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Gaborone

(gäbərō`nē), city (1992 est. pop. 140,000), capital of Botswana. It is located on the country's major railroad line and has a small international airport. The city is the country's administrative center. Nearby manganese and asbestos mines have led to increased industrial expansion, and diamonds are processed, sorted, and traded. The city was founded c.1890 by Gaborone Matlapin, an African chief, and was known as Gaberones. In 1965 it replaced what is now MahikengMahikeng,
formerly Mafikeng
or Mafeking
, city (2011 pop. 290,269), capital of North West prov., N central South Africa, near the border of Botswana. It is the market for the surrounding cattle-raising and dairy-farming area and is an important railroad depot.
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, South Africa, as capital of the Bechuanaland Protectorate; it remained the capital when Bechuanaland became independent as Botswana in 1966, and received its present name in 1969. The South African Development Community (SADC) makes its headquarters in Gaborone; the organization was formed in 1980 in order to increase economic cooperation among its members and reduce dependence on South Africa. Gaborone is the seat of the Univ. of Botswana (1971).

Gaborone

the capital of Botswana (since 1964), in the extreme southeast. Pop.: 186 007 (2001)
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The District Commissioner at Gaberones reported in March 1942:
Meeting of chiefs and Resident commissioner, Gaberones, 20 June 1941.
In common with every African country the people just love football and I'm off to watch Gaberone United play in the Premier League today.
The collection of papers in this special edition of JACYL has its origins in the first conference on the Research and Study of Children's Literature in Africa, held in June 2002, in Gaberone, Botswana.
The eleven papers in this volume include nine which were originally presented at the 2002 Gaberone conference, and two papers which were subsequently commissioned by the editors.
Once again we are transported to Gaberone, capital of Botswana, and enter the world of Mma Ramotswe and her friends.
Botswana," he told cheering crowds in the capital city of Gaberone, "holds the promise of a new Africa.
Prior to that, she worked in neuropsychological research at Massachusetts General Hospital and taught Biological Sciences near Boston and in Gaberones, Botswana, Africa with the Peace Corps.
Other Frontline States were also targeted during the 1980s and in addition to various forms of economic compulsion (for example, blockades, embargoes, withholding of customs revenues), a number of military raids were launched against Maputo (1981 and 1986); Gaberones (1985 and 1988); Maseru (1982 and 1985); and Harare (1986).