Big diamond found in Botswana, could be world’s 3rd largestJune 17, 2021 GMT
GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — A huge diamond weighing more than 1,000 carats, which could be the third-largest mined in history, has been discovered in the southern African country of Botswana.
The high-quality gemstone weighing 1,098.3 carats was unearthed earlier this month in the Jwaneng mine owned by Debswana, the mining company jointly owned by the Botswanan government and the De Beers Group.
330 elephants in Botswana may have died from toxic algaeSeptember 21, 2020 GMT
GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — The sudden deaths of some 330 elephants in northwestern Botswana earlier this year may have occurred because they drank water contaminated by toxic blue-green algae, the government announced Monday...
What killed hundreds of elephants in Botswana? Still unknownJuly 27, 2020 GMT
GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana’s government says it still doesn’t know what caused the deaths of hundreds of elephants in recent weeks, but testing continues...
Botswana investigates ‘mysterious deaths’ of 275 elephantsJuly 3, 2020 GMT
GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses — 275 — found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks...
Botswana votes as ruling party faces surprising challengeOctober 23, 2019 GMT
GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana faced its tightest election in history on Wednesday as the long-peaceful southern African nation wondered if the ruling party would be toppled for the first time since independence.