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Poachers are hunting rhinos in Botswana and South Africa for their horns which are wrongly believed to have medical value.  By STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (AFP/File)

Nearly 50 rhinos killed in Botswana in 10 months as poaching surges

Feb 24, 2020

At least 46 rhinos have been slaughtered in Botswana in 10 months, a government official said on Monday as the southern ...

Feb 7, 2020

Botswana, home to the world's largest elephant population, on Friday held its first major auction for trophy elephant hu ...

Feb 7, 2020

Botswana, home to the world's largest elephant population, on Friday was set to hold its first major auction for trophy ...

Feb 6, 2020

Botswana on Friday will hold its first major auction for trophy elephant hunting quotas since controversially scrapping ...

Jan 29, 2020

Botswana's court of appeal on Wednesday dismissed an opposition bid to challenge election results that enabled Presiden ...

Jan 17, 2020

Packed with protein and calcium, mopane worms are a delicacy in Botswana, where they are stirred into chunky tomato ...

Jan 8, 2020

Botswana's court of appeal on Wednesday ruled in favour of hearing an opposition bid to throw out general election resul ...

Dec 24, 2019

A high court in Botswana's capital Tuesday dismissed the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change's (UDC) call to have ...

Dec 24, 2019

Thirteen rhinos have been poached in Botswana in the last two months, the tourism ministry said, as the government tries ...

Dec 13, 2019

Animal campaigners demanded on Friday that a Botswana hunter's licence be revoked after an elephant was killed despite b ...

Dec 12, 2019

A Botswana ruling party member has claimed to have taken part in vote rigging during the October election that allowed P ...

Dec 11, 2019

Botswana's former President Ian Khama has hit back against corruption allegations, vowing to sue a lead investigator for ...

Nov 26, 2019

Botswana's largest opposition on Tuesday said it had filed a legal challenge against the outcome of last month's parliam ...

Nov 18, 2019

Botswana's president announced on Monday the government will by December start issuing trophy hunting licences after it ...

Nov 1, 2019

Botswana's newly reelected President Mokgweetsi Masisi was sworn in on Friday during a ceremony snubbed by his predecess ...

Oct 28, 2019

Modern humans emerged 200,000 years ago in a region of northern Botswana, scientists claimed Monday, in what appeared to ...

Oct 25, 2019

Incumbent president Mokgweetsi Masisi on Friday won a five-year term in Botswana's elections which saw his ruling party ...

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