Paul Allen, philanthropist friend to Africa, dies in the U.S.

Paul Allen, philanthropist friend to Africa, dies in the U.S.

Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft and philanthropist with a special heart for the African continent, died in the United States on Monday. He was 65 and suffered from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Allen’s death was announced by Vulcan, the Seattle-based umbrella company formed to manage a range of projects and global campaigns,…

Botswana disputes account of 90 elephant poaching deaths

Botswana disputes account of 90 elephant poaching deaths

The Government of Botswana says that this week’s gripping news of 90 elephant poaching fatalities in the country is misleading and sensationalized. Thato Raphaka, the secretary for the Ministry of Lands, said Wednesday that Botswana’s findings are not consistent with data attributed to Elephants Without Borders (EWB), which has been…

Botswana: Nine elephants electrocuted while seeking water

In Botswana, nine elephants have died from electrocution that happened when they were trying to reach a pond, but accidentally knocked down a utility pole while trying to get past it to get to the water. Authorities with the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) say they went to the Dukwi community…

Botswana holds firm on ivory trade ban at CITES

Bostwana held firmly Monday to its decision to support an ivory trade ban, a move that stood in sharp contrast to that taken by the European Union and those of surprised neighboring African countries gathered at the CITES meeting in Johannesburg. “Although Botswana has previously supported limited trade, we recognize…