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Mass elephant deaths in Botswana's Okavango Delta region baffle scientists; no sign of poaching
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Mass elephant deaths in Botswana's Okavango Delta region baffle scientists; no sign of poaching

A cluster of elephant deaths was first reported in the Okavango Delta in early May, with 169 animals found dead. By mid-June, the number had more than doubled, with 70 percent of the deaths happening around water holes

Botswana HC decriminalises homosexuality, overturns colonial-era law punishing gay sex up to seven years in prison
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Botswana HC decriminalises homosexuality, overturns colonial-era law punishing gay sex up to seven years in prison

Botswana’s ruling comes after Kenya’s high court upheld its law banning gay sex, keeping same sex relations punishable by 14 years in jail, drawing strong criticism from the United Nations and rights activists.

India-South Africa Business Summit 2018: Huge potential for trade; govt ready to assist in development, says Suresh Prabhu
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India-South Africa Business Summit 2018: Huge potential for trade; govt ready to assist in development, says Suresh Prabhu

Efforts are on to find out how the credit extended for project financing in some of the South African countries can be further improved.

'Visit Shithole': How African countries are using Donald Trump's racist jibe to promote tourism
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'Visit Shithole': How African countries are using Donald Trump's racist jibe to promote tourism

First, there was outrage in Africa at US president Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent. Now some governments and tourism operators are humorously exploiting it to promote Africa's many attractions

China says ties with Botswana to progress after Dalai Lama cancels visit to African nation
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China says ties with Botswana to progress after Dalai Lama cancels visit to African nation

Days after the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama cancelled his visit to Botswana, China said its ties with the African country will progress smoothly.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Isaac Makwala seeks 200M glory after withstanding illness, humiliation
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Isaac Makwala seeks 200M glory after withstanding illness, humiliation

Makwala now has two days of forced rest more than Van Niekerk and if the semi-finals are any indication then the South African is tiring. Makwala is the favorite to win gold.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Isaac Makwala rebounds from illness to qualify for 200m final
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Isaac Makwala rebounds from illness to qualify for 200m final

Botswana's Isaac Makwala admitted to being heartbroken and fuelled by anger as he ran two rounds of the 200 metres – one on his own – to reach the final at the world championships on Wednesday.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Wayde van Niekerk enters 200m final to keep double hopes alive
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Wayde van Niekerk enters 200m final to keep double hopes alive

Wayde van Niekerk's hopes of a golden double remain on course as the newly-crowned world 400m champion scraped into the final of the 200m on Wednesday.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Karsten Warholm, Phyllis Francis stun favourites to take gold
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Karsten Warholm, Phyllis Francis stun favourites to take gold

Norway's Karsten Warholm and Phyllis Francis produced sublime performances to stun the favourites and take gold at the athletics world championships on Wednesday.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Isaac Makwala strolls into 200m semis with successful solo run
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Isaac Makwala strolls into 200m semis with successful solo run

Makwala had been barred from running in Tuesday's 400m final after being diagnosed with the stomach ailment on Monday — which under English health recommendations requires 48 hours' quarantine.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Wayde van Niekerk wishes he could give 400m gold to Isaac Makwala
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Wayde van Niekerk wishes he could give 400m gold to Isaac Makwala

South African runner Wayde van Niekerk said he felt disappointed when he learnt about Botswanan runner Issac Makwala's exclusion and that he wished he could give his gold medal to Makwala.

World Athletics Championships 2017: Isaac Makwala barred from 400m as he needed to be quarantined, say IAAF
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World Athletics Championships 2017: Isaac Makwala barred from 400m as he needed to be quarantined, say IAAF

IAAF issued a statement after the Botswana team claimed the 30-year-old Makwala was fit and healthy and should not have been turned away from the warm-up track ahead of the final.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Wayde van Niekerk defends 400m title, Sam Kendricks wins gold
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Wayde van Niekerk defends 400m title, Sam Kendricks wins gold

South African Wayde van Niekerk got his bid for an audacious 200/400m double off to a flying start when he defended his one-lap title in London.

Highlights, IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, Results, Day 5 in London: Niekerk defends 400m gold, targets 200m next
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Highlights, IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, Results, Day 5 in London: Niekerk defends 400m gold, targets 200m next

Catch all the live updates and results from Day 5 of the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships as South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk eyes a double, while Tori Bowie hopes to shine again.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Isaac Makwala ruled out of 400m final after norovirus outbreak
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Isaac Makwala ruled out of 400m final after norovirus outbreak

Botswanan star Isaac Makwala was withdrawn from the world 400m final on Tuesday after an outbreak of the norovirus bug at a hotel hosting athletes at the IAAF World Championships.

China slams Botswana for going ahead with Dalai Lama's visit; says will not accept foreign interference
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China slams Botswana for going ahead with Dalai Lama's visit; says will not accept foreign interference

China on Wednesday slammed Botswana for going ahead with the Dalai Lama's visit despite its strong objection, saying it will not accept foreign countries' interference in China's internal affairs and harming Beijing's interests.

Dalai Lama's visit to Botswana in August risk may strain ties with China
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Dalai Lama's visit to Botswana in August risk may strain ties with China

The Dalai Lama will visit Botswana in August and meet with President Ian Khama, Botswana officials confirmed, in a trip likely to anger China, a key investor across Africa and its largest trade partner.

BEL and Botswana deny holding any hackathon to test EVM machines
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BEL and Botswana deny holding any hackathon to test EVM machines

Botswana, which is interested in buying EVMs from India denied that an attempt was made to check if the EVMs could be hacked.

Size matters: Largest diamond in over a century found in Botswana
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Size matters: Largest diamond in over a century found in Botswana

A 1,111 carat "high quality diamond" has been discovered at a mine in Botswana, said to be the biggest find in more than a century, according to the mine company.

African elephants may be extinct in 20 years
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African elephants may be extinct in 20 years

African elephants could be extinct in the wild within a few decades, experts warned on Monday at a major conservation summit in Botswana.