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Francistown is the second largest city in Botswana, with a population of about 100,079 and 150,800 inhabitants for its agglomeration at the 2011 census. [1]

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Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life.

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Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.

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Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana (Lefatshe la Botswana), is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa.

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Botswana Defence Force

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) is the military of Botswana.

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Botswana Premier League

The Botswana Premier League, currently known as the BTC Premiership for sponsorship reasons, is the highest level football league in Botswana.

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Bulawayo is the second-largest city in Zimbabwe after the capital Harare, with, as of the ever disputed 2012 census, a population of 653,337 while Bulawayo Municipal records indicate a population of 1,200,750.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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Central Africa Time

Central Africa Time, or CAT, is a time zone used in central and southern Africa.

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Chicken Licken (restaurant)

Chicken Licken is a South African fast-food fried chicken restaurant chain.

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Cobalt is a chemical element with symbol Co and atomic number 27.

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Copper is a chemical element with symbol Cu (from cuprum) and atomic number 29.

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Districts of Botswana

Botswana is divided into 17 administrative districts: 10 rural districts and 7 urban districts.

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Dry season

The dry season is a yearly period of low rainfall, especially in the tropics.

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Ethnic group

An ethnic group, or an ethnicity, is a category of people who identify with each other based on similarities such as common ancestry, language, history, society, culture or nation.

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Francistown Airport

Francistown International Airport is an airport serving Francistown, Botswana.

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Francistown Stadium

Francistown Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Francistown, Botswana.

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Gaborone (English) is the capital and largest city of Botswana with a population of 231,626 based on the 2011 census, about 10% of the total population of Botswana.

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Genk is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt.

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Gold rush

A gold rush is a new discovery of gold—sometimes accompanied by other precious metals and rare earth minerals—that brings an onrush of miners seeking their fortune.

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Harare (officially named Salisbury until 1982) is the capital and most populous city of Zimbabwe.

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Ian Khama

Seretse Khama Ian Khama (or Ian a Serêtsê; born 27 February 1953) is a Motswana former military officer and retired politician who was the fourth President of the Republic of Botswana from 2008 to 2018.

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Illegal immigration

Illegal immigration is the illegal entry of a person or a group of persons across a country's border, in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destination country, with the intention to remain in the country, as well as people who remain living in another country when they do not have the legal right to do so.

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Industrial park

An industrial park (also known as industrial estate, trading estate) is an area zoned and planned for the purpose of industrial development.

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John Mackenzie School

John Mackenzie School is a historic private school situated in Francistown, Botswana.

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Kalanga people

The Kalanga, also known as the Bakalanga, Bakalaka, mainly inhabit far western Zimbabwe and northeastern Botswana.

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Karl Mauch

Karl Gottlieb Mauch (7 May 1837 – 4 April 1875) was a German explorer and geographer of Africa.

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Kasane is a town in Botswana, close to Africa's 'Four Corners', where four countries almost meet: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Kazungula is a small border town in the Southern Province of Zambia, lying on the north bank of the Zambezi River about west of Livingstone.

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Köppen climate classification

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.

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KFC, until 1991 known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is an American fast food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken.

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Lepashe River

The Lepashe River is a natural watercourse in Botswana.

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Limpopo River

The Limpopo River rises in South Africa, and flows generally eastwards to the Indian Ocean in Mozambique.

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Lobatse is a town in South-Eastern Botswana, 70 kilometres south of the capital Gaborone, situated in a valley running north towards Gaborone.

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Mater Spei College

Mater Spei College is a government-aided Catholic Institution located in Francistown, Botswana.

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Maun, Botswana

Maun is the fifth largest town in Botswana.

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Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposit.

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Nando's is an international casual dining restaurant chain originating in South Africa.

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Nata, Botswana

Nata is a village in Central District of Botswana.

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Nickel is a chemical element with symbol Ni and atomic number 28.

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Nornickel (until 2016 Norilsk Nickel, ГМК «Норильский никель») is a Russian nickel and palladium mining and smelting company.

