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2014-02-24 12:32:11

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today recognised the governments of Botswana, Lebanon, Spain and the United Arab Emirates at the mobile industry's prestigious Government Mobile Excellence Awards, which honour governments' significant achievements in driving the growth and socio-economic impact of the mobile industry in their respective countries. This year, the Government Mobile Excellence Awards have been expanded to include four categories: Government...

2014-01-03 04:20:17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, today announces the extension of its existing 70 megawatt diesel power module contract in Botswana, for a further 12-month period. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120207/FL48583LOGO) APR Energy has successfully supported the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), the national electric utility, through the provision of its turnkey diesel power modules since late 2009,...

2013-12-18 16:21:19

LONDON, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Production and Investment Forecast in Southern Africa's Coal Mining IndustryIncreasing Regional and Global Demand for Energy will Stimulate Coal Production in Southern AfricaThis research service provides detailed and up-to-date market intelligence on the production and investment trends in the coal mining industry in Southern Africa. The Southern African region is the largest coal...

2013-12-10 23:20:42

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Africa - Mobile Voice Market and Major Network Operators. London (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Market penetration to reach 60% among Africas one billion people in 2012 Mobile phones represent more than 90% of all telephone lines in Africa. Market penetration passed the 50% mark in 2010 and is expected to reach 60% in 2012. Subscriber growth across the continent has slowed to around 17% p.a, but several individual markets are still...

2013-12-04 08:25:41

Allen-led Great Elephant Census, largest pan-Africa aerial survey since 1970s, will generate data critical to species' survival GABORONE, Botswana, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to the highest rate of elephant mortality in history, investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen is advancing a major elephant conservation initiative in Africa to provide new information critical to the species' future survival. The Allen-led Great Elephant Census is the largest pan-Africa aerial...

2013-11-27 13:22:49

Long-term (24-month) supplementation with multivitamins plus selenium for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients in Botswana in the early stages of disease who had not received antiretroviral therapy delayed time to HIV disease progression, was safe and reduced the risk of immune decline and illness, according to a study appearing in the November 27 issue of JAMA. "Micronutrient deficiencies, known to influence immune function, are prevalent even before the development of...

2013-11-13 23:19:54

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Production and Investment Forecast in Southern Africa’s Coal Mining Industry. London (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Increasing Regional and Global Demand for Energy will Stimulate Coal Production in Southern Africa This research service provides detailed and up-to-date market intelligence on the production and investment trends in the coal mining industry in Southern Africa. The Southern African region is the largest coal producing...

2013-10-29 23:31:06

This photo competition is an industry first, with two ways to win—a judged vote from a panel of wildlife photography experts, and a people’s choice popular vote. The contest is free to enter, and the prizes, valued at over $42,000, include all-expense-paid safaris for two, including airfare from NYC or Washington, DC to Wilderness camps in Botswana or Namibia, plus B&H Gift cards valued at $500.00. NYC, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 B&H Photo Video and Wilderness Trust announce...

2013-08-15 23:19:50

A Reign Supreme is available in print and eBook for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iBooks, Kobo Books, Google Play and Sony Reader Store. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Inspired by a trip to South Africa and Botswana, Richard Crystal’s debut novel weaves a compelling story of contemporary moral imperatives conceived during Obama’s victorious election as America’s first black President. Themes of corporate malfeasance and exploitation are uncovered when a...

2013-08-01 23:04:45

Mining, Finance, Insurance, Agriculture, Travel and Tourism and the inevitable role of Technology are the focus of the Botswana 200 Business Assembly set to take place in Gaborone, Botswana this October. Gaborone, Botswana (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 The African network agency Brand Africa Global, is set to draw global attention to Southern Africa as it works towards the launch of its global African identity african.iam, nothing ordinary alongside its “200 Market” concept at the...


Latest Botswana Reference Libraries

Common Tsessebe, Damaliscus lunatus
2012-09-07 14:27:17

The common tsessebe (Damaliscus lunatus), also known as the sassaby, is most closely related to the bontebok and the topi, which share its genus. The common tsessebe is classified within the subfamily Alcelaphinae, which holds five species, and these are placed within the Bovidae family. It is most commonly found in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, although it once had a larger range across Africa. It prefers a habitat within open plains, grasslands, and slightly wooded...

Cape Ground Squirrel, Xerus inauris
2012-06-18 16:30:51

The Cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris) is native to southern areas of Africa. Its range includes South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia, although it does not occur in coastal areas of this region. In Botswana, it occurs in southwestern Kalahari, and in South Africa, it occurs in south and south central areas. The name of the Cape ground squirrel is misleading, as its range is much larger than the name suggests. It is thought that the name was used in order to distinguish the species from the...

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2007-10-23 13:55:53

The Sitatunga or Marshbuck (Tragelaphus spekeii), is a swamp-dwelling antelope found throughout Central Africa centering on the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Botswana and in Zambia. Sitatunga live in papyrus swamps and are very good swimmers. They may take to the water to evade predators such as leopards or wild dogs, lying submerged in pools with only their nostrils above the surface. The Sitatunga stands about 59 inches at the shoulder. They have a water-proof coat which is dark...

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2007-10-23 13:48:48

The Lechwe (Kobus leche), is a species of antelope found in Okavango Delta of Botswana, the Kafue Flats and Bangweulu Swamps of Zambia, and the very southeast of Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lechwe are found in marshy areas where they eat aquatic plants. They use the knee-deep water as protection from predators. Their legs are covered with water repelling substance allowing them to run quite fast in the knee-deep water. Lechwe stand 35.5 to 39.5 inches at the shoulder and weigh from...

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2007-01-19 19:26:46

The yellow mongoose is a small mammal averaging about 1 lb (1/2 kg) in weight and about 20 in (500 mm) in length. A member of the mongoose family, it lives in open country. It resides from semi-desert scrubland to grasslands in Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. There are as many as twelve subspecies of yellow mongoose. In general, the yellow mongoose has lighter highlights on the underbelly and chin, a bushy tail. Southern yellow mongooses are larger. They have...

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