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, officially Republic of Botswana, republic (2005 est. pop. 1,640,000), 231,804 sq mi (600,372 sq km), S central Africa. It is bordered by Namibia on the west and north, by Zambia at a narrow strip in the north, by Zimbabwe on the east, and by South Africa on the east
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No cost effective mechanism existed that would allow the British to monitor the events throughout Bechuanaland.
But the fact is that the British relinquished the Sudan, the Gold Coast, Somaliland, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Tanganyika, Nyasaland, Northern Rhodesia, Swaziland, Basutoland, and Bechuanaland within a matter of a few years.
Unexpectedly it's a fairly ordinary story of a rather quiet, shy young man making a career first as a wild life protection officer in the then Bechuanaland Protectorate (now independent Botswana).
By the early years of the 20th century Southern Rhodesia's main centres had been connected with Beira in Mozambique, the nearest port, and with South Africa's railways via Bechuanaland Protectorate (now Botswana).
According to AJR (2003: 94), indigenous conditions in Bechuanaland (modern-day Botswana) exhibited a fair amount of cultural and ethnic homogeneity.
If that is either logical or justifiable, then my great aunt Jemima is king of Bechuanaland.
In contrast, as Modisane crosses the border into Bechuanaland, his final comment is that his "physical life in South Africa had ended" (p.
Britain, which bears much of the responsibility for the situation in Caprivi, carved the Strip our of its Bechuanaland Protectorate as a bargaining device to obtain control over Zanzibar from Germany in 1890 whilst realising that Caprivi would be virtually useless to the Germans.
True to his words, he repeatedly left his Johannesburg headquarters to roam over the continent, visiting, assessing, describing and publishing collections from Bechuanaland, Rhodesia, Nyasaland, Mozambique, the Congo basin, Tanganyka and Uganda.
There seems every possibility of a small famine in the Western Transvaal and Bechuanaland this year.
A small, locally recruited force, the Frontier Mounted Force, was enlisted to protect British colonial interests in the Bechuanaland Protectorate and Rhodesia.
Its three star attractions are King Khama from Bechuanaland, Emperor Joe or Joseph Chamberlain, the new colonial secretary, and the Great White Queen who needs no introduction.