Botswana has one of the last thriving elephant herds – and a history of human-elephant conflict that threatens both sides. A nonprofit has a program to shift that dynamic. Will it work?
Sikhulile Moyo led the team that first identified omicron — and was dismayed by the world's reaction — blaming and blacklisting African nations. He's now a bit more optimistic.
Africa's metalheads have a bold vision. We talk to Edward Banchs, author of a new book about Africa's metal scene, and to a heavy metal singer in Botswana known as "Vulture."
He and his team were stunned by the number of mutations. They felt they'd made a contribution by alerting the world to a dangerous variant. Then came the travel bans for residents of southern Africa.
Doctors used to worry that antiretroviral drugs were too powerful for HIV-positive newborns. More evidence is emerging that, in fact, early treatment can be safe and effective.
The government is revoking a ban on elephant hunting. Some say that's good news for the tourist business and local farmers who say the animals trampled their crops. Others aren't so sure.
"A democratic society is one that embraces tolerance, diversity and open-mindedness," Justice Michael Leburu said. Activists immediately celebrated the landmark ruling.
A government group recommends elephant hunting resume within limits, and also calls for the animals to be slaughtered for meat used in pet food production.
Botswana is home to the largest elephant population in the world. The country disarmed its anti-poaching unit in May.