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News Botswana Southern: Not poisoned, not poached: Mystery surrounds death of 154 elephants in Botswana

Published on: Monday 15 June 2020
Not poisoned, not poached: Mystery surrounds death of 154 elephants in Botswana
News source: https://www.rt.com/news/491930-musterious-death-botswana-elephants/

The deaths of over 150 elephants is being investigated in Botswana, southern Africa, where an official investigation has so far ruled out poaching and poisoning as factors in the huge mammals’ mysterious demise.

News Botswana Southern: Botswana: Welfare Support Key Beyond COVID-19

Published on: Wednesday 24 June 2020
Botswana: Welfare Support Key Beyond COVID-19
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/202006250060.html

There is need for Botswana Netball Association (BONA) executive committee to consider the importance of good leadership, welfare support and behaviour beyond COVID-19.

News Botswana Southern: Botswana president tests negative, exits quarantine

Published on: Sunday 05 April 2020
Botswana president tests negative, exits quarantine
News source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/04/botswana-president-tests-negative-exits-quarantine/

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Wednesday was released from isolation at home after testing negative for coronavirus, the presidency said. The southern African country’s leader went into a ...

News Botswana Southern: Botswana President Wants to Extend COVID-19 State of Emergency to Six Months

Published on: Monday 06 April 2020
Botswana President Wants to Extend COVID-19 State of Emergency to Six Months
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/botswana-president-wants-extend-covid-19-state-emergency-six-months

Botswana's president has proposed extending a state of emergency in the southern African country to last six months. President Mokgweetsi Masisi says the measure is needed because people are not complying with restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

News Botswana Southern: Poachers Kill More Rhinos as Coronavirus Halts Tourism to Africa

Published on: Wednesday 08 April 2020
Poachers Kill More Rhinos as Coronavirus Halts Tourism to Africa
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/science/coronavirus-poaching-rhinos.html

Since South Africa announced a national lockdown on March 23 to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, Mr. Jacobs has had to respond to a rhino poaching incident nearly every day. On March 25, he ...

News Botswana Southern: East Africa or Southern, for Your First Safari Experience?

Published on: Tuesday 17 March 2020
East Africa or Southern, for Your First Safari Experience?
News source: https://jewishjournal.com/commentary/blogs/312213/east-africa-or-southern-for-your-first-safari-experience/

Seeing these incredible animals up close is nothing short of magical! Southern Africa, the southernmost region of the African continent, comprises of amongst others; Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, ...

News Botswana Southern: Botswana opposition wins right to challenge election result

Published on: Tuesday 07 January 2020
Botswana opposition wins right to challenge election result
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/botswana-opposition-wins-challenge-election-result-112011037.html

Botswana's court of appeal on Wednesday ruled in favour of hearing an opposition bid to throw out general election results after a lower court rejected their petition for lack of evidence. The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) won a sweeping majority in the October 23 polls, securing 38 out

News Botswana Southern: What Animals Live In Namibia?

Published on: Monday 13 January 2020
What Animals Live In Namibia?
News source: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-animals-live-in-namibia.html

The large ear flaps allow the elephant to reduce excess heat from its body. The savannah elephants are found in Namibia among other countries in southern and eastern Africa, such as South Africa, ...

News Botswana Southern: Botswana and Zimbabwe typify Africa’s diverse capital market challenges

Published on: Monday 13 January 2020
Botswana and Zimbabwe typify Africa’s diverse capital market challenges
News source: https://www.cityam.com/botswana-and-zimbabwe-typify-africas-diverse-capital-market-challenges/

Botswana is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world ... introducing market making and promoting cross-listings with other southern African countries. In 2019, the exchange launched a board ...

