July 3, 2020: one of the many elephants found dead in Botswana.
The death toll stands at nearly 400 elephants of both sexes and all ages.
As the bushfire royal commission examines whether to expand the use of indigenous fire techniques, overseas countries are already on board.
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According to the estimates by the World Health Organisation, Africa is one of two regions -- along with the Eastern Mediterranean region -- where smoking rates are on the rise.
The Mapungubwe Golden Rhino is believed to have been made between 1220 and 1290.
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Without a clear framework within which decisions can be made, heritage resources will forever be threatened by development.
Health workers go door-to-door to screen for COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa.
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South Africa’s disaster management plan targets the most vulnerable. But it needs to respond in a more deliberate way when it comes to people with disabilities.
The street market at Mont-Bouët in Libreville, Gabon. The country was one of 10 on the continent downgraded this year.
Downgrades have a devastating effect on economies that are already strained. The decision to downgrade during a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic must be challenged.
An activist poses for the camera outside Botswana High Court which ruled in favour of decriminalising homosexuality in June 2019.
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Predominant public sentiment remains largely anti-homosexual and overshadows constitutionally guaranteed rights in Africa.
In Eswatini, Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho more than 1 in 5 children are HIV-exposed but uninfected. A coordinated strategy is needed to ensure all children reach their developmental potential.
A beader in Botswana strings ostrich eggshell beads.
A survey of San ostrich eggshell beads - a common find at archaeological sites - paints a bigger picture of hunter-gatherers, herders and shifting cultural tradition.
Detail from a poster for the Codesa talks.
A retrospective exhibition displays the key works from the life and times of activist and artist Judy Seidman. She has used political posters as a galvanising force in the fight against injustice.
The Delta’s rich array of wildlife makes it a popular tourist destination.
It's imperative that we understand what creates and sustains the delta for the future management of the system.
Mokgweetsi Masisi being sworn in as the elected President of Botswana by Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane. With him is his wife Neo.
The Khamas have dominated Botswana's politics since the 1870s, but they are now a discredited, spent force.
A study claims the first humans lived in a wetland around what is now northern Botswana.
It's likely our species doesn't actually have a single origin.
Researcher Vanessa Hayes with the Ju/’hoansi people in the ancestral homeland of humanity.
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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.
The newly elected President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi.
Serious challenges lie ahead for Botswana's governing party as it celebrates retaining power.
African elephant in Kruger national park, South Africa.
In large ecosystems, managing elephant populations so they don't exceed a certain threshold number is arbitrary.
As the ultimate custodians, it is urgent that African countries with elephants take
ownership of the processes at CITES.
Activists celebrate outside the High Court in Gaborone, Botswana on June 11, 2019. Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex.
The recent ruling to decriminalize same sex behaviour in Botswana may have a positive impact on the rest of southern Africa.
Senegalese women cast their ballots in the presidential elections in February.
Africa's democracies have grown stronger during a period in which the world is backsliding on democracy.
Elephants in the Kwedi Area of the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
In light of Botswana's decision to allow trophy hunting again, new evidence suggests elephant poaching has been on the rise.