Air Botswana steps up security

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As negotiations for the takeover of the national airline by a foreign power move onto a new phase, Air Botswana is stepping up security on its flights to conform to a directive from the South African Civil Aviation Authority.

The new security measures specify strictures on the carrying of liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGS). They were to be effected yesterday (Monday).

The directive says passengers on international flights out of South Africa must comply with the new controls on the "carrying on board of LAGS", which became a controversy after they were introduced in the aftermath of the bold 'terror' strikes on the US September 11, 2001.

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