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Africa Inter Mennonite Mission
"Organized as the Congo Inland Mission in 1912, AIMM currently has missionaries in six areas of Africa working among various ethnic and language groups." Based in Elkhart, Indiana. Describes their work in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire), Lesotho, Senegal, South Africa. Has full text articles from their journal, Messenger. http://www.aimmintl.org/home.htm
Has an e-mail list. For other Mennonite sources see: MennoLink - Mennonite Information Center - http://www.MennoLink.org/mic/menno.html
Ananzi Search Engine
Search engine which searches South African web sites. Enter a search query for Botswana or use the advanced search. By IS-Commercial of The Internet Solution Group. http://www.ananzi.co.za/
AVERT - HIV and AIDS in Africa
Extensive site. Includes statistics, personal stories, sections on Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia; each section covers "the impact of AIDS; a history of the government's response; information about funding; and accounts of prevention, treatment and care programmes." Sections on issues regarding HIV / AIDS worldwide. From AVERT, an international HIV and AIDS charity based in Horsham, UK. It operates especially in Southern Africa. [KF] http://www.avert.org/aidsinafrica.htm
Bank of Botswana
Botswana's Central Bank. Full text documents - issues of the Research Bulletin, Annual Reports, monetary policy statements, Budget Speeches, an 18 page comic book, "Money Matters" in Setswana promoting banking services. [KF] http://www.bankofbotswana.bw/
Botsnet
Internet service provider, owned by the government Botswana Telecommunications Corp. Has a directory of restaurants, events, newspapers, discussion forum, column in Setswana, kids site. The site sets cookies. [KF] http://www.botsnet.bw/
Botswana - Republic of Botswana - Government Portal
Official site of the Government. The Ministries, business/investment, economic, history, and tourism information. Directory of parastatals. Links to the Botswana Daily News. http://www.gov.bw/
Botswana - Budget Speech 1998
Full text of the 1998 Budget speech by the Vice President and Minister of Finance and Development Planning, F. G. Mogae, delivered Feb. 9, 1998.
http://www.bidpa.bw/budget98.htm
See also budget speech 1999/2000. Both are on the site of the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA).
Botswana. Central Statistics Office (Gaborone)
Has many online statistics for National Accounts, Labour Statistics, Industrial Statistics, Environmental Statistics, Trade Statistics, Agricultural Statistics, Prices, Education Statistics, Demographic Statistics, Health, Transport, Household Surveys, Population and Housing Census, the Statistics Act, Census Act, etc. [KF] http://www.cso.gov.bw/
Botswana College of Agriculture
"An Associate Institution of the University of Botswana established through Act of Parliament No. 9 of 1991." Publishes the Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. Based in Gaborone, Botswana. http://www.bca.bw/
Botswana Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (BOCONGO)
Full text documents (NGO Policy, NGO Code of Conduct, Report on declining donor support.). Key NGOs. Based in Gaborone. [KF] http://www.bocongo.bw/
Botswana Democratic Party
Political party of Botswana's President, Seretse Khama Ian Khama. http://www.bdp.org.bw/
Botswana. Department of Tourism
Everything about Botswana for the traveler. Tourism statistics, embassies & consulates, a wide selection of maps, eco-tourism / community based tourism, a brief history, reading list, etc. Large selection of computer desktop wallpapers. [KF] http://www.botswana-tourism.gov.bw/
Botswana Economic Policy Documents
The full text of government documents such as the Budgets for 1999, 1998, the Budget Review (in Adobe .pdf format, from Stockbrokers Botswana Ltd. Feb. 1998).  Hosted on the site of the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis. http://www.bidpa.bw/econ.htm#Economic
Botswana Election 1999
Official government site. Detailed results by constituency, polling district. http://www.gov.bw/elections/
Botswana Export Development and Investment Authority
Promotese investment in Botswana, technology transfer. Identifies market outlets for Botswana products. Based in Gaborone, Botswana. http://www.bedia.co.bw/
Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA)
"An autonomous non governmental research institute..." Its areas of interest are development policy analysis and capacity building. Has the full text of budget speeches, a library, BIDPA Newsletter, BIDPA Briefing, many links to Botswana sites, etc. http://www.bidpa.bw/
Botswana International Financial Services Centre
