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  • 8 foreigners killed in Botswana plane crash October 18, 2011

    Gaborone: A light aircraft crashed after takeoff and burst into flames in Botswana, killing the British pilot and seven tourists from France, Sweden and Britain, a Botswana official said on Monday. The crash occurred on Friday in the southern African nation's Okavango Delta, Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Modipe Nkwe said....
  • Barack committed to Africa: Michelle Obama June 25, 2011

    Gaborone: US First Lady Michelle Obama rejected criticism that her husband's administration had not paid enough attention to Africa, saying on Friday her trip was a direct reflection of his commitment to the continent. Obama arrived in Botswana early on Friday after spending the past days in South Africa promoting health,...
  • Michelle Obama, family, meets with Nelson Mandela June 22, 2011

    Johannesburg: A healthylooking Nelson Mandela met with Michelle Obama and her daughters on Tuesday, an unexpected encounter between the first lady and the former South African president and antiapartheid icon who has largely retired from public life. A photo provided by the Nelson Mandela Foundation showed the 92yearold Mandela sitting on...
  • India elected to 47nation UNHR council May 20, 2011

    United Nations: India and 14 other countries were on Friday elected to the 47nation UN Human Rights Council, which is based in Geneva. India was not in competition for the seat since there were four countries and four seats for the Asia block. With 189 countries voting, Indonesia received 184 votes, Philippines...