Botswana


Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

2019-05-23 13:39

Botswana, home to almost one-third of Africa's elephants, has lifted a ban on elephant hunting, saying the population had increased and farmers' livelihoods were being impacted.

Elephant-rich African nations demand right to resume Ivory sales

2019-05-07 20:56

Five southern African nations that are home to most of the world’s elephants demanded the right to sell ivory, arguing that people who live alongside the animals must be allowed to benefit from them.

Patrice Motsepe files urgent interdict application against BLF, Mngxitama - report

2019-04-30 21:12

Billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe has reportedly filed an urgent interdict application against Black First, Land First and its leader Andile Mngxitama in connection with allegations that he was involved in an alleged plot to interfere in Botswana's politics.

Botswana revokes visa-free entry for Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe

2019-04-24 10:32

A document issued by Botswana's Immigration Minister Magang Ngaka Ngaka states that Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe must "obtain a visa to enter Botswana".

US poll says NO to Botswana plans to hunt and cull elephants

2019-03-29 07:39

As the Botswana government rumbles towards the lifting of the ban on hunting its famous wildlife, an authoritative poll in the United States, from which the second greatest number of foreign tourists come, has found overwhelming public disapproval of the plan.

Plane crash: No clarity on what led SA pilot to fly into Botswana building – report

2019-03-25 15:55

There's been conflicting accounts about what happened before South African pilot Charl Viljoen crashed a plane into the Matsieng Flying Club facility at Matsieng Aerodrome in Botswana.

WATCH: Pilot, who allegedly wanted to kill wife after an argument, dies after crashing plane

2019-03-24 20:11

A pilot has allegedly died by suicide, leaving a trail of mayhem at the Matsieng Flying Club facility at Matsieng Aerodrome in Botswana.

MTN is said to earmark stake in Botswana venture for sale

2019-03-05 20:53

The MTN Group is considering the sale of its stake in Botswana’s largest wireless carrier, according to people familiar with the matter.

The claim that democracy fares better in the West than in Africa is a fallacy

2019-01-25 15:56

The argument isn't whether African democracies are better than those in the West. It's simply that the idea of "real" and "not yet real" democracies expresses a colonial mentality, not reality, writes Steven Friedman.

Former Botswana president Khama feuds with government over Trump

2018-12-31 07:12

Donald Trump is a contentious topic in Botswana, where the government is uneasy over a former leader's harsh criticism of the American president.

 

Andile Mngxitama ordered to retract from bashing Patrice Motsepe

2019-05-09 17:45

BLF leader Andile Mngxitama has been ordered by the Gauteng High Court sitting in Johannesburg, to refrain from continuing to accuse billionaire and mining mogul, Patrice Motsepe, of meddling in Botswana's politics.

South Africa govt has nothing to do with Motsepe-Radebe Botswana debacle - Sisulu

2019-04-30 21:40

International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has delivered a message to Botswana to say the South African government had nothing to do with businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe's reported meddling in that country's politics.

Second-biggest diamond in history found, but it's not that great

2019-04-25 18:57

A giant 1 758-carat diamond, the second-biggest ever discovered, has been found in Botswana. But unlike its rivals, it won’t fetch a record-breaking price.

Botswana's ruling party braces for high-stakes congress

2019-04-05 20:23

The party that has ruled Botswana since independence more than half a century ago faces a historic challenge Friday when it meets to select its candidate for presidential elections in October.

Suicide plane crash 'not the first' in Botswana - report

2019-03-26 07:17

The apparent suicide plane crash that took place in Botswana at the weekend was reportedly not the first in that country.

SA pilot behind Botswana crash called friend from aircraft, looking for wife - report

2019-03-25 11:22

A friend of pilot Charl Viljoen who flew into a clubhouse in Botswana realised something was wrong when Viljoen called him from the aircraft asking about his wife's whereabouts, according to reports.

MTN sells Botswana unit as start of R15bn asset sales

2019-03-07 09:02

MTN Group has announced the disposal of its share in a Botswana joint venture, as Africa’s biggest wireless carrier by revenue kicks off a drive to raise at least R15bn from asset sales and strengthen the balance sheet.

Botswana proposes hunting and trade as elephant population declines

2019-02-26 12:21

A report shows repeated evidence of significant increases in elephant poaching in four hotspots in Northern Botswana, which started a media storm last year.

SA slammed with red meat bans over foot-and-mouth disease

2019-01-14 21:55

Countries neighbouring South Africa have banned the import of cloven-hoofed animals and their products over a foot-and-mouth disease breakout in the northern Limpopo province, government has said.

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.

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