Fighting Nature

Botswanan authorities and conservation groups are attempting to save hundreds of hippopotamuses stuck in drying pools and ponds in the country’s northwest as the El Niño-induced drought takes its toll on wildlife, the Voice of America reported. Officials said around 500 hippos are stranded as the...

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No, Thanks

Botswana’s government said this week it had rejected a proposal to accept migrants and asylum seekers from the United Kingdom, a plan similar to a deal London reached with Rwanda two years ago, Voice of America reported. Foreign Affairs Minister Lemogang Kwape said British officials had...

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Rags to Riches

Sprawling, landlocked, relatively lightly populated Botswana enjoys a higher gross domestic product per capita than neighboring continental economic powerhouse South Africa. As the South African newspaper the Daily Maverick explained, Botswanans earn around $9,200 on average annually, compared with South Africans who make $7,200. That achievement...

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