A huge cargo plane landed at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone yesterday to deliver three live camels from Libya.
The three animals were among others to be delivered in Lesotho, Mozambique, Madagascar and Sudan.
The Trans Attico Cargo plane - IL 76TD - the largest to land at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, arrived at 5pm. It had already delivered its camel cargo in Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The animals that were delivered in Botswana are a present to President Festus Mogae from the Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The Libyan ambassador to Botswana, Assed Almutaa and his compatriots were at the airport to witness the arrival of the animals.
Early Wednesday evening, one animal had already been transferred from the plane into one of the two waiting trucks from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks that were to transport them.
Many African leaders rejected the idea believing that establishment of a unitary African government for the continent should be done gradually.