[VOA] Gaborone, Botswana -- Botswana has put restrictions on the movement of cloven-hoofed animals in the northeast of the country after an incursion of buffalo from Zimbabwe put cattle at risk of contracting possible foot-and-mouth disease.
"Back then, you could get a 200-page booklet for 500 francs (80 cents). But these days it's gone up a lot. Well, for us it's... It's too high actually. It's too expensive to learn. So it's complicated. Because with 30,000 ($49 , editor's note) you can only have 3 or 4 notebooks...."
General Brice Oligui Nguema, who overthrew Ali Bongo at the end of August, on Monday appointed leaders of the ex-opposition but also former leaders of the regime of the deposed president to head the two chambers of a future transitional Parliament.
The transitional charter put in place by the military prohibits members of the provisional government, including Ndong Sima, from standing in the forthcoming elections, but does not explicitly exclude General Oligui from running for the presidency