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Botswana transgender seeks legal recognition as female after sex change

A transgender woman who was born male is suing Botswana’s government for refusing to legally recognize her as female in a case that could force a conservative society to address the rights of the gay, lesbian and transgender community. Tshepo Ricki Kgositau, the executive director of South African-based Gender Dynamix, …

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Botswana wins big at world Karate & Kobudo tournament in Spain

Botswana’s Karate team has continued the country’s winning streak at the inter-continental level in Spain where it won nine medals in a day at the 8th Hayashi-Ha International Championship. They won two Gold, four Silver and three Bronze last weekend on the first day of the two-day Karate & Kobudo …

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Chinese man arrested over donkey skin trade in Botswana

A Chinese man alleged to be involved in Botswana’s illegal donkey skin trade has been arrested after being found with 500 animals suffering in dire conditions, police said on Thursday. The animals were so cruelly treated by the 24-year-old suspect that they had to be culled. Botswana last month moved …

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Botswana bans export of donkey products

Botswana’s government has moved to crack down on the multi-billion dollar trade in donkey skins following a spate of killings of the animals across the country fueled by soaring demand from China. Export licences for donkeys and their products have been suspended indefinitely, the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food …

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Botswana mourns its ex-President who ‘fought’ for southern Africa’s liberation

The Botswana government on Friday announced the death of its former leader, Ketumile Masire. Masire who ruled the southern African nation for close to two decades died at the age of 91. The country has subsequently declared three days of national mourning for the man who ruled between 1988 and …

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Botswana: Zimbabwe chicken import banned over bird flu fears

Botswana has banned poultry products from neighbouring Zimbabwe after an outbreak of the H5N8 strain of bird flu was reported at the weekend. In a statement published on its Facebook page, the Botswana government said on Tuesday that the importation of “domesticated and wild birds, their products (meat, feathers etc) …

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