Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has gone into self-quarantine after a visit to neighbouring Namibia, which has three coronavirus cases, to attend the inauguration of the new president there, government has announced.
Botswana has registered its first suspected case of the coronavirus, according to the country's Ministry of Health and Wellness.
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".
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 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 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 has lifted its visa restrictions on the leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, the church has revealed.
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.
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 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.
At least 46 rhino have been slaughtered in Botswana in 10 months, a government official says, as the southern African wildlife haven reports a surge in poaching of the endangered species.
A Kenyan student who was admitted to a hospital in Nairobi after returning from China with flu-like symptoms, tests negative for the coronavirus, the Kenyan government says.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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.
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