Botswana Election Won by President, Despite Rift with Predecessor
President Mokgweetsi Masisi will serve another term after taking controversial steps to lift a ban on elephant hunting and usher in the decriminalization of homosexuality.
Poachers Are Invading Botswana, Last Refuge of African Elephants
New data leave little doubt that the illegal ivory trade has reached the country, scientists say.
500 Vultures Killed in Botswana by Poachersâ€™ Poison, Government Says
As scavengers, vultures can help rangers locate poachers by their presence in the air over freshly killed animals, such as elephants.
A Win for Gay Rights in Botswana Is a â€˜Step Against the Currentâ€™ in Africa
Thirty-two of Africaâ€™s 54 nations have laws that criminalize consensual same-sex conduct, according to activists. Change has come, but it is spotty and slow.
Botswanaâ€™s High Court Decriminalizes Gay Sex
Activists hailed the ruling on laws that date from the British colonial era as a significant step for rights on the African continent.
Botswana Ends Ban on Elephant Hunting
Botswana has the worldâ€™s largest population of African elephants, and the decision to lift a five-year prohibition on hunting drew an international backlash.
Graff Finishes Cutting the Worldâ€™s Second-Largest Diamond
Sixty-seven stones, including the 302.37-carat Graff Lesedi La Rona, came from the rough diamond found in Botswana.
How Much Do You Know About Botswana?
Can you find Botswana on a map? What else do you know about this Southern African nation with 2.3 million people.
The Wildebeest Is One Highly Toned Machine
New research shows the animalâ€™s muscles are incredibly efficient for its size, more so than other large animals.
Doubts Mount in Botswana Over Charityâ€™s Claim of Elephant â€˜Poaching Frenzyâ€™
Critics say that Elephants Without Borders made exaggerated claims to try to influence the government, which is considering rolling back a hunting ban.
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