BOTSWANA-ZIMBABWE: Botswana to close its Harare embassy

Saturday, December 6, 2008
GABORONE Friday, December 05, 2008 (IRIN) - Botswana will close its embassy in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, within the next few weeks a senior diplomat told IRIN. It was unclear whether Botswana's decision to close its diplomatic mission in Harare would also lead to the severing of diplomatic ties with President Robert Mugabe's government, but the decision comes a few weeks after the country's foreign minister called on the region to isolate Zimbabwe. Botswana's foreign minister, Phandu...