Stories about Botswana
Seven African governments employ surveillance spyware, says new study
Equatorial Guinea, Botswana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe have employed surveillance technology from Circles, a firm affiliated with Israel's NSO Group, according to the report by Citizen Lab.
Four southern African nations petition to lift the international ivory trade ban
The proposal to lift the ivory trade ban has released a clash between elephant conservationists and those who favor the practice, citing economic reasons.
Africans ‘School’ US President on Good Governance After ‘Shithole’ Comment Sparks Global Outrage
"Yes, Africa [has] problems. We don't dispute it. But name calling & outright disrespect by the very nation that has stripped off its resources for years is totally crossing it."
Is Exposing Corruption Becoming a Crime in Botswana?
Does it matter how journalists get hold of public information to expose corruption?
Are These Wild Ideas Our Last Hope for Saving Africa's Rhinos?
From fake horns to relocation, today’s wildlife protectors are enlisting new — and often unproven — strategies to save endangered species.
Less Than 10% of Rural Sub-Saharan Africans Have Access to Electricity. What's Being Done to Change That?
Fifteen percent of the world's population lives in Africa, yet they represent only 3 percent of global electricity consumption. Organizations are carrying out various electrification projects to wire the continent.
Rapper Ja Rule Is the New $23,000 Face for Botswana Diamonds
Diamonds are the country's main export, and some web users were not thrilled to have the rapper promoting them.
10 Dishes From Sub-Saharan Africa Everyone Needs to Try
To celebrate Global Voices' Food Month, take a look at these ten mouthwatering recipes from Sub-Saharan Africa, like injera, a spongy flat bread.
“Another Face of Africa”: Call for Photos, Stories
A group of young volunteers from southern Germany, many of whom have lived in Africa, are calling for photos, essays, videos, blog posts or poems by locals of five major African cities: Lagos, Addis Ababa, Gaborone, Kigali and Kinshasa. With a forthcoming exhibition called “Sichtwechsel,” their goal is to show...
African Thinkers Blog Competition
Africa Brains announces African Thinkers blog competition with a chance to win $50. It’s now time to announce the first topic which is “How did Technology influence your Education?” Let us know about the technology available when you were at school or college? How have things changed since? Were you...
Botswana: Stealing of the ‘Bushman's Secrets’
MyWeku reviews a documentary about stealing of the San “Bushman's secrets”: This dcoumentary [sic] paints a sad picture of how Unilever, a company that markets itself as “ the world’s largest ice cream manufacturer,” is now ironically stripping bare the Bushman’s secrets to market as a weight loss product.
10 Best African Food Blogs
MyWeku compiles a list of 10 best African food blogs for 2013: “There are seemingly a million food blogs out there, but only a handful showcase African food. Even so it has still been a struggle to pick 10 of our favourites for this year (2013).”
Voting for the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa
A yearly competition has been launched for the public to vote for entries into the list of the new seven natural wonders of Africa. The voting is currently underway. Some natural wonders were omitted from the shortlist so a few bloggers added their own suggestions in their blogs. Here are some of the photographs:
Africa: Improving Governance and Accountability with New Media
L. Abena Annan speaks with Kwami Ahiabenu,II from African Elections Project about the impact of new media technologies in coverage of elections in Africa. African Elections Project enhances the ability of journalists, citizen journalists and the news media to use new media tools to monitor and cover elections.
Botswana: Review: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
Nana reviews The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, an interesting detective story set in Botswana: “It is unique, in that it brings both the old and the new together. It is not superfluous with its description of Africa as a tomb for the death and the dying and only inhabited...
Botswana: Botswana Forerunner for MDG7
Edmund Smith-Asante observes that Botswana is the only African country most likely to approach the MDG7 (achieving universal access to water by 2015): “Botswana currently experiences 89 under-five sanitation-related deaths yearly, the lowest on the African continent, saves 14 under-five lives annually with its current rate of investment in the...
Botswana: Love in the Shadows
Love in the Shadows is a new book by Lauri, a writer and blogger living in Botswana: “For the first time I'm trying my hand at a thriller/romance. Here's the blurb: Songbird Kedi Taukobong is living her dream. Enormously successful as an Afro-pop musician, she travels the continent performing to...
Spain: King Juan Carlos and the Elephant in Botswana
Days after Felipe Juan Froilan accidentally shot himself in the foot during shooting practice, his grandfather, King Juan Carlos I of Spain, fell while he was hunting and broke his pelvis. This would have been minor news, had it not been for the fact that he was hunting elephants in Botswana on...
Africa: Do You Need a Handbook For Bush Flying?
“Low timer pilots handbook to bush flying?,” Bush Pilot in Swakopund asks: “I was wondering if any of you would be interested in an e-book that has all the information about the where's, how's and what's of the job hunt in Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania (and also some other information I...
Africa: Highs and Lows of the 2012 African Cup of Nations
People unite around their national football teams in Africa more than anywhere else in the world. In the fervour surrounding the 2012 African Cup of Nations, there are two points that attract the attention of bloggers. The first is the absence of the usual great nations of African football and the second is that of the complicated issue surrounding bonuses.
Africa: 2012 Cup of Nations Delivers Many Surprises
The first round of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations has been full of surprises as tournament favourites, such as Senegal and Morocco, have already been eliminated. Tweets from around Africa show how the whole continent has been captivated by the tournament.