Global summit in Botswana tackles illegal wildlife trade

Politicians, activists and conservation experts meeting in Botswana on Wednesday vowed to fight the booming illegal wildlife trade that is decimating populations of elephants, rhinos and other threatened species.

African elephants could be extinct in the wild within a few decades, warn experts
African elephants could be extinct in the wild within a few decades, warn experts

African elephants could be extinct in the wild within a few decades, experts warned on Monday at a major conservation summit in Botswana that highlighted an alarming decline in numbers due to poaching for ivory.

Time running out for wild elephants say experts

 African elephants could be extinct in the wild within a few decades, experts warned on Monday at a major conservation summit in Botswana that highlighted an alarming decline in numbers due to poaching for ivory.

11 Zimbabweans killed in Botswana accident

At least 11 Zimbabwean immigrants died in a road accident in Botswana after the vehicle they were travelling in hit a tree early Monday, police said.

Botswana court thwarts president`s plans to tap brother as VP

Botswana`s government says it will accept a court ruling that effectively thwarts President`s Ian Khama`s bid to appoint his brother as vice-president.

Botswana Prez re-elected despite strong opposition challenge

Botswana President Ian Khama saw off the biggest challenge posed by the opposition since independence, winning a second term in power on Sunday as his ruling party secured a majority at the polls.

Botswana president's party secures election victory

Botswana`s ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) secured 33 of 57 parliament seats in national elections, initial results showed, putting President Ian Khama at the helm for a second five-year term.

Botswana ruling party leads in early election results

Botswana`s ruling party was leading in most local council constituencies as general election results trickled in Saturday, but opposition parties made a strong showing in the capital, the electoral commission said.

Nijel Amos beats David Rudisha again, Lashawn Merritt cruises home
Nijel Amos beats David Rudisha again, Lashawn Merritt cruises home

Botswana`s Nijel Amos repeated his Commonwealth Games win over Olympic champion David Rudisha in the men`s 800 metres at the Weltklasse meeting in Zurich on Thursday.

Former world champion Amantle Montsho fails doping test

Former world champion Amantle Montsho has failed a doping test following her fourth finish at the women`s 400m at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 July 29.

Amos wins, Rudisha seventh at Prefontaine

London Olympic runner-up Nijel Amos of Botswana won the 800 meters Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic in a 2014 world-best time while long-injured reigning Olympic champion David Rudisha finished seventh.

FIFA conducts management course in Botswana

The world football governing body FIFA Monday opened a management and administration course in Botswana as a way of improving the level of the game in the country through commercialisation.

Botswana severs ties with North Korea

The government of Botswana announced Wednesday it has decided to terminate diplomatic and consular relations with North Korea in the light of "human rights violations" in the country.

South Africa recall Serero for Brazil match

South Africa recalled controversial midfielder Thulani Serero Friday for a March 5 Soweto friendly against 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil.

Missing Mozambican plane likely crashed: Police

A Mozambican Airlines plane that went missing with 34 people on board likely crashed over inhospitable bush in northeastern Namibia, police said early Saturday as they searched for the jet.

Mozambique Airlines plane crashes in Namibia, killing 34

A Mozambique Airlines plane en route to Angola crashed in a game park in northeast Namibia killing all 34 people on board, Namibian police said on Saturday.

Botswana beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in friendly

Botswana beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in a friendly match that was part of the country`s Independence Day celebrations here.

NASA satellites used to predict zebra migrations

Researchers are using cues gleaned from GPS tracking and NASA satellite data to predict when the zebras will be on the move, a powerful tool for the conservation of the animal.

South Africa`s World Cup dreams alive after Ethiopia penalised

South Africa kept their hopes alive of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals as FIFA penalised Ethiopia for fielding a suspended player.

Botswana plan to end FIFA World Cup qualifiers on a high

Botswana may be out of the race for the 2014 FIFA World Cup after losing to Ethiopia but coach Stanley Tshosane plans to win the remaining two matches of the qualifiers.