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News Botswana: Botswana Investigates ‘Mysterious Deaths' of 275 Elephants

Published on: Friday 03 July 2020
Botswana Investigates ‘Mysterious Deaths' of 275 Elephants
News source: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/mysterious-deaths-of-elephants-under-investigation-in-botswana/2498247/

Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses _ 275 _ found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks ...

News Botswana: Officials investigate 'mysterious' death of hundreds of elephants in Botswana

Published on: Friday 03 July 2020
Officials investigate 'mysterious' death of hundreds of elephants in Botswana
News source: https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/505782-officials-investigate-mysterious-deaths-of-more-than-350-elephants

Officials in Botswana are investigating the mysterious deaths of hundreds of elephants in the Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation within the past three months.

News Botswana: Fighting fire with fire: Botswana adopts Indigenous Australians’ ancient burning tradition

Published on: Wednesday 17 June 2020
Fighting fire with fire: Botswana adopts Indigenous Australians’ ancient burning tradition
News source: https://theconversation.com/fighting-fire-with-fire-botswana-adopts-indigenous-australians-ancient-burning-tradition-135363

As the bushfire royal commission examines whether to expand the use of indigenous fire techniques, overseas countries are already on board.

News Botswana: Botswana investigates 154 elephant deaths, rules out poaching

Published on: Monday 15 June 2020
Botswana investigates 154 elephant deaths, rules out poaching
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/botswana-investigates-154-elephant-deaths-121706380.html

Botswana is investigating the mysterious deaths of at least 154 elephants over two months in the northwest of the country, a wildlife official said on Monday, although poaching or poisoning have been ruled out. Further investigations have also ruled out poisoning by humans and anthrax, which sometimes

News Botswana: Fighting fire with fire: how Botswana is adopting the ancient burning of Indigenous Australians

Published on: Wednesday 17 June 2020
Fighting fire with fire: how Botswana is adopting the ancient burning of Indigenous Australians
News source: https://theconversation.com/fighting-fire-with-fire-how-botswana-is-adopting-the-ancient-burning-of-indigenous-australians-135363

As the bushfire royal commission examines whether to expand the use of indigenous fire techniques, overseas countries are already on board.

News Botswana: Poaching Forces Botswana to Dehorn, Translocate Rhinos

Published on: Thursday 18 June 2020
Poaching Forces Botswana to Dehorn, Translocate Rhinos
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/poaching-forces-botswana-dehorn-translocate-rhinos

Botswana has begun dehorning its wild rhinoceros population in a bid to save them from poachers.  Botswana wildlife officials say poachers killed 56 rhinos in the last two years for their horns, which fetch a high price in Asian markets.  Botswana since April has been relocating its black rhinos, which are critically endangered, to a secret location. The country's acting director of Wildlife and National Parks, Cyril Taolo, says at least 56 rhinos have been poached in the last two years.   As a result, Botswana has decided to dehorn and translocate all the rhinos in the vast Okavango Delta to a

News Botswana: Over 150 Elephants Have Died In Mysterious Circumstances In Botswana

Published on: Tuesday 16 June 2020
Over 150 Elephants Have Died In Mysterious Circumstances In Botswana
News source: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/over-150-elephants-have-died-in-mysterious-circumstances-in-botswana/

Over 150 elephants have mysteriously died in Botswana over the past few months. Both poaching and poisoning have been ruled out, leaving wildlife officials ...

News Botswana: Botswana capital on lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge

Published on: Friday 12 June 2020
Botswana capital on lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge
News source: https://www.nation.co.ke/kenya/news/africa/botswana-capital-on-lockdown-as-covid-19-cases-surge-655026

Botswana went on a countrywide lockdown from beginning of April until end of May and only opened up fully at the beginning of June. PHOTO | AFP Botswana's capital city Gaborone was placed on a total ...

News Botswana: Botswana’s Capital City Back on COVID-19 Lockdown

Published on: Friday 12 June 2020
Botswana’s Capital City Back on COVID-19 Lockdown
News source: https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/botswanas-capital-city-back-covid-19-lockdown

Botswana’s director of health services, Dr Malaki Tshipayagae, announced Friday that the capital, Gaborone, will return to extreme lockdown after eight new COVID-19 cases at a private hospital. “We are concerned because we did not know if it is a communal infection or a hospital-acquired infection, or [it] indicates significant local transmission, or whether there is some form of contamination at the facility,” Tshipayagae said.

