Botswana

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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Botswana Is The Latest African Country To Scrap Colonial-era Homosexuality Laws

There is now one fewer country where homosexuality is a crime. The High Court of Botswana today (June 11) struck down colonial era penal codes that made same-sex relations punishable with jail terms. In its landmark ruling, the court ruled to scrap...

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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 Decriminalizes Gay Sex In Landmark Africa Case

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

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Botswana Legalizes Homosexuality, Striking Down Colonial-era Laws

Botswana becomes the first African country to legalize homosexuality through its courts.

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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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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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Botswana Court To Hear Case Against Criminalisation Of Gay Sex

Botswana’s High Court will hear on Thursday a case challenging the criminalisation of gay sex, offering campaigners a rare chance to argue for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights (LGBT) on a continent where homosexuality remains highly...

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Ban On Hunting Elephants In Botswana May Soon Be Lifted - Reports

The measure to prevent elephant extinction in the country is barely five years old, but appears to already be nearing its expiry date as locals grow frustrated with a spike in the animals' numbers.

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Billions Of Swedish Krona Supported The Struggle Against Apartheid

Birgitta Karlström Dorph, 79, was on a secret mission in South Africa between 1982 and 1988. Hundreds of millions were transferred to the anti-apartheid movement. She later became the ambassador to Ethiopia and later Botswana. Credit: Ida...
Related topics: Apartheid, South Africa, Ethiopia

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As U.s. Marks Black History Month, Botswana Offers A Valuable Lesson About Racial Harmony

This southern African nation has a history of racial harmony, along with a thriving democracy and economy. Here's why.        

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What Technochauvinists Get Wrong About Maps

So much. Ted Florence is ready for his family trip to Botswana. He has looked up his hotel on Google Maps and downloaded a digital map of the country to his phone. He has also packed a large paper map. “I travel all over the world,”...
Related topics: Google

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Former Botswana President Feuds With Government Over Trump

Donald Trump is a contentious topic in Botswana, where the government is uneasy over a former leader's harsh criticism of the American president. The spat pits Ian Khama, who stepped down as president in April after a decade in power, against the...
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Hundreds Of Buffalo Drown In African River In Attempt To Escape Lions

In a tragic reminder of how harsh the circle of life could be, hundreds of buffalo drowned during a stampede event in the Chobe river, located in the border of Namibia and Botswana […] The post Hundreds of Buffalo Drown in African River in...
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Lions Suspected In Drowning Of 400 Buffaloes In Botswana

More than 400 buffaloes believed to have been chased by lions drowned in a river in northern Bostwana this week, the government said. The mass drowning occurred in Chobe River near the border with Namibia. Early investigations by authorities in both...
Related topics: Namibia

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After Elephant Killings, Botswana Mulls Lifting Hunting Ban

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

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