"Botswana IFSC is a government agency which was incorporated in April 2003. Its role is to establish and develop Botswana as a world-class hub to facilitate the delivery of a wide range of cross-border financial services to clients in other countries. Botswana is in mainland Africa and therefore the company is well positioned to facilitate business resulting from increasing financial flows between major industrial economies and Africa, as well as intra-African trade. The financial services must be provided to clients outside Botswana and in currencies other than the Pula." Directory of Botswana's foreign missions. The annual report and its Newsletter are online. Based in Gaborone. http://www.botswanaifsc.com/
Botswana. Ministry of Health
Full text reports such as 2005_Botswana_Sentinel_Surveillance_Report_-_FINAL20_June06.pdf, Trends in HIV Prevalence among pregnant women in Botswana 2001-2005 (3 p. PDF). Speeches, acts, health news, photographs, forum on various topics, links to Botswana government sites. http://www.moh.gov.bw/
Botswana. Ministry of Local Government
Based in Gaborone, Botswana. http://www.mlg.gov.bw/
[Botswana] National AIDS Coordinating Agency
"Formed in 1999 by a cabinet directive under the Office of the President, the National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA) is, charged with coordinating and facilitating the nation's response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic." Full text reports on-line (Botswana 2001 HIV sero-prevalence sentinel survey amongst pregnant women and men with sexually transmitted infections a technical report December 2001; Sentinel Surveillance 2003. A Technical Report, etc.). Directory of partners in Botswana (includes NGOs). http://www.naca.gov.bw/
Botswana. National Policy on Culture
Published by the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs, Dept. of Culture and Youth. 2001. Approved by Cabinet on 4th April 2002. 42 p. Full text in MS Word. Covers cultural identity, education, national heritage, gender, traditional medicine and religion, youth, performing arts, etc. In the Cultural Policies section of the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa (OCPA) website. OCPA is a partnership of the African Union, UNESCO, and Ford Foundation. [KF] http://www.imo.hr/ocpa/resources/policy.html
Botswana Online
Information for business and travel. Uses the Ananzi search engine for its news service. From Africa Informatrix Ltd. http://www.botswana-online.com/
Botswana. Public Procurement & Asset Disposal Board
"PPADB) was established by an Act of Parliament as a parastatal authority, accounting to the Ministry of Finance & Development Planning responsible for the coordination and management of prudent procurement of works, supplies and services for Government, and the disposal of public assets." Lists tender awards. Based in Gaborone. http://www.ppadb.co.bw/
Botswana Society (Gaborone)
"The Botswana Society, established in 1968, is an independent organization dedicated to the preservation of Botswana's culture and heritage. " Lists their publications including Botswana Notes and Records. http://www.botsoc.org.bw/
Botswana Society (UK)
"a voluntary organisation set up in 1961 by British friends of Botswana with the help and encouragement of the Botswana High Commissioner in the United Kingdom. Its objects are to encourage and strengthen ties between Britain and Botswana and to foster friendship and a better understanding..." http://www.ukbotswanasociety.cwc.net/
Botswana Stock Exchange
Information on the Botswana stock exchange from MBendi Information Services, a South African consulting group. Has a country profile and information on industries http://mbendi.co.za/exbo.htm
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation
The government telecommunications company. Has a business directory database and a residential directory, tariffs for services, statistics, Y2K readiness, etc. http://www.btc.bw/
Botswana Tourism Board
Hotels by rating, travel agent lists, tour operators, embassies and consulates, maps, photographs, news, events. Includes a company offering The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency tours and The Mma Ramotswe Tours. [KF] http://www.botswanatourism.co.bw/
Botswana Training Authority
BOTA is a parastatal. "The Botswana Training Authority was established in January 2000 through the Vocational Training Act No. 22 of 1998." Monitors and evaluates vocational training. Lists accredited institutions. http://www.bota.org.bw/
Botswana Vision 2016
"Vision 2016 is Botswana’s strategy to propel its socio-economic and political development into a competitive, winning and prosperous nation." Full text documents, some in both Setswana and English. http://www.vision2016.co.bw/
Botswanacraft Marketing (Gaborone, Botswana)
Wholesale and export of crafts from Botswana produced in rural handicraft industries. Sells beautiful hand made baskets and Bushman or San crafts. Has a basket exhibition, information on the crafters. Also sells wildlife videos, San music cassettes, wood and wire push toys including wire bicycles. [KF] http://www.botswanacraft.bw/
British Columbia Govt. - Commonwealth Pages
General information on Botswana prepared for the 1994 Commonwealth Games, includes the national anthem. http://www.tbc.gov.bc.ca/cwgames/country/Botswana/botswana.html