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Northern Ndebele people

The Northern Ndebele people (amaNdebele) are a Bantu nation and ethnic group in Southern Africa, who share a common Ndebele culture and Ndebele language.

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President of Botswana

The President of the Republic of Botswana is the head of state and the head of government of Botswana, as well as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, according to the Constitution of Botswana.

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Ramokgwebana is a village in the North-East District of Botswana, close to the eastern border, which is defined by the Ramokgwebana River.

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Robert Moffat (missionary)

Robert Moffat (21 December 1795 – 9 August 1883) was a Scottish Congregationalist missionary to Africa, father-in-law of David Livingstone, and first translator of the Bible into Setswana.

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Francistown

The Catholic Church Diocese of Francistown (Dioecesis Francistaunensis) is a Catholic Church diocese located in the city of Francistown, Botswana, in the Ecclesiastical province of Pretoria in South Africa.

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Semi-arid climate

A semi-arid climate or steppe climate is the climate of a region that receives precipitation below potential evapotranspiration, but not as low as a desert climate.

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Shashe River

The Shashe River (or Shashi River) is a major left-bank tributary of the Limpopo River in Zimbabwe.

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Supa Ngwao Museum

The Supa Ngwao Museum is located in the Francistown city in Botswana.

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Tabloid (newspaper format)

A tabloid is a newspaper with a compact page size smaller than broadsheet.

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Tati African Federation Independent Club, TAFIC F.C. is a football club based in Francistown, Botswana.

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TASC FC is a football club from Botswana based in Francistown.

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Tati River

The Tati River is a river in northeast Botswana, a tributary of the Shashe River, which in turn is a tributary of the Limpopo River.

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Telephone numbers in Botswana

Fixed line numbers are seven digits long in a closed telephone numbering plan, with the geographical area being indicated by the first two or three digits.

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The Voice (Botswana)

The Voice is a print and online newspaper based in Botswana.

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A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or main stem (or parent) river or a lake.

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University of Botswana

The University of Botswana, popularly known as UB was established in 1982 as the first institution of higher education in Botswana.

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Wet season

The monsoon season, is the time of year when most of a region's average annual rainfall occurs.

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Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The capital and largest city is Harare. A country of roughly million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used. Since the 11th century, present-day Zimbabwe has been the site of several organised states and kingdoms as well as a major route for migration and trade. The British South Africa Company of Cecil Rhodes first demarcated the present territory during the 1890s; it became the self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia in 1923. In 1965, the conservative white minority government unilaterally declared independence as Rhodesia. The state endured international isolation and a 15-year guerrilla war with black nationalist forces; this culminated in a peace agreement that established universal enfranchisement and de jure sovereignty as Zimbabwe in April 1980. Zimbabwe then joined the Commonwealth of Nations, from which it was suspended in 2002 for breaches of international law by its then government and from which it withdrew from in December 2003. It is a member of the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). It was once known as the "Jewel of Africa" for its prosperity. Robert Mugabe became Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in 1980, when his ZANU-PF party won the elections following the end of white minority rule; he was the President of Zimbabwe from 1987 until his resignation in 2017. Under Mugabe's authoritarian regime, the state security apparatus dominated the country and was responsible for widespread human rights violations. Mugabe maintained the revolutionary socialist rhetoric of the Cold War era, blaming Zimbabwe's economic woes on conspiring Western capitalist countries. Contemporary African political leaders were reluctant to criticise Mugabe, who was burnished by his anti-imperialist credentials, though Archbishop Desmond Tutu called him "a cartoon figure of an archetypal African dictator". The country has been in economic decline since the 1990s, experiencing several crashes and hyperinflation along the way. On 15 November 2017, in the wake of over a year of protests against his government as well as Zimbabwe's rapidly declining economy, Mugabe was placed under house arrest by the country's national army in a coup d'état. On 19 November 2017, ZANU-PF sacked Robert Mugabe as party leader and appointed former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in his place. On 21 November 2017, Mugabe tendered his resignation prior to impeachment proceedings being completed.

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