Botswana

Wildlife Groups Outraged: Botswana Lifts Elephant Hunting Moratorium

In a controversial move earlier this year, Botswana lifted a hunting moratorium that will allow for as many as 400 elephants to be hunted annually. Many in Botswana welcome the move.

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Botswana Issues Travel Warning Over South Africa Unrest

The Botswana government has issued a travel warning to its citizens over the growing unrest in South Africa. The attacks, targeting foreign nationals in South Africa, are likely to affect Botswana, which is dependent on its neighbor for food imports...
Related topics: South Africa

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Farmers And Animals Struggle In Drought-hit Botswana

A calf struggles neck-high in the stew-like mud, kicking frantically to make its way across the mire.

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Conservationists Hail Global Agreement To Limit Sales Of African Elephants

Countries that are part of a global agreement on trade in endangered species agreed Tuesday to limit the sale of wild elephants caught in Zimbabwe and Botswana, delighting conservationists but dismaying some of the African countries involved....
Related topics: Zimbabwe

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Algerian Amrouche To Coach Struggling Botswana

Johannesburg (AFP) – Algerian Adel Amrouche was appointed coach of Botswana Tuesday on a three-year contract, and tasked with lifting the fortunes of the African football minnows.  Botswana took only one point from a possible 18 in the...

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There's A New Type Of Traveler Dishing Out Thousands Of Dollars For High-end Safaris. The Business...

A managing director of a luxury safari company says he's seen their clientele become younger and more diverse in the past 14 years thanks to the "millennial tech boom." It's no longer only 60-year-old CEOs who can afford to go on a luxury safari,...

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Botswana Battles Influx Of Zimbabwean Illegal Immigrants

Botswana is battling an influx of illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe, as the Zimbabwe government struggles to overcome a deep economic crisis. But authorities in Botswana appear to be losing the battle, as those who are deported are soon back in the...
Related topics: Zimbabwe

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Algeria To Begin Cup Of Nations Title Defence By Hosting Zambia

Johannesburg (AFP) – Algeria will begin their Africa Cup of Nations title defence at home to former champions Zambia during November, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed Monday. The Desert Foxes will also visit Botswana...
Related topics: Algeria, Zambia

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Botswana Will Appeal High Court's Ruling That Decriminalized Same-sex Relations

Botswana's government is seeking to overturn what was considered a major victory for LGBTQ rights in the country. Botswana's high court unanimously overturned a colonial-era law criminalizing same-sex relations in June, but the government will...

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Botswana, Land Of Elephants

The southern African country is home to nearly a third of Africa’s elephants

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Botswana’s High Court Strikes Down Colonial-era Homophobic Statutes (photos)

Botswana’s high court struck down two laws on Tuesday dating to colonial times that banned gay sex, setting what activists hope will be a new standard for African LGBTI rights and decolonization efforts. Just weeks ago, Kenya’s high court voted...
Related topics: World Photos, Activism, Kenya

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Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Disability Inclusion, Minimum Wage, And Lgbti Rights In Botswana

This Tuesday, we cover: a new strategy for disability inclusion; continued talks on social justice at the international labour conference; an update on Yemen; a historic Security Council resolution on missing persons in conflict; and same-sex rights...
Related topics: Yemen

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Botswana High Court Rules Laws Criminalizing Homosexuality Are Unconstitutional

Botswana’s High Court has rejected sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations and impose up to seven years in prison. Tuesday’s unanimous ruling in the southern African nation calls the sections unconstitutional. It...

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Botswana Decriminalizes Gay Sex In Landmark Africa Case

Botswana decriminalizes gay sex in landmark Africa case; orientation not a ‘fashion statement’

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‘i Hate Elephants’: Behind The Backlash Against Botswana’s Giants

Are elephants gentle giants that draw tourists or lumbering killers that trample crops? In Botswana, they’re both.

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Botswana Overturns Ban On Elephant Hunting

The southern African country is home to the world's largest population of elephants.

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After 11 Years Of Failure, Botswana, Eswatini Celebrate Maiden Chan Victories

Johannesburg (AFP) – Botswana and eSwatini achieved overall victory in an African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier for the first time this weekend after 11 years of failures.   The southern African minnows advanced to the second...

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Rare, Massive 20-carat Blue Diamond Discovered In Botswana

Say hello to Big Blue: Botswana unveiled an extremely rare “Fancy Deep Blue” diamond weighing more than 20 carats on Wednesday. The “Okavango Blue” is the largest blue diamond discovery ever made in the […] The post...

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‘once In A Lifetime Find’: Botswana Unveils New 20-carat Blue Diamond (photo)

On Wednesday, the Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) showed off its new blue, oval-shaped, 20-carat diamond with almost no imperfections at a launch event in Gaborone, the Botswanan capital.
Related topics: Business Photos

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Dismantling Patriarchy Must Begin At Home: A Reflection On Gender Equality

Lorato Modongo at the “Speak Up, Speak Out: Young Advocates Advancing SRHR Through Storytelling” in New York, during the current 63rd sessions at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), March 2019. By Lorato Palesa ModongoGABORONE,...

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