Braby's Directories Southern Africa
Business directories for South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Seychelles, Botswana, Mauritius, Angola. Also has medical directories. Not much here yet as of Aug. '96. http://www.brabys.co.za
Capital Group
"one of the leading securities houses in Botswana.We offer a complete range of services for all your financial needs, ..." Provides Private & institutional stockbroking on the Botswana Stock Exchange, Corporate finance and M&Am Structured finance and bond issues. http://www.capital.bw/
CIIMDA, Centre for Indigenous African Instrumental Music and Dance Practices
Offers classrom dance, instrumental courses in SADC countries (Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zambia), works with government Ministries. Publishes books. Based in Pretoria, South Africa. http://www.ciimda.org/
Clifton School
"founded in 1984 as an independent co-educational school." Offers classes to Standard 7. "welcomes children from all faiths, but has a strong Christian ethic. "Photos of school events. Based in Francistown, Botswana. [KF] http://www.clifton.ac.bw/Clifton%20website/
Community Based Natural Resource Management Support Programme in Botswana
A conservation and rural development strategy whereby local communities can have direct control over the utilisation and benefits of natural resources (wildlife, forest products). A joint initiative by SNV-Netherlands Development Organisation and IUCN - The World Conservation Union. Full text reports online - topics include community based tourism, gender, etc. "CBNRM activities have provided an opportunity for the Basarwa, who have been largely displaced from the land they once lived on and could exploit freely, to obtain a degree of legal tenure and utilisation rights." Based in Gaborone, Botswana. [KF] http://www.cbnrm.bw/
Discover Botswana
"The Discover Botswana website incorporates the second edition of Discover Botswana magazine and the first edition of Investors' Guide to Botswana." Information for investors, travelers, a directory of businesses, government bodies, financial institutions of interest to investors and tourists. Info on Botswana including holidays, map showing game parks. Offices in Gaborone and London. http://www.discover-botswana.com
DITSHWANELO - The Botswana Centre for Human Rights
"locally based advocacy organisation,...founded in 1993.....seeks to educate, research, counsel and mediate on human rights issues, with particular reference to people who are marginalised and disempowered." Concerned with Indigenous Peoples/The Basarwa (San), death penalty, HIV / AIDS, domestic workers, legal aid, refugees, Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals of Botswana. Based in Gaborone, Botswana. http://www.ditshwanelo.org.bw/
Duncombe, Richard and Richard Heeks - "Information, ICTs and Small Enterprise: Lessons from Botswana"
"summarises interim findings from a research project in Botswana about the information systems and information needs of small enterprises. It also presents recommendations on ICT use in small enterprises." Includes an educators' guide to student questions. (Univ. of Manchester. Institute for Development Policy and Management. Development Informatics: Working Papers, No. 7/1999). http://www.man.ac.uk/idpm/di_wp7.htm
Electronic School Book - Southern Africa
Seems to be very complete. Has a list of email addresses of Southern African schools, (including schools from Botswana, Malawi, and Swaziland), compiled by Tim Bouwer. The list is also posted monthly to the newsgroup za.schools.  http://www.school.za/tes/
Energy and Botswana
Annotated guide to Internet sites with energy related information about Botswana. Covers electricity, solar energy, wind energy, organisations. Maintained by Wim Klunne, who is a Biomass and rural energy modelling specialist and independent consultant in energy and development in the Netherlands. http://www.geocities.com/wim_klunne/botswana/energy.html
EnviroLink
A non-profit on-line environmental information resource. Has an e-magazine, One World (based in Austin, Texas) with articles on the Kalahari Desert (excerpts from The Harmless People by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas).  http://www.envirolink.org/
Essick, Peter
10 photographs of Botswana, no captions, by Peter Essick. Located on the site of photo agency, Aurora & Quanta Productions. The agency, founded by Jose Azel and Robert Caputo, sells photographs of international photojournalists. [KF] http://arc.auroraquanta.com/photos/cgi-bin/photolist.cgi?dt=5&st=Member
Ethnologue - Languages of the World
An electronic version of the 13th edition of the book, edited by Barbara F. Grimes, published by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (Dallas, Texas, 1996). A catalogue of languages spoken in Botswana and other countries. Has a language name index and language family index. http://www.sil.org/ethnologue/countries/Bots.html
Francistown News & Reviews (Francistown, Botswana)
