Voices Germany’s ‘Bild am Sonntag’ newspaper claims that President Obama knew that Ms Merkel’s phone had been tapped as early as 2010

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Letter: Plight of the Bushmen

Sir: Caitlin Davies' difficulties in Botswana, following her concern at the forced removal of the Bushmen from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), should come as no surprise to seasoned observers of Botswana ("Botswana drops case against British journalist", 26 May).

Botswana drops case against British journalist

The trial of Caitlin Davies is cancelled, but she wanted her day in court, writes Clare Garner

My daughter worked for a newspaper in Africa. She dared to tell the truth. Now she may end up behind bars

WE'VE just returned from two weeks in Botswana, lovely country, lovely people, where we were visiting Caitlin, our elder daughter. Things are not so lovely for her. On 25 May, she will appear in a court on a charge which could lead to a two-year prison sentence.

Botswana swears in third president

FESTUS Mogae was yesterday sworn in as Botswana's third president since Africa's oldest democracy gained independence three decades ago. Mr Mogae assumes power a year before his ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) faces voters in a national election.

Clinton's woes worsened by `rapist' claim

WARY OF transgressing the bounds of law and public taste, the United States media were yesterday tiptoeing around one of the most sensational accusations to have emerged from the tortuous investigation of President Bill Clinton's sex life: that in 1978, while attorney general of Arkansas, he raped a woman and resorted to bribery and threats to cover it up.

Wednesday's book: King Khama, Emperor Joe, and the Great White Queen by Neil Parsons (University of Chicago Press, pounds 15.25)

On 6 September 1895, Paddington station witnessed the arrival of a "trinity of dusky kings". Their names were Khama, Sebele and Bathoen and they had travelled from Bechuanaland. They did not come bearing gifts but to obtain a boon from the imperious

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The Nine Lives Of Naomi Mitchison by Jenni Calder Virago pounds 20

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The Nine Lives of Naomi Mitchison by Jenni Calder, Virago, pounds 20

New ivory trade condemned

The elephant conservationist Iain Douglas-Hamilton has described as dangerous a campaign by Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana to allow limited trade in ivory. Mr Douglas-Hamilton said reopening the ivory trade would send the wrong signal. Reuters - Nairobi

Africa's destiny in its own hands

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Travel: Botswana safari: wild but wonderful

Stephen Castle mixes it with lions, hyenas and hippos and manages to squeeze in high tea with some baffled Belgian tourists

Dangerous to fly over Africa, pilots are told

Airline pilots warned yesterday of an impending air disaster because of a "critical deficiency" in safety standards in most of African air space.
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