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Botswana: Makgadikgadi Pans Unexpected Delights in the Wilderness

Geetika Jain | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Geetika Jain

Rhe great pans relent and reveal their riches -- the luminous morning light in the broadest horizon unmarked by the slightest scribble of grass, rare wild species such as bat-eared foxes, aardwolves, aardvarks and meerkats.

A Rare Victory For Africa's Gay Rights Advocates

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices

GABORONE, Nov 14 (Reuters) - A Botswana judge overturned a government ban on a gay rights lobbying group on Friday, a rare victory for African gay r...

Ben Fogle Reveals His Most Memorable Travel Moments

Jacada Travel | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Adventurer, TV personality and author Ben Fogle tells us about his most memorable encounters across the globe, ahead of the latest series of Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild.

What People Need to Know About Africa and Ebola

Dereck Joubert | Posted 11.06.2014 | World
Dereck Joubert

When in March 2014 Ebola raised its head, countries like Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania put in place strict screening processes for all arrivals and in Botswana, it stopped all travel from West Africa to ensure that it stayed Ebola free.

Safari Rock Star: An Interview With Ralph Bousfield

Jacada Travel | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Your father must have been such a huge influence on your life. What elements of his personality and character did you admire the most, and what is the main thing you learned from him?

Why Botswana Is the Most Eco-Friendly Country in Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 11.05.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Hunting has been temporarily banned throughout the country, there are no fences, with wildlife free to roam at will, and the lodges of Botswana are all designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible.

U.S.-Africa Summit: President Obama Should Dis-Invite Uganda Dictator Gen. Museveni

Milton Allimadi | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Milton Allimadi

The August Summit is an excellent moment in history to change the narrative of U.S. engagement with Africa. But the presence of some notorious ones distracts from this major event.

UN Helen Clark: Rural Poverty Is Fuelling the Poaching Crisis

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

With so many people living in poverty, Helen Clark explains that meeting the balance between conservation and development is perhaps the most complex in the array of responses to the illegal wildlife trade.

UNESCO's 1,000th World Heritage Site Is Stunning

Roadtrippers | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

The marshy area, which comprises two million hectares, provides water to the giraffes, zebra, antelope and elephants during the dry winter months.

Islamic Extremism in Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of all the resources devoted to fighting Somalia-based Al Shabaab in recent years, the group has grown stronger, and continues to cross the region's borders with impunity. The same is true with Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Blame it on Rio, or Sarajevo?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

War more likely in the Balkans or sex in Brazil, turned into an unexpected UN Security Council debate. Is promiscuity for conflict, sex or soccer something embedded in our genes, culture or environment? Some stereotypes perhaps are better, or more accurately less harmful, but in the end they become a hurdle.

WATCH: This Is How You Track A Zebra Migration

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green

Keeping track of and monitoring wildlife is a critical part of conservation, but do you ever wonder how exactly scientists are able to do this? If ...

The 17 Most Amazingly Epic Places on Earth

minube | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
minube

2014-04-25-20140424YaltaElliKraizbergthumb.jpgDo the usual cities and beaches leave you a bit... underwhelmed? Well, we're here to bring you to a magical realm of bubbling volcanoes, cliff-top castles, and roaring waterfalls.

PHOTOS: These Meerkats Found The Perfect Lookout Post

The Huffington Post | Brianna Elliott | Posted 04.11.2014 | Green

When wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas spent six days photographing a meerkat family in the Makgadikgadi region in Botswanna, these cheeky fell...

Oasis in Botswana

Kevin Richberg | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Without thinking twice about it, if I had to name five of my absolute favorite places on Earth, I'd include the Okavango Delta in Botswana on that ...

Mourning Kiti: The Passing of an Abu Elephant (PHOTOS)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

News that struck me hard in the chest as if a fist had been wedged between my ribs. You may think it's strange that I feel so strongly about the loss of an elephant I only knew for four days, but I do.

Botswana's Oversight Essential in Regional Elections

Drew F. Cohen | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
Drew F. Cohen

2013 was a rough year, annus horribilis, for the regional economic bloc of 15 southern African states that collectively make up the Southern African Development Community.

10 Safari Resolutions for 2014

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

We had our holiday party the other day, and after a "few" glasses of wine, we tried to come up with a safari experiences "bucket list."

Climate Change This Week: Warsaw Walkout, Clean Energy Pride, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

To tackle pollution, China to Drop Pursuit of "Growth at All Costs" reports David Stanway at World Environment News, steering local governments toward...

WATCH: Up Close And Personal With A Pride Of Lions

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

While almost everyone would love to hug and play with lions, issues arise for most of us like the possibility of winding up as lunch. Thankfully, the ...

What Next for the ICC in Africa?

Freedom House | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Freedom House

by Kimberly Brody Senior Program Associate, Rights & Justice Initiatives On October 11 and 12, the African Union (AU) held an extraordinary summit...

Let The Wild Rumpus Start

AP | By CHARMAINE NORONHA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

OKAVANGO DELTA, Botswana (AP) — I'm jolted from sleep by a deep and rolling roar and what sounds like the slithering paws of a large cat trawling th...

One Way to Fight Terrorism? End the Ivory Trade

Peter Seligmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Peter Seligmann

What we're seeing here is the perfect storm of extinction, poverty and radicalism. We're seeing the deterioration of societies and a massive threat to the stability of not only African nations but the entire world. A crucial step in changing this equation is to ensure that the ivory trade comes to an end.

The Problem With Tours

Caroline Henshaw | Posted 11.17.2013 | Travel
Caroline Henshaw

Tours, as far as I'm concerned, are like Marmite -- you either love them or hate them. (For the non-Brits out there, change Marmite to rap music, smoking or black coffee and you'll get my point.) Unfortunately, it seems I am in the hate camp.

The San People of Botswana

Senator Mobina Jaffer | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Senator Mobina Jaffer

The San people who live in Metsimantle are part of an indigenous minority group. The Sans' story is one of indigenous peoples' around the globe -- that of struggle to keep their traditional way of life alive.