Has classified ads (accommodations, cars, etc.), sports scores, Footrot Flats which are cartoons. http://www.ibis.bw/~fnr/
Gabriel, Miles - Botswana's Livestock Sector and its Impacts on the Environment
Gabriel's B.Sc. project for the University of Sunderland, School of Environment. 97 pages in MS Word format, 1995. "...research was conducted mostly in Botswana" and includes interviews and site visits. http://mscgis.geog.le.ac.uk/97-meg6/Publications/Index.html
Hyatt, Stanley Portal - "The Northward Trek" (London : A. Melrose, 1909)
The full text of Hyatt's 309 page book "The northward trek." Includes some of the book's photographs, two maps (1888, 1890). Hyatt favored a British South Africa. Discusses Bechuanaland, attitudes towards Africans, missionaries, John Mackenzie, Cecil Rhodes, Lobengula, Umzilakazi, Khama, Portugal, Mozambique, Gungunhana, etc. The Appendices include the 1891 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty, Ordinances made by the British South Africa Company, 1889 Message to Lobengula, the 1889 Charter of the British South Africa Company. Site maintained by Ronald J. Wilson. http://www.geocities.com/~portal-hyatt/nwtrek/tnt_intro.htm
Info Botswana Internet Services (IBIS)
Internet service provider and web site design and hosting. Has links to many Botswana web sites. http://www.info.bw/index.shtml
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) - Report on Botswana from the Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights (1999)
In English, French, Spanish. Use the Search box to locate additional Botswana information. http://www2.icftu.org/displaydocument.asp?Index=991017003&Language=EN
International Monetary Fund - Botswana and the IMF
Full text reports on foreign investment, heath care, Statistical Appendices, etc. http://www.imf.org/external/country/BWA/index.htm
Internet Service Providers - Mike Jensen
Excellent site on the internet and telecommunications in Botswana.  Has internet connectivity maps and links to related web sites. http://demiurge.wn.apc.org/africa/index.html
Kyoto University. Center for African Area Studies (CAAS). AFlora on the Web
"database of traditional plant utilization in Africa. Created by AFlora Committee, since 1998." Information on use of the plants for food and medicine, for ritual and other spiritual purposes and use in the oral tradition of songs and proverbs. Data comes from Kenya, Congo, Botswana. "... more than 10,000 records of useful plants in Africa are stored in terms of usage, vernacular name, ritual meanings, etc. There is also a collection of African insects and plant specimens available to researchers." http://130.54.103.36/aflora.nsf
Lonker, Steve
Lonker a graphic and web site designer worked as a geologist in Zimbabwe. His site includes images of San (Bushman) rock art, African art in general, and accounts of his travels, from February 1994 to December 1995, in Zimbabawe, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and Namibia. Also gardening (growing Southern African plants) and birds of Southern Africa. See the site map. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland. [KF] http://www.lonker.net
Mega Internet
Botswana internet service provider. http://www.mega.bw/
Miss Universe
Mpule Kwelagobe from Botswana is Miss Universe of 1999. Includes a biography. http://www.missuniverse.com/
Site about beauty pageants in general with some comments - http://www.tftj.com/miss/univ00.htm
National Development Bank
"National Development Bank was established by the Government of Botswana to operate as a development financial institution. Its objectives lies in providing a wide range of loan services to Botswana's business sector and aiming to earn satisfatory returns on shareholder's funds." Based in Gaborone, Botswana. http://www.ndb.bw/
National Geographic - In Search of Human Origins
A team from the U.S., Botswana, and South Africa hunt for fossils in Botswana, Sept.-Oct. 1998. How to interpret findings, why is Africa a hotspot for hominid development, classroom ideas for K-12, links to related sites. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/outpost/
Network Startup Resource Center
Information on the internet and networking in Botswana. Has full text documents providing a history of the internet in Botswana. NSRC, run by Randy Bush, John Klensin, Steven Huter, Michael Downhill, is a major site for information on e-mail and electronic networking in Africahttp://www.nsrc.org/
Official SADC Trade, Industry & Investment Review
Country profiles on Botswana. Covers the economy, environment, labor, culture, tourism, trade fairs. Published by Southern African Marketing Company Ltd (Gaborone, Botswana) in assoc. with the SADC Secretariat. [KF] http://www.sadcreview.com/
Ohio University Libraries
The library is a depository for Botswana publications (from 1990). The library has an African Studies site with information on the library's Botswna publications program. Has a list of Africa-Related Microforms in the Ohio University Libraries; including many archival collections on film. Search their web-based online catalog, ALICE.
