Angola prepares red carpet for Botswana's elephants

The Culto Lake in the Angolan highlands is one of the Okavango Delta's sources and a potential rich habitat for elephants PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
The Culto Lake in the Angolan highlands is one of the Okavango Delta's sources and a potential rich habitat for elephants PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

President Mokgweetsi Masisi is due in Angola soon for further discussions on how the formerly war-torn country can help ease Botswana’s elephant overpopulation. Angola, meanwhile, has set aside US$60 million to clear a “Garden of Eden” in a landmine-ridden region. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI writes

President Masisi is planning a two-day visit to Angola soon to meet his counterpart, João Lourenço on the touchy issue of elephant overpopulation in Botswana.

Angola is part of the Kavango–Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) whose four other members, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe are grappling with high elephant numbers and human wildlife conflict.

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This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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