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July 26th, 2005
Border Jumpers

CIA: The World Factbook
The CIA World Factbook provides viewers with an excellent resource for discovering basic facts about any country in the world. It is especially useful for investigating statistics on a variety of topics.

USAID is a government-funded initiative, which seeks to further America’s foreign policy interests by promoting democracy and free trade around the world, while simultaneously improving the lives of the citizens of the countries USAID visits. Learn more about the organization and its projects via this Web site.

Timeline: Botswana
This BBC NEWS timeline provides a thorough breakdown of important events in Botswana’s history.

Timeline: Zimbabwe
This BBC NEWS timeline looks at some of the formative events in Zimbabwe’s complicated past.

Migration Information
This site, run by the Migration Policy Institute, is an excellent resource for anyone looking to find out more about the specifics of immigration, migration, and refugee situations around the world.

Migration Policy Institute
The Migration Policy Institute is an independent think tank based in Washington, DC that studies the movement of people around the globe.

This ATLANTIC MONTHLY article entitled “Security Fences: The List” gives a brief description of some of the most interesting borders and fences around the world.

Republic of Botswana
This is the official Web site for the Republic of Botswana.

This site serves as a single go-to source for information about many different African nations.

Southern African Migration Project
A multi-faceted research, policy and training program designed to facilitate the formulation and implementation of new initiatives on cross-border population migration in the region.

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) promotes socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities around the world with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. Link to the organization’s July 25, 2005 report about a recent UN fact-finding mission to Zimbabwe to assess the scope and impact of President Robert Mugabe’s “Operation Restore Order”. The report calls for the government of Zimbabwe to stop the demolition of homes and markets that have left some 700,000 people homeless since May 2005.

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