http://www.library.ohiou.edu/subjects/afrsub.htm
Okacom. Permanent Okavango River Basin Commission
"...an initiative of the three Okavango River Basin states, Angola, Botswana and Namibia. The Commission has the functions of advising the governments on the sustainable development of the basin and of co-ordinating investigations and research activities." Mainly photographs. http://www.iwwn.com.na/namibianet/okacom/
Okavango
National Geographic site, with an unfortunate sub-title, on animals of the Okavango region, designed for K-12. Slow-loading pages. Useful links to related wildlife sites. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/okavango/
The Okavango Delta Peoples of Botswana - John Bock
Site on the Bugakwe, Dxeriku, Hambukushu, Wayeyi, and Xanekwe Peoples. Extensive links to related sites, photographs, etc.  Has the full text of Bock's, "Economic Development and Cultural Change among the Okavango Delta Peoples of Botswana." Dr. Bock is the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Health Transition Centre, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University.

Bock writes - "Through the 1990's I have been conducting research on family composition, children's activities and socialization into systems of learning and knowledge, traditional and modern economic patterns, and the effects of economic development and integration into national level political, economic, and social institutions among people from all five ethnic groups in two villages. http://www.mindspring.com/~johnbock

Okavango Wildlife Society
A South African organization concerned with the conservation of the Okavango Delta including the Kalahari Desert and Chobe National Park. Has information on its campaign to protect the Delta, a brief annotated bibliography, and extensive links to other African wildlife web sites. Pages maintained by Paal Skjetne who incidentally has a page of photographs from Africa.
http://www.stud.ntnu.no/~skjetnep/owls.html
Peace, Conflict and Development (Bradford, U.K.)
