Botswana


Top Africa stories: 100s of buffaloes drown in Botswana, 10 men held for same sex wedding

2018-11-09 07:37

Botswana's government says more than 400 buffaloes believed to have been chased by lions drowned in a river, and at least 10 men have been arrested for allegedly conducting a same-sex marriage ceremony in Zanzibar.

President and predecessor feud in proudly stable Botswana

2018-11-06 18:23

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has used his first state-of-the-nation address to openly attack his predecessor Ian Khama in an unprecedented clash in a country that prides itself on stability.

What latest assessment on global warming means for southern Africa

2018-10-10 11:35

For hot, dry and water-stressed countries like Botswana and Namibia, high temperatures and droughts will be more severe than the global average, writes The Conversation.

Botswana fights claims of elephant poaching spree

2018-09-20 18:15

Botswana has rejected claims of a surge of elephant poaching made by a leading conservation charity and put on display carcasses of animals allegedly slaughtered for ivory - some with tusks still intact.

After elephant killings, Botswana mulls lifting hunting ban

2018-09-12 21:22

Botswana has launched a review of a 2014 hunting ban imposed to reverse a decline in elephants and other wildlife.

WATCH: Botswana govt rubbishes elephant poaching reports

2018-09-06 13:14

Botswana has rubbished reports that nearly 100 elephants have been killed by poachers in recent weeks, saying the claims were “unsubstantiated and sensationalist media reports".

SA's Advocate Dali Mpofu to lead legal team challenging Zim's Mnangagwa election victory – report

2018-08-10 11:00

South Africa's Advocate Dali Mpofu is reportedly set to lead a legal team to challenge Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu-PF party's victory in the just ended elections – on behalf of the opposition MDC Alliance.

Top Africa stories: Zim opposition on elections, Africa baobab tree

2018-07-13 07:32

Zimbabwe's main opposition vows to press on with demands for fair elections, and Amnesty International has urged the government of Botswana not to force Namibian refugees to return home.

Botswana 'must not force Namibian refugees to back home': AI

2018-07-12 10:46

Rights group Amnesty International has urged the government of Botswana not to force any of the Caprivi refugees to return to their home country Namibia if there is "a risk of persecution".

One of Botswana's biggest landholders embroiled in controversy

2018-06-29 08:33

An investigation by amaBhungane and the INK Centre for Investigative Journalism has cast new light on a secretive British-registered company whose extensive colonial-era land holdings have become a hot political issue in Botswana.

 

WATCH: Hundreds of buffaloes drown in Botswana

2018-11-08 13:37

More than 400 buffaloes believed to have been chased by lions drowned in a river in northern Botswana this week, the government says.

South Africa slump batters smaller neighbours protecting rand peg

2018-10-18 09:29

South Africans aren’t the only ones struggling through the country’s economic slump.

'Choose investors who'll add value': Botswana's Ian Khama tells Zim leader Mnangagwa

2018-10-01 08:04

Former Botswana president Ian Khama has warned Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa to only allow in investors who’ll create employment for significant numbers of Zimbabweans.

The war for Choppies

2018-09-16 10:01

Zimbabwean shareholders in the Botswana-based multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer Choppies Enterprises have accused the company’s other shareholders of trying to 'capture' them like the 'Guptas did in South Africa'.

Botswana hits back at critics on anti-poaching policy

2018-09-09 19:05

Botswana's president says criticism of his government's anti-poaching policy is "nothing but hysteria," following reports that poachers are killing more elephants in a country with Africa's biggest elephant population.

At least 87 dead elephants found in Botswana - report

2018-09-04 12:14

At least 87 dead elephants have been found near a sanctuary in Botswana, according to a report.

Southern Africa finally getting to grips with HIV

2018-07-25 16:53

Namibia, eSwatini, South Africa and Botswana all have good news about HIV infection.

Africa's iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate

2018-07-12 13:00

Africa's ancient baobab, with its distinctive swollen trunk and known as the "tree of life", is under a new and mysterious threat, with some of the largest and oldest dying abruptly in recent years.

Wear whatever keeps you warm, Botswana govt tells school pupils

2018-07-04 07:36

School pupils in Botswana are being allowed to dress in any warm clothes and even take blankets to school due to the cold weather.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Botswana's Ian Khama

2018-06-28 08:01

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa suspects Grace Mugabe allies were behind an explosion that rocked a stadium where he addressed his Zanu-PF supporters, and a look at Ian Khama's lifestyle after presidency.

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