Botswana. At the beginning of the year, Botswana border control against Zimbabwe sharpened the fear of a stream of illegal immigrants, after a large number of opposition groups were arrested in neighboring countries following protests against the Mugabe regime. Relations between Botswana and Zimbabwe have deteriorated since the Botswana government began building an electrified fence along the border. Officially, the 50-mile-long fence will prevent the spread of foot-and-mouth disease, but Zimbabwe sees it as a way to stop them from fleeing to Botswana. Over 56,000 Zimbabweans who crossed the border were deported from Botswana in 2006.
According to CountryAAH, Gaborone is the capital city of Botswana. Botswana and Mauritius were the only African countries during the year on Transparency International’s top 50 list of the world’s least corrupt countries. They also had Africa’s most liberal economies according to the Heritage Foundation’s index. Botswana also came in third in a list of good political leadership and governance in Africa, compiled by experts at Harvard University in the United States.
In April, the government decided to require a visa from a number of foreign journalists, human rights activists and academics. One of the journalists found that it was mainly about people who were interested in the conditions of the Bushmen in Botswana. In 2006, a court ruled that a group of bushmen in Kalahari had been illegally driven from their traditional settlements. During the year, police and gamekeepers were accused of torturing a large number of bushmen arrested for hunting. According to human rights activists, the intention is to terrorize the Bushmen so that they dare not return to their original settlements, where it is considered that the government is planning mining.
Energy crisis in the surrounding countries of southern Africa increased interest in Botswana’s large reserves of coal during the year. South Africa will benefit most from a Botswana project where a power plant next to the large coal mine Mmamabula in south-eastern Botswana is expected to generate 2,400 megawatts fully developed.
In the border area between Botswana, Angola, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the world’s largest wildlife park Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Park is planned, which is estimated to cost $ 100 million to prepare.
Botswana weather in March, April and May
Average daily temperatures between 25 ° C and 32 ° C can be expected over the next three months. In Tshabong it gets warmest in March, but May is noticeably cooler.
In March it rains depending on the region of 5 (Tshabong) to 7 days (Maun), in April at about 3 days and in May at 1 (Maun) to 2 days (Tshabong).
In the period from March to May the sun shines on average between 8 and 10 hours a day. The sunniest weather in Maun is in May, but with less sun you will have to get by in March.