News Botswana: From Botswana to Delaware

Published on: Thursday 04 June 2020
From Botswana to Delaware
News source: https://www.udel.edu/udaily/2020/june/botswana-delaware-doctoral-student/

University of Delaware doctoral student Goabaone Jaqueline Ramatlapeng is studying hydrogeochemistry in UD’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. She traveled to Cameroon with UD Prof. Eliot ...

News Botswana: Botswana Schools Reopen Amid Concerns Over Preparedness

Published on: Friday 05 June 2020
Botswana Schools Reopen Amid Concerns Over Preparedness
News source: https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/botswana-schools-reopen-amid-concerns-over-preparedness

Public schools in Botswana re-opened this week, after a two-month break due to COVID-19, but some remained closed as they failed to meet new safety requirements. This week, Botswana reopened schools following the end of a seven-week lockdown on May 21. While the government made efforts to upgrade facilities at public schools, some were not ready on the day of reopening on Tuesday. Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions secretary general, Tabokani Rari said the reopening should have been delayed.     “The best solution in our view is that we should push the deadline or the timeline for

News Botswana: Coronavirus drives De Beers to shift diamond viewings from Botswana

Published on: Thursday 28 May 2020
Coronavirus drives De Beers to shift diamond viewings from Botswana
News source: https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-drives-beers-shift-diamond-144944394.html

Global diamond giant, De Beers is working with Botswana's government to temporarily move viewings to places closer to international diamond centres, with sales still recorded in the country, to try to restart trading hit by coronavirus travel restrictions. Anglo American unit De Beers sells 90

News Botswana: Botswana's COVID Border Checks Rile Truck Drivers

Published on: Monday 25 May 2020
Botswana's COVID Border Checks Rile Truck Drivers
News source: https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/botswanas-covid-border-checks-rile-truck-drivers

Botswana’s strict COVID-19 border checks have riled truck drivers, who say they spend days waiting to be cleared. Botswana has so far confirmed only 35 COVID-19 cases and one death but began requiring the border testing amid rising concerns about imported infections. Truck drivers are growing frustrated with long delays at Botswana’s borders due to required COVID-19 testing.      The truckers say they wait for up to five days before being cleared to deliver goods in Botswana, or transit through the country.

News Botswana: Meghan Markle recreated Botswana camping trip for Harry’s birthday

Published on: Friday 22 May 2020
Meghan Markle recreated Botswana camping trip for Harry’s birthday
News source: https://pagesix.com/2020/05/23/meghan-markle-recreates-botswana-camping-trip-for-harrys-birthday/

Last September, Markle reportedly managed to recreate the Botswana camping trip that made them fall in love in their very own backyard a source told People.

News Botswana: Botswana probes mysterious death of 12 elephants

Published on: Tuesday 19 May 2020
Botswana probes mysterious death of 12 elephants
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/botswana-probes-mysterious-death-12-elephants-172501338.html

Botswana is probing the mysterious deaths of a dozen elephants in the country's famed Okavango Delta, the tourism ministry said Tuesday, ruling out poaching because the animals' valuable tusks were not missing. The landlocked southern African country which boasts the world's largest elephant

News Botswana: Botswana investigates mystery deaths of dozens of elephants

Published on: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Botswana investigates mystery deaths of dozens of elephants
News source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/botswana-investigates-mystery-deaths-of-dozens-of-elephants-d8bx92fnc

Botswana is investigating the mysterious deaths of dozens of elephants in the country’s treasured Okavango Delta.Twelve carcasses have been discovered in the past week, all with their valuable tusks ...

News Botswana: Struggling Sex Workers in Botswana Receive Food Aid

Published on: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Struggling Sex Workers in Botswana Receive Food Aid
News source: https://dailytimes.com.pk/611727/struggling-sex-workers-in-botswana-receive-food-aid/

More than 800 sex workers across Botswana will receive food hampers donated by non-governmental organizations this week, with priority ...

News Botswana: Botswana's struggling sex workers get food aid

Published on: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Botswana's struggling sex workers get food aid
News source: https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/africa/Botswana-s-struggling-sex-workers-get-food-aid-950950

2020-05-13 - More than 800 sex workers across Botswana will receive food hampers donated by non-governmental organizations this week, with priority given to migrants; those who are HIV-positive and those with young children.