library tile Botswana
Alphabetical List of Links by Subject

AfricaFocus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent collection of digitized visual images and sounds of Africa; 3000 slides, 500 photographs, 50 hours of sound---for Botswana, click on Search Atlas, then click on Botswana (just north of South Africa) page on Botswana includes pages on agriculture, culture, education, health, news, security, tourism, economy, human rights, politics, and sports
Botswana Currency Exchange Rate 1 pula = $0.16 US; 6 pulas = $1.00 US
Botswana, Exploring Geographia; basic information
Botswana Gazette news
Botswana News from All Africa
CIA World Factbook on Botswana
Gabz FM Botswana radio station
Government of Botswana
Languages of Botswana
Lonely Planet: Botswana basic information, map, slideshow
Map of Botswana
Nata Village Clinic, Botswana
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith; reviews at
Travel Adviseries for Botswana from the US Department of State

Last Bushmen forced out of Kalahari reserve

"All but a few of the Bushmen living in Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve have been removed from their homes in the past two weeks in what spokesmen for the communities describe as a final push by the government to end human habitation there after tens of thousands of years.

"The First People of the Kalahari, an activist group, said that Bushmen villages had been cut off from their main sources of food and water and outsiders had been prohibited from entering to provide relief for the past six weeks.

"The group said a heavy contingent of police, military and park rangers trucked out about 40 people--most of the remaining residents--at gunpoint earlier this month...

"Government officials have long sought to drive the Bushmen from the game reserve, saying their increasingly sedentary life style, which includes keeping domestic animals and using motorised vehicles, makes them incompatible with a park for wild animals. The Kalahari reserve, which is larger than Switzerland, is a major tourist attraction" (Craig Timberg. "Ancient tribe driven from land." Guardian Weekly, Sep. 30: 31).

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