Many carnivores are ambush predators. Being seen by their prey can lead to them abandoning the hunt. In a new study we describe how painting eyes on the backsides of livestock can protect them from attack.
Genetic analysis has traced the evolutionary footsteps of modern humans all the way back to a prehistoric wetland that spanned parts of modern-day Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
If the ruling party is defeated next week, will the country lose its reputation for regional stability?
Africa’s democracies have grown stronger during a period in which the world is backsliding on democracy.
By placing less emphasis on public opinion, and questioning public morality as the basis of its decision, the latest High Court decision shows that times have indeed changed.
Botswana has decriminalised homosexuality. The country’s High Court overturned a colonial-era law which punished homosexual conduct by up to seven years in prison. The decriminalisation now places Botswana among a minority list of African countries where homosexuality is not punishable by law.
Botswana publicised as one of Africa’s most democratic nations outlawed homosexuality under the country’s penal code since 1965 until now. The country becomes the latest African country to decriminalise same sex sexual conduct.
A report by Elephants Without Borders show that the poaching of elephants in Botswana has increased sharply in recent times. This follows certain changes in policy by President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s administration.
Botswana has been an unparalleled elephant conservation success story. That seems to be changing.