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The best death metal band in Botswana

Botswana’s heavy metal scene has been covered before on photography blogs (mostly posts on the work of South African photographer Frank Marshall) and there’s a few music videos (like this one) floating around on Youtube……

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Gaborone is not a bore

Typing in ‘Gaborone’ in the New York Times search engine and taking a look at the first 21 articles makes for some curious maths. Of these first 21 pieces, 5…..

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Tell NPR There Are Women in Botswana

National Public Radio featured a piece this morning entitled “Botswana’s ‘Stunning Achievement’ Against AIDS.” The article reported Botswana’s very high rate of HIV and, equally, its remarkably thorough and effective…..

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Lucy Liu’s Safari

At the moment when Africa is once again reduced to a cesspool of panga-slashing child soldiers and the abode of the world’s most dangerous man, a vanity piece on where…..

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Hugh Masekela's football skills

This is a music break with a football reference in there. In 1984 Hugh Masekela’s single “Don’t Go Lose It Baby” (off the album “Techno Bush”) reached number two for…..

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'Africa's burgeoning middle class'

At least 313 million Africans–that’s one in three Africans–can be defined as middle class, according to the African Development Bank. If you earn between $2 and $20 a day ,…..

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Mad Max in Botswana

We already know they can play. Now there’s evidence of heavy metal fashion in Botswana, an anomaly–according to photographer Frank Marshall— in Southern Africa’s mainly white metal scene. More here and…..