Botswana


Botswana court rejects opposition election fraud claims

2019-12-24 19:47

A high court in Botswana's capital has dismissed the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change's call to have the results of the October general election thrown out over "irregularities".

Botswana animal groups outraged at elephant killing

2019-12-14 10:09

Animal campaigners demanded on Friday that a Botswana hunter's licence be revoked after an elephant was killed despite being protected, raising tensions over the country's new hunting rules.

Botswana's Khama hits out over corruption allegations

2019-12-11 19:35

Botswana's former president Ian Khama has hit back against corruption allegations, vowing to sue a lead investigator for defamation after he accused the ex-leader of syphoning-off billions in state funds.

Botswana defies outcry from human rights group, executes murderer

2019-12-02 18:11

Botswana has hanged a 44-year-old man for murdering his boss, prisons services announced, despite mounting criticism from rights groups and the European Union.

Botswana lifts Prophet Bushiri's visa restrictions

2019-11-07 13:37

Botswana has lifted its visa restrictions on the leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, the church has revealed.

Humanity's homeland found in ancient Botswana

2019-10-28 19:41

Modern humans emerged 200 000 years ago in a region of northern Botswana, scientists have claimed, in what appeared to be the most precise location of mankind's "ancestral homeland" yet discovered.

Botswana's Masisi wins 51% in hotly-contested election

2019-10-25 10:42

Incumbent President Mokgweetsi Masisi won a five-year term in Botswana's elections which saw his ruling party secure more than 51% of parliamentary votes, the chief justice says.

Botswana awaits results in cliffhanger election

2019-10-23 22:00

Botswana has voted in a cliffhanger election set to test the decades-long dominance of the ruling party and challenge the country's image of stability.

Diamond-rich Botswana facing problems ahead of general elections

2019-10-21 10:45

Diamond-rich Botswana is hailed for its stability, but the southern African nation struggles with income inequality, unemployment and a high rate of HIV.

Elephant hunts start in Botswana with cautious pricing approach

2019-09-14 15:00

Botswana has reintroduced elephant hunts with a cautious approach to pricing, a move that’s likely to further inflame the controversy that’s threatening a $2bn tourism industry after a five-year ban on hunting was lifted.

 

Rhino poaching rises in Botswana despite government crackdown

2019-12-23 22:00

Thirteen rhinos have been poached in Botswana in the last two months, the tourism ministry says, as the government tries to crackdown on hunting of the endangered species.

Botswana ruling party insider claims 'vote rigging' in October election

2019-12-12 11:22

A Botswana ruling party member has claimed to have taken part in vote rigging during the October election that allowed President Mokgweetsi Masisi to win a five-year term.

Massive vote rigging uncovered in Botswana elections, claims opposition leader Duma Boko

2019-12-05 15:20

Leader of Botswana opposition coalition, Umbrella for Democratic Change, Duma Boko, claims there was massive vote rigging and fraud in the past Botswana elections by the leading party, the BDP, to favour the current President, Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi.

Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe on Botswana saga: 'I fear for my life'

2019-11-18 11:53

South African businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe still fears for her life after South African banks cleared her name in a saga involving allegations that she illicitly funnelled money to Botswana to effect regime change.

Motsepe-Radebe on Botswana: 'I’ve never given money for anything regarding regime change'

2019-10-31 13:14

Businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe has denied allegations of political meddling in Botswana and rumours of an alleged affair with former president Ian Khama.

Botswana's new president vows to reform economy

2019-10-26 18:08

Botswana's newly-elected president Mokgweetsi Masisi vowed to make the economy his top priority in the diamond-rich country which is struggling with income inequality, high unemployment and a high rate of HIV.

Britain debates next Brexit move | Trump's 'lynching' comments: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-10-24 07:17

Divided Britain debates next move on Brexit | Trump lynching claim renews pain for victim's kin; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

WATCH | Botswana votes in tight election testing its stable democracy

2019-10-23 11:25

Botswana goes to the polls in a hotly contested general election that could test the country's traditionally stable politics, as the ruling party faces its toughest challenge yet.

Botswana rhinos risk wipeout as poaching rises

2019-10-09 15:00

Nine Botswana rhinos have been poached since April, the government say, an unprecedented rate of one per month that could see rhinos wiped out in the southern African country by 2021.

Southern African nations threaten to quit wildlife trade monitor

2019-09-01 08:17

Southern African nations are threatening to quit the global wildlife trade regulator after it refused to relax restrictions on trade in ivory and rhino horn and imposed a near total ban on zoos taking African elephants captured in the wild.

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