Record ivory seizures point to trafficking rise
SIZED ivory seizures have reached record highs this year. This might be bad news for elephants, indicating a rise in poaching, or it could be a sign of better enforcement, according to a report released this week at the African Elephant Summit in Gaborone, Botswana.
Countries pledge to save elephants
Key countries where illegal ivory trade thrives have pledged urgent measures to try to halt the poaching and secure elephant populations across Africa .
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Obama shifts $100 million into funding AIDS research
Politico44 announced on Dec. 2, 2013 that President Obama has committed $100 million in funding for research to find a cure for AIDs.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
News of the day From Across the Globe, December 3
Authorities used a crane to remove the wreckage from the roof of the Clutha pub where it crashed Friday night, killing nine people.
The New Zealand Herald
Africa's elephants threatened by killings: report
As many as 20 percent of Africa's elephants could be killed in the next 10 years if illegal poaching continues at the current rate, according to new data released Monday at the opening of the Elephant Summit in Botswana.
African elephant survival tops agenda at...
African ministers and experts are meeting this week in Botswana to chart ways to stamp out a spike in elephant killings fuelled by a growing demand for ivory in Asia.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Rosie to take on alleged puncher
Rosie Motene will be returning to the country she fled over the weekend to take on the Motswana socialite who allegedly punched her in the face, fracturing her nose.
Kenya: KQ to Fly More Times in December
Kenya Airways has increased its weekly flight frequency to 11 destinations for December to cope with an anticipated increase in demand during the festive season.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
SA actress assaulted in Botswana - report
Gwede Mantashe should understand that living in a clean, world class province is a sign that we have been tasting freedom, says Anneke Scheepers .
Fri Nov 29, 2013
African elephant survival top at Botswana talks...
African ministers and experts meet next week in Botswana to chart ways to stamp out a spike in elephant killings fuelled by a growing demand for ivory in Asia.
Zimbabwe: Global Diamond Players Flock to Zimbabwe
INTERNATIONAL diamond players, including Botswana registered company First Element Diamond Services , are flocking to Zimbabwe for opportunities to exploit the country's vast diamond deposits, businessdigest has learnt.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
The Straits Times
Kenya launches $17.3b China-built railway to boost trade
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a guard of honour mounted by the Botswana Defence Force soldiers for an official visit at the Sir Seretse Khama International airport in Gaborone, on Nov 6, 2013.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
The Northern Miner
Lucara's Karowe a veritable cash machine
The Vancouver-based company's stock has been one of the rare bright spots in an otherwise morose mining sector as it has gained 140% since January.
Former Botswana President Won Prize for Ceding Power
"Festus G. Mogae, trained as an economist, was Botswana's president for two terms."
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Tsodilo Resources Limited Exploration Program Update
Toronto, Ontario CANADA, November 26, 2013 /FSC/ - Tsodilo Resources Limited , is pleased to provide an update of its Botswana Iron Ore exploration activities, as well as its general Botswana exploration programs July through October 2013 Iron Ore exploration holes were drilled during the period totaling 4,968.75 meters.
Ultimate Safari Planner
For many, an African safari represents a once-in-a-lifetime dream trip. We've rounded up some of the best that the continent has to offer, but with a warning that after you've experienced any of these safari adventures, once in a lifetime - or, for that matter, one entire lifetime - may just not be enough.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Botswana: Botswana Will Certainly Reap Huge Benefits From Its Diamonds...
Bank of Botswana governor and permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning are upbeat that Botswana will certainly reap huge benefits from its diamonds now that downstream activiti...es are undertaken locally.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
The Motley Fool
With Diamonds, Even the Haystack Is Hard to Find
Ever searched for that needle in a haystack? It's child's play compared to finding diamonds.
Botswana: Morupule B Experiences Challenges
The country's 600 MW Morupule B Power Station is experiencing technical challenges resulting in the recent power rationing exercises being carried throughout the country.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Teeling sees jungle bling next year
In early January 2014 the first ground phase of our joint venture with Alrosa will begin when four Russian geologists will start fieldwork on PL117 in the remote jungle Orapa area of Botswana.