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Celebrating Botswana President’s Day

Botswana President’s Day is a one-day holiday celebrated on the third Monday of July. Until 2006, it was celebrated on the third Tuesday as well.

Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, an ex-pilot is the current president of Botswana who has been leading the country since 2008. He is popularly known as a great leader and passionate conservationist.

Interesting facts

  • He is the grandson of Sekgoma II (1869–1925), who was the paramount chief of the Bamangwato people, and the great-grandson of Khama III (1837–1923), their king; and the great-great grandson of Kgosikgolo Sekgoma I, the Chief of the Bamangwato people.
  • The name “Seretse” means “the clay that binds together”
  • The name “Seretse” was also given to his father to celebrate the reconciliation of his father and grandfather, the reconciliation that assured Seretse’s Khama’s own ascension to the throne with his aged father’s death in 1925.
  • In 1960 after their return from exile Ian Seretse Khama began his primary schooling among his own people in Serowe.
  • He did his secondary education at White Stone School in Bulawayo, in what is now Zimbabwe, and Waterford School  Swaziland, Geneva, with further studies Switzerland and Chichester, England.
  • President Ian Khama is an alumnus of Waterford Kamhlaba, a United World College in Mbabane, Swaziland.
  • He attended the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, where the British Army trains its officers.
  • He enrolled for further training at the Nigerian Police Academy at Ikeja. He also underwent flight training, in Gaborone and thereafter Antwerp, Belgium, in 1974-75.
  • He has since maintained his status as a qualified pilot.
  • He is the fourth President of Botswana.
  • He has received a number of honours and awards including the Presidential Order of Honour, Founder Officer Medal, Duty Code Order and the Distinguished Service Medal.
  • He was awarded the Conservation Award by the African Safari Club of Washington USA in 1991
  • Khama also received a Hotel and Tourism Industry Award in 1996,
  • In 2001 he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow and the Endangered Wildlife Trust Statesman Award.
  • He loves football.

#Gaberone - This is a monument to #Botswana’s 3 Chiefs who over 100 years ago worked to put this country on the road to independence. Botswana has a very interesting history and today has one of the highest standards of living as well as one of the strongest economies in Africa. #Khama #Sebele #Bathoen #3Chiefs - Pula to the people! #TheGlobalCitizen (at High Court of Botswana)

Botswana’s Three Dikgosi Monument, also known as the Three Chiefs. Cast entirely in bronze, it features Khama III of Bangwato, Sebele I of Bakwena, and Bathoen I of Bangwaketse—three tribal leaders who played instrumental roles in Botswana’s independence from the British Empire. It was built in 2005 by the North Korean firm Mansudae Overseas Projects. (CC/US Army Africa)

Zimbabweans star as Sundowns lift SA Charity Cup

Zimbabweans star as Sundowns lift SA Charity Cup

By Mthulisi Sibanda

SOUTH AFRICA – ABSA Premiership hopefuls, Mamelodi Sundowns, have won the annual Charity Showdown after a convincing victory over Ajax Cape Town.

Curthbert Malajila

The Pretoria outfit beat the youthful Cape Town side 3-1 in an exciting decider played at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, outside Pretoria on Sunday.iZimbabwean hotshot Curthbert Malajila…

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#Botswana - I only spent 7 hours on the ground in Botswana but that was long enough to check up on the #DeepVibeYouth and follow their progress. These young people really inspire me with their level of ambition and drive. Now I am back off to Johannesburg and then onward to #Nairobi #Kenya - East Africa we are on the way! #TheGlobalCitizen (at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport)

Botswana, un elefante tutto d'avorio contro il traffico di zanne

Roma, (askanews) - Una cerimonia speciale per la lotta al contrabbando delle zanne d'elefante in Africa. Una statua tutta d'avorio, un elefante composto proprio di zanne: è l'insolita scultura posta nell'atrio dell'aeroporto internazionale di Sir Seretse Khama a Gaborone in Botswana.

Dovrà servire da monito a tutti i viaggiatori, ha detto il premier del Botswana, Ian Khama, mentre il ministro dell'ambiente e del turismo ha assicurato che tutte le zanne usate per la scultura vengono da elefanti morti di morte naturale.

Il bracconaggio degli elefanti a caccia dell'avorio popolare nei paesi asiatici è un grave pericolo per l'estinzione di questa specie; secondo le cifre del governo del Botswana, fra il 2013 e il 2014 nel continente sono stati uccisi circa 20mila animali, ma in Botswana sono caduti vittima dei bracconieri solo 38 esemplari.
Botswana, un elefante d'avorio contro il traffico di zanne - VIDEO

Roma, 17 lug. (askanews) - Una cerimonia speciale per la lotta al contrabbando delle zanne d'elefante in Africa. Una statua tutta d'avorio, un elefante composto proprio di zanne: è l'insolita scultura posta nell'atrio dell'aeroporto internazionale di Sir Seretse Khama a Gaborone in Botswana.
Dovrà servire da monito a tutti i viaggiatori, ha detto il premier del Botswana, Ian Khama, mentre il ministro dell'ambiente e del turismo ha assicurato che tutte le zanne usate per la scultura vengono da elefanti morti di morte naturale.
Il bracconaggio degli elefanti a caccia dell'avorio popolare nei paesi asiatici è un grave pericolo per l'estinzione di questa specie; secondo le cifre del governo del Botswana, fra il 2013 e il 2014 nel continente sono stati uccisi circa 20mila animali, ma in Botswana sono caduti vittima dei bracconieri solo 38 esemplari.
Il video su askanews.it

#بوتسوانا / الكشف عن مجسم بحجم طبيعي لفيل تم نحته باستخدم العاج من فيلة توفيت بشكل طبيعي.


People look at a life-size ivory elephant sculpture after it was unveiled at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone, Botswana on July 16, 2015. The ivories come from elephants that died naturally. AFP

Inauguration d'une sculpture pour la sauvegarde des éléphants

Le Président du Botswana Ian Khama et des membres du gouvernement botswanais ont inauguré une sculpture d'éléphant dans l'aéroport international de Sir Seretse Khama. Pour le président, cette oeuvre symbolise la lutte du pays contre le braconnage massif des éléphants en Afrique. Durée: 01:34

terima kasih kakak kakak sudah diperbolehkan ikut nimbrung..
lain kali boleh lagi yaa 😂😂
*bukan alumni thariq tapi ikut ikutan* with Sofie, Abi, Aziz, Nisa, Gilang, Muhammad Afif, Aulia Khamas, Dhayfi, Ahmad Mahdi, and Pringgo – View on Path.