Africa

Ancestral homeland of modern humans in Botswana, study finds

Region south of the Zambesi river was once home to a enormous lake, roughly twice the area of modern-day Lake Victoria.

Ancestral homeland of modern humans in Botswana, study finds

Botswana

Botswana's ruling party BDP wins general election: Chief justice

President Mokgweetsi Masisi's party fends off surprising challenge from former ally to secure another term in office.

Botswana's ruling party BDP wins general election: Chief justice

Botswana

Botswana votes as President Masisi faces surprising challenge

Former President Khama broke away from the ruling party and announced his support for the opposition coalition.

Botswana votes as President Masisi faces surprising challenge

Botswana

In Botswana, elephant hunting divides opinion

Rural communities support Botswana's bid to control elephant population by lifting hunting ban, as NGOs raise alarm.

In Botswana, elephant hunting divides opinion

Botswana

Botswana High Court decriminalises homosexuality

Judges declare 1965 laws punishing same-sex relations with up to seven years in prison should be scrapped.

Botswana's High Court rejects laws criminalising homosexuality

Zimbabwe

Why do the lights keep going out in Zimbabwe?

The Stream also discusses Botswana's move to allow elephant hunting and freedom of expression in Mauritania.

Why do the lights keep going out in Zimbabwe?

Botswana

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Government pledges the reinstatement of the wildlife hunt is done 'in an orderly and ethical manner'.

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Africa

Hundreds of buffaloes drown into river after stampede

Officials say the animals were running away from lions when they entered the river between Botswana and Namibia.

Hundreds of buffaloes drown into river after stampede

Botswana

Scores of elephants killed near Botswana sanctuary

Botswana's anti-poaching unit underwent budget cuts in May, leading to an increase in poaching since then.

Botswana: 87 elephants killed near wildlife sanctuary

Botswana

Botswana swears in Mokgweetsi Masisi as president

One of Africa's strongest democracies sees fifth smooth transition of power as new leader vows to tackle unemployment.

Botswana

How does Botswana fight corruption in Africa?

Botswana is the least corrupt country in Africa, according to the findings of annual Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index.

Opinion

Female farmers suffer most in Southern Africa drought

Uneven access to water makes household farming questionable for delivering food security in the African context.

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by William G Moseley
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Environment

Calls for ending Botswana's ban on big-game hunting

Demands being made for return to profitable practice as wild animals increasingly come into contact with villagers.

AJ IMPACT

Botswana's diamond industry losing its sparkle

Thousands working in the country's diamond industry left jobless as a glut in supply and falling sales take their toll.

Opinion

Climate change and female farmers in Botswana

Poorer Botswana citizens struggle with increasingly unreliable rain-fed agriculture.

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by William G Moseley

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