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Botswana's President Masisi wins hotly-contested election

Gaborone - Incumbent president Mokgweetsi Masisi on Friday won a five-year term in Botswana's elections which saw his ruling party secure more than 51 percent of parliamentary votes, the chief justice said. "Dr.

Botswana holds its breath as election results trickle in

Gaborone - Partial results from Botswana's elections started to trickle in on Thursday, a day after a ballot seen as the first real political test for a country ruled by the same party since independence.

Botswana begins voting in test of a stable democracy

Gaborone - Voting opened on Wednesday in Botswana for a hotly contested general election that could test the country's traditionally stable politics, as the ruling party faces its toughest challenge yet.

Botswana votes in tight election testing its stable democracy

Gaborone - Botswana goes to the polls on Wednesday in a hotly contested general election that could test the country's traditionally stable politics, as the ruling party faces its toughest challenge yet.

Stable Botswana to vote in rare cliffhanger

Gaborone - Botswana votes on Wednesday in the most closely fought general election in the history of the southern African country, long known as one of the continent's most stable democracies.

Botswana opposition leader confident after ruling party divisions

Gaborone - Botswana's main opposition candidate on Saturday said his party would win more than 50% in next week's parliamentary elections, as the ruling party struggled with the fallout from a damaging split.

Botswana High Court decriminalises homosexuality

Gaborone - Botswana's High Court, in a highly-anticipated verdict, on Tuesday ruled in favour of decriminalising homosexuality, which is outlawed under the country's 1965 penal code.

Botswana scraps anti-gay laws in landmark decision

Gaborone - Botswana's High Court ruled Tuesday in favour of decriminalising homosexuality, handing down a landmark verdict greeted with joy by gay rights campaigners.

Botswana to rule on scrapping anti-gay laws

Gaborone - Botswana could decriminalise gay sex on Tuesday when its high court is due to rule in a landmark case being watched across Africa after Kenya recently upheld its own anti-homosexuality laws.

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Gaborone - Botswana on Wednesday lifted its ban on elephant hunting, saying the population had increased and farmers' livelihoods were being impacted, in a move set to trigger outrage from conservationists.

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Gaborone - Botswana on Wednesday lifted its ban on elephant hunting, saying the population had increased and farmers' livelihoods were being impacted, in a move set to trigger outrage from conservationists.

Botswana revokes visa-free entry for South African VIP

Gaborone - Botswana has banned the wife of a South African minister, who is also a sister of a powerful mining tycoon and the president's sister-in-law, from entering the country visa-free, according to documents seen by AFP on Tuesday.

Botswana court hears bid to scrap anti-gay laws

Gaborone - The High Court in Botswana on Thursday started hearing an application seeking to decriminalise homosexuality, in a landmark case for Africa's legal response to same-sex relationships.

President and predecessor feud in proudly stable Botswana

Gaborone - Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has used his first state-of-the-nation address to openly attack his predecessor Ian Khama in an unprecedented clash in a nation that prides itself on stability.

China pressures Botswana over Dalai Lama visit

Gaborone - China piled pressure on Botswana on Saturday over a scheduled visit to the southern African country by the Dalai Lama, who it considers a dissident separatist threat.

Chinese man arrested in Botswana over donkey skin trade

Gaborone - A Chinese man alleged to be involved in Botswana's illegal donkey skin trade has been arrested after being found with 500 animals suffering in dire conditions, police said Thursday.

Mobile AI technology boosts African healthcare

The healthcare system in parts of Africa has received a boost with the implementation of a new artificial intelligence platforms on mobile devices. The platform helps screen for cervical cancer.

Zimbabwe's plan to sell 34 baby elephants outrages activists

Maputo - Zimbabwe's Hwangwe National Park plans to sell elephants for as much as $40,000 each because it needs the money to run the park, officials say. The park plans to sell more than 60 elephants to buyers in China, France, and the United Arab Emirates.

Botswana president wins second term in power

Gaborone - Botswana President Ian Khama has won a second term in power after his party secured a parliamentary majority at the polls, an official announced Sunday.

Botswana's ruling party leads in early election results

Gaborone - Early results from Botswana's general elections showed the ruling party in the lead but opposition parties making inroads in the diamond-rich southern African state, according to preliminary figures released by the electoral commission.
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