Botswana's Elections and the Use of Social Media

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Global Voices Online is reporting how social media is playing a role in the latest parliamentary and council elections in Botswana. While they note that their use of social media tools is behind countries like Nigeria, Uganda, or South Africa, there are promising signs that individuals like journalists and students are using such tools to monitor and report on the ongoing elections. One blogger in particular, Patricia Maganu, notes that: read more.

Conquering a Cruel Continent for a Cause

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David Barnard has completed six of these grueling races: The Kalahari Desert in Botswana and South Africa (its name is derived from a Tswana word meaning "the great thirst").

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Nata Village Blog

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Nata is a village of 5,000 people in Botswana. Botswana has the second highest HIV infection rate in Africa. Last month Nancy White wrote a post about a very cool fundraising blog, the Nata Village blog , that I want to share with you.

Empowering Refugees: Interview with Kjerstin Erickson of FORGE

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The first opportunity that I had to go back was to work in a refugee camp in Botswana. Kjerstin Erickson is one of those people "shiny" people who lights up a room.

Empowering Women Citizen Journalists: An Interview with Cristi Hegranes

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We are also in discussions in Peru, in Burkina Faso, and in Botswana as well. "Now, 18 months later, all of Juana's children are in school.