Khama 59 , who has been president for four years and was vice-president for 10 years before that, has concentrated enormous power in his hands. One of his close relatives, Ramadeluka Seretse, is the minister in charge of the defence force, police, intelligence services and the law enforcement machinery. In terms of corruption, Botswana is ranked 32 out of countries by Transparency International, the highest-placed nation in Africa. South Africa is way down the list, at Khama has appointed many members of his family as well as friends to senior positions in the government and state agencies, sometimes to the detriment of good governance. The most recent case was the appointment of his younger brother, Tshekedi, as minister of wildlife, environment and tourism last month. Tshekedi is a low-profile MP who has not distinguished himself in Parliament and it is unclear what qualifications he has for the job. Throughout his presidency and much of his deputy presidency, the tourism minister has been a member of his inner circle. Parks said he was a Wilderness director and that he was invited to serve on the board in his personal capacity as an attorney.
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Formerly Bechuanaland Protectorate under the British, Botswana became independent in Bot swana means “place of Tswana” in the dominant national language Set swana , and the citizenry are called Bat swana, or Tswana people. The term Batswana, however, bears a double meaning. In government rhetoric, it refers to all citizens of Botswana. But the word also refers to ethnically “Tswana” people, as distinct from the other ethnic groups present in the country.
This double meaning allows for both the expression of strong civic national sentiments and debate about the dominance of Tswana people and ideology over the broader population. The double meaning has also permitted the fiction, widely accepted in outside reporting, that Botswana’s success as a multiparty liberal democracy is based on an ethnically homogeneous population, when abundant state resources based upon diamond mining, responsibly and equitably distributed, are the more likely source of stability.
This fiction may indeed have supported the building of an officially nonethnic, state-oriented society, but has come under sharp challenge in the s, as minority groups request the privileges of official recognition. Botswana is a landlocked and arid country. Bordering on South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Zambia, it is , square miles , square kilometers in area, about the same size as France.
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Uebert Angel Politics is taking the back seat this week as two popular prophets are hogging the limelight for all the wrong reasons. According to my assessment, at least 95 percent of these parties are not known and thus it boggles the mind as to why they are registered in the first place. No wonder some major opposition parties are of the view that these many parties are a creation of Zanu PF and meant to confuse voters.
Magaya is in court this week, facing one count of rape, unlawful termination of pregnancy and defeating the course of justice. While everyone is innocent until proven guilty, it is quite disturbing if not disappointing for someone who calls himself a man of God to be brought before courts for such offences. As they say, there is certainly no smoke without fire so Magaya must really have done something.
It is however not yet clear how the pregnancy, which resulted from the alleged rape incident was terminated.
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Drinking water from the bi bulb plant Starting a fire by hand Preparing poison arrows San man The San kinship system reflects their interdependence as traditionally small mobile foraging bands. San kinship is comparable to Eskimo kinship , with the same set of terms as in European cultures, but also uses a name rule and an age rule. The age rule resolves any confusion arising from kinship terms, as the older of two people always decides what to call the younger. Relatively few names circulate approximately 35 names per sex , and each child is named after a grandparent or another relative.
Children have no social duties besides playing, and leisure is very important to San of all ages.
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Namibia’s business dealings with North Korea Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Under a brilliant blue sky, a series of granite steps slope upwards in a wedge toward a triumphant bronze statue of an unknown soldier. In one hand the liberation-struggle soldier carries a Kalashnikov rifle. In the other, he’s throwing what looks like a Soviet-era stick grenade. The communist-style design is no coincidence.
18 Oct Draft agenda now available! On Friday, 9 November, the World Data System will organize its first international Data Repositories Day at the University of Botswana, after the close of IDW
Lisa Steyn 15 Jan A drought crisis, particularly in neighbouring countries, is bound to affect South Africa negatively, with problems ranging from food security to overloading at ports and even mass migration. On December 31, the Central Bank of Swaziland announced it would donate the equivalent of R1-million to help victims of the drought. Botswana, a water-scarce country to begin with, is facing severe water shortages. The Gaborone Dam has dried up and the water supply from a South African dam has been cut.
In Mozambique the effects of the drought saw about head of cattle dying of thirst in the second half of A cattle-farming region in Namibia has also lost hundreds of livestock because of the drought. In Ethiopia, where many households depend on subsistence farming, the national disaster prevention and preparedness committee said million people will need food aid in Zambia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe have seen the drought disrupt the hydropower supplies on which their electricity systems are reliant.
South Africa is also feeling the effects of the drought as maize harvests are expected to be significantly lower and abattoirs are full because of farmers sending animals, which they will soon struggle to feed, for slaughter. South Africa will need to import an estimated five million tonnes of maize between May this year and April , which will weigh heavily on the trade deficit.
This results in a fund with high risk levels. The fund will aim to be fully invested in equities. The fund will be managed Fieldset BIFM Balanced Prudential Fund The Fund is a balanced fund domiciled in Botswana, priced in BWP, which shall invest in listed Botswana and global equities, Botswana and global bonds, Botswana and global property, Botswana and global derivatives, and Botswana and global money market instruments and cash, which results in a fund Fieldset BIFM Pula Money Market Fund The Fund is a money market fund domiciled in Botswana, priced in Botswana Pula, which shall invest predominantly in short term yield instruments and cash, which results in a fund with low risk levels.
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Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in Africa trip-idea-blog Type: Day Trip, Extended Trip, Quick Trip, Road Trip, Weekend Trip What pictures of honeymoon readily come to your mind—thrilling wildlife safaris, from popular to less crowded and secluded breath-taking beaches; or beautiful lakes, diverse scenic natural landscapes featuring from majestic rocky mountain peaks to the deserts and islands; or is it marvellous heritage sites and enthralling sights of pyramids and more?
If your answer is yes to anyone of these, then welcome to Africa! From its countless majestic heritage sites, secluded beaches, adventurous wildlife safaris, to its vibrant and popular port cities, Africa has a plethora of diverse honeymoon destinations; so many that making a choice becomes a problem. A lot depends on the interests and preferences of the couples. However, before giving you some of the top destinations you should consider for your honeymoon, here is a piece of advice: Here is a list of our top 10 honeymoon destinations to consider: Victoria Falls If you adore nature and want to spend your honeymoon exploring its splendour, head to Zambia.
Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River.