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Yellowstone earthquake threat much larger than estimated

The threat of Yellowstone's earthquake is much larger than previously estimated. Recent seismic activity helped the U.S. Geological Survey Team reach this alarming discovery.

Adoption war between white and black mothers

Anna Kopo now wants the girl back that she gave up for adoption in 2009, tearing the heart out of Deborah Kirsten-Mey, the mother who adopted the child as a baby.

Earth Hour 2013: Coming soon to a light bulb near you

Singapore - Earth Hour, the world’s largest movement for the planet, launched its campaign for 2013 in Singapore on February 27. This year Earth Hour will take place on Saturday, March 23 at 8:30 p.m. in time zones throughout the world.

Google Maps Street View: Did they kill a donkey in Botswana?

A Google Maps Street View image is doing the rounds on the Internet, as it appears that the vehicle used by Google may have literally hit a donkey and run.

82 million doses of illegal medicine seized

A Customs enforcement operation spanning 16 African countries has led to the seizure of more than 82 million doses of illicit medicines.

Spain’s King Juan Carlos asked to quit WWF over elephant hunting

Madrid - King Juan Carlos of Spain is being widely criticized by environmental organizations after suffering a hip injury in an accident in Botswana where he went to hunt elephants, a species which conservation status is deemed “vulnerable”.

Unique Roadshow Highlights Climate Change in Africa Special

With the UN Climate Summit barely two weeks away, Africa is abuzz with its biggest and most colorful road show ever to highlight the continent’s climate change woes: the ‘Trans African Caravan of Hope.’

Botswana's Central Bank maintains benchmark rate at 9.5 percent

Gaborone - The Bank of Botswana announced that it is leaving its benchmark rate unchanged at 9.5 percent for the fifth straight meeting. The African central bank noted that the inflation rate would drop between three and six percent next year.

Rampaging Elephants Threaten Zimbabwe Farms

Beitbridge - A herd of stray elephants have destroyed fences and crops at the Shashe irrigation scheme close to the borders of Botswana and South Africa in Zimbabwe.

Op-Ed: NGOs: The Parasitic Altruists

Some NGOs genuinely contribute to enhancing welfare, to the mitigation of hunger, the furtherance of human and civil rights, or the curbing of disease. Others are ideologically biased, religiously-committed and, often, at the service of special interests.

UN Report: Increase in African manufacturing will reduce poverty

New York - The United Nations has published the Economic Development in Africa Report 2011 in which it urges African nations to step up its manufacturing sector in order to reduce widespread poverty on the continent.

Experts: Lions could be extinct in 15 years Special

National Geographic Society's explorers-in-residence believe lions could become extinct in 15 years. Award-winning film-makers and conservationists Beverly and Dereck Joubert have been studying threatened big cats in Africa for 30 years.

Discovering African culture, heritage at the 23rd annual Afrofest Special

Toronto - Thousands discovered the culture and heritage of Africa at the 23rd annual Afrofest in Toronto. The sights, sounds, cuisine and upbeat attitudes of the African continent covered the landscape of Queen's Park.

'Queen of Africa' Obama returns home capturing hearts and minds

Pretoria - US First Lady Michelle Obama has wrapped up her week-long southern African tour getting attention from the students, the media and upwardly mobile young women. Obama won hearts for her husband and America, even being hailed as “Queen of Africa”.

Diamond mine approved in Bushmen's ancestral lands Special

The government of Botswana has approved a diamond mine in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, ancestral lands of the Kalahari Bushmen.

Should prostitution be legalised in Botswana?

Some politicians in Botswana called on the southern African country to consider legalising prostitution to fight against HIV. Botswana is said to have a high prevalence of HIV, and equally known for being proactive in the campaign against HIV/Aids.

New Orthodox Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria

Johannesburg - The Orthodox Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Metropolitan Seraphim (Kykkotis), has been transferred to Zimbabwe, and the new Archbishop will be Bishop Damaskinos of Ghana.

Kalahari San People launch appeal in bid to regain water rights

The decision of a Botswana Judge to deny the San People their water rights shocked the world in July. The San had applied to regain access to a water bore they had used in the past, going to court when the government refused access.

Judge denies Botswana's Kalahari San people their water rights

Driven from the Kalahari Preserve by a government intent on accomodating diamond mining interests, Botswana's San people won the right to return to their land in 2006. Since then the San say the government has denied their rights to water.

Two Britons killed in South African accident

Two British tourists have been killed and 20 injured in a road accident in South Africa's eastern province of Mpumalanga.
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