Botswana

Hundreds of Elephants Mysteriously Die in Botswana

Hundreds of elephants have died mysteriously in Botswana's famed Okavango Delta, the head of the wildlife department said Thursday, ruling out poaching as the tusks were found intact. The landlocked southern African country has the world's largest elephant population, estimated to be around 130,000. "We have had a report of 356 dead elephants in the area north of the Okavango Delta and we have confirmed 275...

Zimbabwean Man Vanishes after Murdering his Partner in Botswana

Botswana police in Tutume are looking for a yet to be identified Zimbabwean man who allegedly murdered his 27-year-old live-in partner in the country before vanishing. Tutume Police Station commander, superintendent Jerry Halahala said that they are searching for the suspect whose identity is still unknown. Though the police are on a manhunt for the suspect, reports show that it is a hard task at hand...

Teenage Girl Facing Charges for Aborting Child

Police in Botswana are investigating an incident in which a 16-year-old girl is alleged to have committed abortion with the alleged help of her 19-year-old boyfriend. Confirming the incident, Letlhakane Station Commander Michael Maphephu said that last week they arrested a 19-year–old young man in connection with defilement after he allegedly assisted his teenage girlfriend to terminate pregnancy. He said that prior to the young man’s...

19-Year-Old Girl Kills Her Lover With A Scissors Following A Misunderstanding

In an overwhelming episode that left the country in stun, a 19-year-old Motswana lady, identified as Koketso Mswanti, killed her 24-year-old boyfriend with scissors following a misunderstanding. According to the Station Commander at Broadhurst Police, Gaborone, Obusitswe Lokae, the young man was stabbed by scissors and later admitted at Princess Marina hospital, and was discharged but unfortunately died at home two days later. “The young man...

Botswana President Fires Senior Government Officials For Mishandling Coronavirus

The President of Botswana Eric Mokgweetsi Masisi has fired two senior officials in the Ministry of Health for mishandling the coronavirus (Covid-19) preparedness and response. President Masisi has fired with immediate effect the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Solomon M Sekwakwa as well as the Deputy Permanent Secretary Dr Morrison Sinvula. Below is the press release released on Wednesday morning from the...

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