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  • Botswana, a rare refuge for elephants

    August 4, 2014 3:20 PM 28

    CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, Botswana (AP) — No sign of an elephant in all of two minutes, a tourist teased a guide at Botswana's Chobe National Park, home to tens of thousands of elephants. A minute later, their vehicle cleared a knot of shrubs and elephants loomed ahead beside the dusty road. Such joking wouldn't be possible in many other parts of Africa

  • Who Killed Gomolemo Motswaledi?

    August 3, 2014 7:52 AM 46

    by The Voice Newspaper (Botswana) The Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) President and Umbrella for Democratic Change deputy President died on Wednesday morning outside Pitsane village in a car accident that his party comrades have described as "'highly suspicious'" He was travelling from South Africa for a 10 am meeting at the party offices in Gaborone

  • Botswana opposition eyes Khama for leader’s death

    August 2, 2014 6:03 AM 29

    The Umbrella for Democratic Change youth League (UDCYL), has linked President Ian Khama and his ruling Botswana Democrtactic Party (BDP) to the death of President of Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) Gomolemo Motswaledi.Motswaledi died in a car crash on 30 July 2014 ahead of general elections scheduled for October this year. Youth League leader Phenyo


    August 1, 2014 6:06 PM 40

    Posted by THEVOICEBW on August 1, 2014 Amidst speculation that Motswaledi’s death was no accident, the following theories have emerged. 1. He was shot through the head from the driver’s window, hence the blood splatter on the passenger window and the four cracks in the skull. He was then taken away from the accident scene by state agents to remove bullets


    August 1, 2014 6:06 PM 40

    Posted by THEVOICEBW on August 1, 2014 Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) parliamentary candidate for Molepolole North Mohammed Khan is more popular than incumbent BDP MP Gaotlhatse Matlhaphiri. In a shocking defeat, The Voice readers placed Khan at the top with a 64% of the popular vote. If BCP had fielded a candidate he would have garnered 8% of the votes


    August 1, 2014 6:06 PM 25

    Posted by THEVOICEBW on August 1, 2014 He is a think tank and does not blink when speaking of what he believes. Aubrey Lesaso of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) is the people’s darling and is contesting the elections for the second time in the Shoshong constituency. Confident to win this year’s election, Lesaso agreed to speak to The Voice about

  • Baboon Study: Sisters Make You Popular

    August 1, 2014 5:28 PM 23

    A study of dominance in female baboons reveals two keys to a high rank in primate society: a close bond with your mother and a circle of supportive sisters. Duke University biology professor Susan Alberts and her colleagues studied a population of yellow baboons in Kenya, observing the rise and fall of females on the baboon social ladder

  • Bushmen “poachers” cleared after two-year court battle 1 August 2014

    August 1, 2014 8:02 AM 24

    Four Bushmen accused of poaching on their ancestral land have escaped up to five years in jail after a Botswana court threw out their case last week. The Bushmen were allegedly spotted on a hunting trip by Botswana’s President Khama as his plane flew over the Bushmen’s land in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in April 2012. The men – Mongwegi Gaoberekwe

  • Botswana papers zoom in on opposition leader’s death

    July 31, 2014 12:39 PM 41

    Botswana newspapers on Thursday focused on the death of opposition leader Gomolemo Motswaledi in a fatal car accident.Mmegi newspaper wondered if the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) president had died in a car accident or he had been killed by government hit men that opposition leaders had previously alleged was in the pipeline. The Botswana Guardian

  • Botswana opposition suspects foul play in BMD leader’s death

    July 31, 2014 12:39 PM 24

    Botswana opposition parties said Thursday they would engage private experts to probe this week’s tragic death of Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) leader Gomolemo Motswaledi in a traffic accident.BMD secretary general Wynter Mmolotsi told reporters in the capital Gaborone that they suspected Motswaledi could have been the victim of an assassination