Tag - botswana



President of China Xi Jinping and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa attend the China-Africa Leaders' Roundtable Dialogue on the last day of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Aug. 24, 2023.
May 28, 2024
Post-COVID, China is back in Africa and doubling down on minerals
While new Chinese investment in Africa increased 114% last year, it was centered on minerals essential to the global energy transition and China's plans to revive its economy.
Of the five nations in Southern Africa where elephants live, a survey has found that Botswana has the largest elephant population with 131,909.
Sep 1, 2023
More elephants in Southern Africa than previously thought: survey
The aerial survey done using seven fixed-wing aircraft covered Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Japan Times
Sep 28, 2021
Global vaccine access body to revamp rules after giving U.K. more than Botswana
The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) has largely allocated doses among its members according to population size — regardless of their vaccination coverage.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 16, 2019
Botswana bans pro hunting pair after killing of research elephant
Botswana's government has revoked the licenses of two professional hunters who shot dead a research elephant and then destroyed its collar to try to hide the evidence.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2019
Botswana government to appeal court ruling that legalized gay sex
Botswana's government will appeal a high court ruling that decriminalized homosexuality, potentially resuscitating a law that punished gay sex by up to seven years in prison.
Japan Times
Apr 26, 2019
Largest uncut diamond in recent history found in Botswana mine
Lucara Diamond Corp. has unearthed the largest uncut diamond in recent history in its Karowe mine in Botswana, the Canadian company said on Thursday, beating its own record discovery from November 2015 that it struggled to sell for nearly two years.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 16, 2016
Prize for 'outstanding African leadership' again finds no winner
Organizers of a $5 million prize for former African leaders that aims to shine a spotlight on democracy and outstanding leadership has again failed to find a winner after no one met the criteria.


Akiko Trush says her experience with the neurological disorder dystonia left her feeling like she wanted to chop her own hand off.
The neurological disorder that 'kills culture'