An interdisciplinary electronic journal based at the Department of Peace Studies, University of
Bradford, UK. The journal aims to publish "high-quality work by doctoral students and others working in the field of Conflict and Peace Studies." Articles include, in Issue One, June 2002 -

Democracy, Governance and Conflict in Burundi, by Rockfeler P. Herisse and
Educating For Peace: Politics and Human Rights in Botswana, by Connie Scanlon. [KF] http://www.peacestudiesjournal.org.uk/
Reservations Hotline Online - Southern Africa
A professional conference organizer covering South Africa, also Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe. Have their own travel agency. Listing of conference venues (including hotels, resorts) giving no. of accomodations, seating capacity, floor dimensions, lighting, etc. Includes photographs. Designed for the business customer. http://www.reshotline.co.za/
SAIMMIG.CALS - Southern African Migration Discussion Group
Discussion email list started by Jonathan Klaaren, while at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, Univ. of the Witwatersrand, on legal and policy issues related to Southern African migration/immigration. To subscribe send email to: listproc@demiurge.wn.apc.org
In the message area put: subscribe saimmig.cals
Or send email to: jonathan.klaaren@yale.edu
Schuler, Kurt, Dennis R. Sheets, David W. Weig - Money Markets in Selected Southern African Countries
Covers Botswana financial markets, payments system, scope for technical assistance, lessons learned. Harvard Institute for International Development, CAER II Project. Discussion paper 20. Nov. 1997, 47 pp. Also in Adobe .pdf format.http://www.hiid.harvard.edu/projects/caer/papers/paper20.html
Standard Bank of South Africa
Has country profiles for Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Publishes a Foreign Trade Bulletin (for $85 per yr.). Has a report by bank staff members, in .zip form (217K in Word) "Guide to Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa". [KF]  http://www.sbic.co.za
Stockbrokers Botswana
Has some full text documents in Adobe .pdf format or MS Word format. http://www.stockbrokers-botswana.co.bw/
Survival International - Campaign for the Bushmen of Botswana
"Survival is lobbying for respect for the human and land rights of all Bushman peoples across southern Africa. In particular, Survival is campaigning with the Gana and Gwi Bushmen in Botswana, calling for them to be allowed home, for recognition of their land rights in accordance with international law, and for their right to live as they choose." Has a campaign against De Beers London store. Interviews, video clips, news articles. See article in the New York Times, Nov. 21, 2002, Bumpy Start for De Beers's Retail Diamond Venture, p. W1. [KF] http://www.survival-international.org/bushman.htm
Titlestad, Michael, "Seeing Things Differently, Four Years of Teaching English in Botswana."
From scrutiny 2, Issues in english studies in southern africa (1996, V. 1, No. 1/2) a journal from the Department of English, Univ. of South Africa, Pretoria. http://www.unisa.ac.za/dept/press/scrutiny/article/art6.html
Travel Sites
Bushtracks African Expeditions, Inc.
Based in Menlo Park, California offers big game and cultural safaris to Southern and East Africa. Has custom-designed tours and scheduled tours to Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe by private train and air (DC4). http://www.bushtracks.com
Cape to Cairo: African Business and Adventure Travel
Operated by Barbara Levedahl, a South African living in Washington, D.C. Offers personalized, specialized trips to Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Arranges business conferences. Has some travel stories. http://www.capecairo.com
Travel Southern Africa - The complete travel guide.
Mainly information for South Africa but includes Botswana. Its Southern African Travel News has excerpts from Business Day newspaper on the tourism industry. Information for game parks, climate, public holidays, distances between major cities, a glossary of, mainly, Afrikaans common words, hotels ( and a discount offer for a hotel booked thru the internet). http://www.travel.co.za/
United Nations Development Programme - Botswana
Projects such as the HIV/AIDS Programme. [KF] http://www.unbotswana.org.bw/undp/
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, UNICRI
Has the full text of Crime in Southern Africa: Towards the Year 2000, Summary Proceedings of a Regional Training Workshop, (Issues and Report, No. 7/8, 1997, 29 pp. Most participants were from Botswana. http://www.unicri.it/html/issues___reports_no__7_8.htm
United Nations. ReliefWeb
You'll have to use the sites Search facility and put in Botswana to locate information. Managed by the UN Dept. of Humanitarian Affairs.
http://www.reliefweb.int
United States. Census Bureau. Census Dates for Countries and Areas of Africa: 1945 to 2004
http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/cendates/cenafric.html
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members - Botswana
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/world-leaders-1/world-leaders-b/botswana.html
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook
Information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense, etc. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bc.html
U.S. Department of State. Key Officers of Foreign Service Posts
List of U. S. Embassy staff, the Embassy address, phone and fax numbers. 62 pages in PDF. http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/82081.pdf
U.S. Department of State. Report on Human Rights Practices - Botswana.