News Botswana Southern: Rhino poaching hits record levels in Botswana

Published on: Tuesday 24 December 2019
Rhino poaching hits record levels in Botswana
News source: https://www.efe.com/efe/english/portada/rhino-poaching-hits-record-levels-in-botswana/50000260-4138957

A total of 31 rhinos have been killed by poachers in Botswana in the last 15 months, the government reported on Tuesday.. Rhino poaching hits record levels in Botswana | Main | English edition | Agencia EFE

News Botswana Southern: El Niño-Southern oscillation and under-5 diarrhea in Botswana

Published on: Thursday 19 December 2019
El Niño-Southern oscillation and under-5 diarrhea in Botswana
News source: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-13584-6

Childhood diarrheal disease causes significant morbidity and mortality in low and middle-income countries, yet our ability to accurately predict diarrhea incidence remains limited. El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) has been shown to affect diarrhea dynamics in South America and Asia. However, understanding of its effects in sub-Saharan Africa, where the burden of under-5 diarrhea is high, remains inadequate. Here we investigate the connections between ENSO, local environmental conditions, and childhood diarrheal disease in Chobe District, Botswana. Our results demonstrate that La Niña conditions are associated with cooler temperatures, increased rainfall, and higher flooding in the Chobe region during the rainy season. In turn, La Niña conditions lagged 0–5 months are associated with higher than average incidence of under-5 diarrhea in the early rainy season. These findings demonstrate the potential use of ENSO as a long-lead prediction tool for childhood diarrhea in southern Africa. Here, Heaney et al. show that La Niña conditions are associated with higher than average incidence of childhood diarrheal disease in Botswana in the early rainy season. This finding could help to predict childhood diarrhea outbreaks in southern Africa.

News Botswana Southern: Research: DNA pinpoints region in northern Botswana as humanity’s birthplace

Published on: Saturday 28 December 2019
Research: DNA pinpoints region in northern Botswana as humanity’s birthplace
News source: https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2019/12/29/research-dna-pinpoints-region-in-northern-botswana-as-humanitys-birthplace/

This allowed the ancestral homeland to be pinpointed to a region (shown on the right in pale orange) south of the Zambezi River, centerd on northern Botswana. Chan et al ... We already know that ...

News Botswana Southern: Botswana urged to abolish death penalty after latest execution

Published on: Sunday 08 December 2019
Botswana urged to abolish death penalty after latest execution
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/dec/09/botswana-urged-to-abolish-death-penalty-after-latest-execution

Rights groups condemn hanging of Mooketsi Kgosibodiba and call on president to bring country into line with the rest of Africa ...

News Botswana Southern: Breaking down barriers: Cattle and wildlife compete in Southern Africa

Published on: Sunday 08 December 2019
Breaking down barriers: Cattle and wildlife compete in Southern Africa
News source: https://news.mongabay.com/2019/12/breaking-down-barriers-cattle-and-wildlife-compete-in-southern-africa/

But there’s a problem. “One of the key barriers to connected landscapes in many parts of Southern Africa are disease control fences,” says Steve Osofsky, a professor of wildlife health and health ...

News Botswana Southern: Humankind's ancestral 'homeland' pinpointed in Botswana

Published on: Monday 28 October 2019
Humankind's ancestral 'homeland' pinpointed in Botswana
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/humankinds-ancestral-homeland-pinpointed-botswana-212345820.html

A large ancient wetlands region spanning northern Botswana - once teeming with life but now dominated by desert and salt flats - may represent the ancestral homeland of all of the 7.7 billion people on Earth today, researchers said on Monday. A lake that at the time was Africa's largest - twice

News Botswana Southern: Botswana now the origin of humans

Published on: Tuesday 29 October 2019
Botswana now the origin of humans
News source: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20191029/Botswana-now-the-origin-of-humans.aspx

A group of scientists have reported their new theory that human life was first seen in northern Botswana, south of the Zambezi river in Africa, according to their article published in the journal Nature.

News Botswana Southern: Botswana Raises Alarm Over Unprecedented Surge in Rhino Poaching

Published on: Tuesday 08 October 2019
Botswana Raises Alarm Over Unprecedented Surge in Rhino Poaching
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/botswana-raises-alarm-over-unprecedented-091304284.html

(Bloomberg) -- Botswana raised the alarm over a “deeply worrying” surge in rhinoceros poaching after two of the animals were killed in one week, bringing the total number of rhino deaths to nine since April.While the size of the southern African nation’s wild rhino population is small compared to some

News Botswana Southern: Rhinos in Botswana being poached at alarming rate

Published on: Wednesday 09 October 2019
Rhinos in Botswana being poached at alarming rate
News source: https://torontosun.com/news/world/rhinos-in-botswana-being-poached-at-alarming-rate

The intensified slaughter of Botswana rhinos for trinkets and quack medicine could make the beasts extinct by 2021.So far since April, nine of the animals have been poached, the government announced.