Tag: The Guardian

Botswana faces questions over licences for fracking companies in Kalahari

| January 9, 2014

Botswana government accused of ignoring pollution risks to scarce water supplies in Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Botswana has been accused of sacrificing the Kalahari, one of the world’s most precious wildlife reserves, to commercial fracking while ignoring the concerns of …

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The great escape: European migrants fleeing the recession

| July 3, 2013

As the European economic crisis deepens, more and more people are leaving to seek a better life in emerging economies around the world. We speak to four who have moved abroad

For years Europeans have wrestled with the issue of …

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Britain planned poison gas tests in Botswana, records reveal

| June 30, 2013

Ministry of Aircraft Production tried to find isolated area for trials in 1943 but had to postpone plan as rainy season approached

Britain planned to test a very virulent type of poison gas in what is now Botswana, the colonial …

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Desert sounds – Kalahari metalheads pursue a dream

| February 11, 2013

Botswana’s heavy metal bands defy criticism – and heat – in their search for artistic freedom

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In the remorseless Kalahari heat, leather is not the most obvious choice of attire. But to a …

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HIV could spread if birth control injections increase, warn scientists

| October 4, 2011

Researchers call for new guidelines for women using family planning services in Aids-hit areas

Campaigns to increase the number of women opting for long-lasting contraceptive injections in Aids-hit parts of the developing world could be helping to spread the epidemic, …

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