2010 Report, 2009 Report, 2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report, 1997 Report, 1996 Report, 1993-1995 Reports. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/hr/
United States Diplomatic Mission to Botswana
Has "Botswana and the United States: Together Against HIV / AIDS, Terrorism - By U.S. Ambassador John E. Lange," information on Fulbright and Humphrey fellowships in Botswana, Ambassador's biography, information for US travelers to Botswana, Botswana and U.S. holidays, links to Botswana sites, etc. http://usembassy.state.gov/botswana/
University of Botswana
Includes campus maps, facts, the UB Newsletter, the Library, the Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre, links to Botswana sites. http://www.ub.bw/
University of Botswana. English Department. Language, Literature and the Discourse of HIV/AIDS in Africa, Conference, June 24-28, 2002, Gaborone
Includes a page about Botswana in general. http://bwenglish.tripod.com/
University of Botswana. History Department
Has a history of Botswana by Prof. Neil Parsons and comments on other Botswana web sites. Lists faculty, courses, publications including the journal, Pula with an index to contents. Has a list of B.A. and M.A. theses in history & archeology from 1976 + http://www.ub.bw/departments/humanities/history_mission.html
University of Botswana. History Department. El Negro of Banyoles
" 'El Negro of Banyoles' is the name given to a stuffed human body that was displayed at the Francesc Darder Museum of Natural History in Banyoles, Spain, between 1916 and 1997. It was removed after protests by Africans and people of African ancestry, which began around the time of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. The body was eventually repatriated to Africa, and was re-buried in Gaborone, capital of Botswana, on October 5, 2000." http://ubh.tripod.com/afhist/elnegro/eln0.htm
University of  Botswana. History Department. Subject Index and Checklist of History and Archaeology Dissertations and Research Essays Submitted at the University of Botswana, 1976-1998
Lists four M.A. dissertations and 222 B.A. research essays. http://ubh.tripod.com/ac/studrp.htm
University of Botswana Library (Gaborone)
Has an online catalog. The Botswana Collection, in Special Collections, is a legal deposit library. As such it is "required by law to collect and house at least one copy of every document published in Botswana including Government publications." Special Collections also acquires SADC publications. Has the full text of older issues of the Botswana Collection Newsletter which lists additions to the collection. The Library Director is H. K. Raseroka. [KF] http://www.ub.bw/library/public_html/
University of Botswana. The Schapera Project
Contains Report of workshop: Recovering the legacy of Isaac Schapera. Full text reports: Black Prince:
A Biography of Tshekedi Khama 1905-1959
, by Michael Crowder (1988), Glimpses of Bechuana Life
(May 1890) by E.P. Mathers, edited by Neil Parsons, and Isaac Schapera: A Bibliography, Compiled by Suzette Heald. Based at the University of Botswana. [KF] http://www.thuto.org/schapera/index.html
University of Pennsylvania - Botswana Page
U.S. C.I.A maps, embassies, travel, etc. for each African country. Created by Julie Sisskind, now maintained by Ali Dinar. UPenn's vast African studies web site has a keyword search engine. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Country_Specific/Botswana.html
Working Group of Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa, WIMSA
NGO working to help the San, who are "sometimes still referred to as ‘Bushmen'". Concerns the San living in Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, and Angola. Free on-line publications - intellectual property rights, education, youth, cultural rights, annual reports. Links to related sites. Based in Windhoek, Namibia. http://www.wimsanet.org/
World Bank Group - Botswana
Country brief, press releases, statistics , many full text reports http://web.worldbank.org
World Health Organization. Traditional Medicine Strategy
"up to 80% of people in the south use it as part of primary health care. The situation has given rise to concerns among health practitioners and consumers on the issue of safety, above all, but also on questions of policy, regulation, evidence, biodiversity and preservation and protection of traditional knowledge." WHo released 'a global plan..... The strategy provides a framework for policy to assist countries to regulate traditional or complementary/alternative medicine (TM/CAM) to make its use safer, more accessible to their populations and sustainable."

Has full text reports such as -
Report of the Consultation on AIDS and Traditional Medicine: Prospects for Involving Traditional Health Practitioners (Francistown, Botswana, 23-27 July 1990), WHO/TRM/GPA/90.1, WHO Geneva, 1990 (full text in Adobe PDF with profiles on Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe). [KF] http://www.who.int/medicines/organization/trm/orgtrmmain.shtml
Zambezi Society (Harare)
"conservation group devoted solely to looking after the Zambezi, the finest and wildest river in Africa." Projects include biodiversity in Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, elephant research, black rhino protection, eco-tourism, Victoria Falls environmental problems. Has photographs, publications list, a map. [KF] http://www.zamsoc.org/



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