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As Coronavirus fears squeeze tourism, Botswana safari industry shed jobs

By SOLOMON TJINYEKA

On a normal day, Maun International Airport, a gateway to the iconic Okavango Delta, sees hundreds of passengers, but this has changed in the past few weeks. The airport is almost deserted with only few tourists, suggesting that the Coronavirus known also as Covid-19 may be taking a bite out of the tourism sector.


BDF kills two rhino poachers

Two suspected poachers were shot and killed by Botswana Defence Force (BDF) on Sunday while tracking a rhino they had shot in Moremi Game Reserve, confirming the country’s tough anti-poaching policy.


Journalists drilled on ethical reporting, data protection

The media should abide by ethics and remain accountable to the public in the face of changing media landscape, top veteran journalists said last week.