situated in a region of Southern Africa where the international borders of […]

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Africa: Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, to some anger

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Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting in a country with the world’s highest number of the animals, a decision that has brought anger from some wildlife protection groups and warnings of a blow to lucrative tourism. The southern African nation is home to an estimated 130,000 elephants. The lifting of the ban raised concerns about a possible increase […]

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Africa: 2 Aircraft Airline, Air Botswana reassures customers of Improved services

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Air Botswana insists it has enough pilots to service its routes despite coming under heavy criticism for its growing unreliability. In recent weeks, delays and flight cancellations have become increasingly common at the under-fire national airline, causing its already battered reputation to plummet. However, this week the airline spokesperson, Thabiso Leshoai told The Voice that Air Botswana has an adequate […]

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Africa: Botswana revokes visa-free entry for Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe

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Botswana has banned the wife of Minister Jeff Radebe from entering the country visa-free, according to documents seen by AFP on Tuesday. A document issued by Botswana’s Immigration Minister Magang Ngaka Ngaka on April 17, 2019, said Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe must “obtain a visa to enter Botswana” The official reason for the move is not given, but local media have accused […]

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Africa: Botswana Tourism Accounts For One In Seven Of Dollars In Economy

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Botswana’s travel and tourism economy grew 3,4 percent to exceed USD2,5 billion in 2018, and now contributes nearly one in every seven dollars in the country’s economy, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector. The WTTC research which compares the travel and tourism sector across 185 […]

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Aviation: Man Who Tried To Kill Wife With Plane In Botswana Identified As South African

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The pilot who took his life by flying a twin-engine aircraft into a building in Botswana in an attempt to kill his wife has been identified as South African, Charl Viljoen. About 50 people narrowly escaped death on Saturday at the Matsieng Airfield a few kilometres north of the country’s capital Gaborone. It is understood that the man had had […]

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Africa: Botswana offers tourist visa-on-arrival to boost tourism

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Botswana has become the latest African nation to relax visa requirements in a bid to improve tourism and the ease of doing business in the country. The Southern African nation will offer tourist visas on arrival effective November 24, the president announced. President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who is expected to attend this weekend’s extraordinary African Union summit in Ethiopia, announced the […]

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