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Botswana News

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.

Botswana votes as ruling party faces invigorated opposition

- Polls opened Friday in Botswana's general elections where the ruling party faces a stern test against an invigorated opposition in a country known as one of Africa's most stable democracies.

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.

King apologizes to Spanish people for going hunting during crisis

Madrid - The Spanish King's trip to Botswana was widely criticised as the story emerged when he was flown home for treatment for a fractured hip.

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.

Floods drive thousands from their homes in Mozambique

Thousands of Mozambicans were forced to abandon their houses and flee for higher ground on Wednesday and disaster management workers were put on high alert because of rising flood waters.

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.

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.

Cholera spreads to four South African provinces

The South African state-broadcaster SABC-TV reports that two more people have died of cholera at the Knobel Hospital outside Polokwane/Pietersburg in the northerly province of Limpopo, bringing the total number of cholera deaths in South Africa to twelve.

Botswana bushmen win land ruling

Bushmen from the Kalahari desert have won a court case in which they accused Botswana's government of illegally moving them from their land.

Archaeological Find Points to Existence of Human Intelligence 70,000 Years Ago

Modern humans are ritualistic by nature. It is built into the structure of our brain.
 

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Dereck and Beverly Joubert in Botswana.
Dereck and Beverly Joubert in Botswana.
Photo courtesy of Beverly and Dereck Joubert
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Bushman mother and child  Kaudwane  Botswana.
Bushman mother and child, Kaudwane, Botswana.
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Four years later  the Botswana government continues
to reject the High Court ruling. © Survival
Four years later, the Botswana government continues to reject the High Court ruling. © Survival
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Survival s petition has so far gathered more than
15 000 signatures. © Survival
Survival's petition has so far gathered more than 15,000 signatures. © Survival
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Government minister says Bushmen are
 living in the dark ages . © Survival
Government minister says Bushmen are 'living in the dark ages'. © Survival
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Caravan of Hope is a roadshow that aims to draw world leaders  attention to climate change in Africa
Caravan of Hope is a roadshow that aims to draw world leaders' attention to climate change in Africa
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Bushmen children in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve  Botswana
Bushmen children in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
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Demonstrators protest against tourism to Botswana

at FITUR. © Iñaki Luis/Survival
Demonstrators protest against tourism to Botswana at FITUR. © Iñaki Luis/Survival
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The Bushmen rely on donkeys to bring water into the
reserve. ©Survival
The Bushmen rely on donkeys to bring water into the reserve. ©Survival
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Visitors to Wilderness Safaris  CKGR lodge bathe
in this pool – but the government bans  Bushmen
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Visitors to Wilderness Safaris' CKGR lodge bathe in this pool – but the government bans Bushmen living nearby from using a water borehole. ©Survival
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Xoroxloo Duxee  Moeti s grandmother  died of dehydration after the Bushmen s water borehole was disa...
Xoroxloo Duxee, Moeti's grandmother, died of dehydration after the Bushmen's water borehole was disabled. © Survival
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The Kalahari Bushmen are going to court over their right to access water. 
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The Kalahari Bushmen are going to court over their right to access water. © Survival
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Donkey seen standing on the side of the road staring at the Google vehicle.
Donkey seen standing on the side of the road staring at the Google vehicle.
Google Maps Street View
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An elephant comes to visit a safari camp in the Okavango Delta  Botswana
An elephant comes to visit a safari camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Video screen capture
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Survival is calling for a boycott of Botswana diamonds
until the Bushmen are allowed water. © Surv...
Survival is calling for a boycott of Botswana diamonds until the Bushmen are allowed water. © Survival
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Bushman mother and child
© Alexandra Bagge/Survival
Bushman mother and child © Alexandra Bagge/Survival
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Gana Bushman at Molapo in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve  Botswana
Gana Bushman at Molapo in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
© Fiona Watson/Survival
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Dereck and Beverly Joubert have dedicated their lives to photographing and filming big cats.
Dereck and Beverly Joubert have dedicated their lives to photographing and filming big cats.
Photo courtesy of Beverly and Dereck Joubert
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Bushman mother and children at Gope  before
their eviction to a resettlement camp. ©Survival
Bushman mother and children at Gope, before their eviction to a resettlement camp. ©Survival
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Donkey in Botswana caught on the Google Maps Street View camera.
Donkey in Botswana caught on the Google Maps Street View camera.
Google Maps Street View
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