Botswana

Botswana

Botswana Legalizes Homosexuality in Landmark Court Ruling

“Sexual orientation is not a fashion statement," the High Court judge said in his decision. "It is an important attribute of one’s personality.”
Tim Marcin
6.11.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

African Countries Are Using Trump's 'Shithole' Comments to Drive Tourism

"We would like to invite you to come to shithole Namibia, one of the best shithole countries out there."
Drew Schwartz
1.31.18
Film

Africa's Light Pollution-Free Natural Wonders Make a Gorgeous 4K Timelapse

Filmmaker Maciej Tomków journeyed to Namibia and Botswana to find a world untouched by human expansion.
Beckett Mufson
2.26.16
Terraform

Virtual Snapshots

Today's Terraform, from rising Botswana author Tlotlo Tsamaase, offers a window into a future where climate change, digitization, and poverty collide.
Tlotlo Tsamaase
2.18.16
africa

A Murder in Ethiopia Shows the Rastafarian Promised Land Is Far From Heavenly

We traveled to Shashamane, Ethiopia, to meet the Rastafarians that have settled in their spiritual home — and found that a murder inquiry is underway.
Sally Hayden
2.6.16
paris climate summit

Botswana Is Running Out of Water, And It Could Undo Its Economic Success

Southern Africa highlights how climate change is threatening even the most successful economies in the developing world.
Peter Guest
12.1.15
South Africa

What Will Happen to the Largest Diamond to Be Found in a Century?

The biggest diamond to crop up in 100 years has made big news—and big money. But where will it end up?
Melissa Cronin
11.22.15
africa

The Second Biggest Diamond Ever Has Just Been Discovered in Botswana

The gem, found by a Canadian mining company, is second only to the famous Cullinan diamond found in South Africa 1905, which ended up becoming part of Britain's Crown Jewels.
Reuters and VICE News
11.19.15
africa

Eritrea Won't Play in a Regional Soccer Match After Most of Its Team Sought Asylum Abroad

Fifty Eritrean players have defected from the team since 2009, preferring to live as refugees abroad rather than return home to the East African nation that is currently under investigation by the United Nations for human rights abuses.
Reuters and VICE News
11.5.15
africa

Eritrea's Soccer Team Defects En Masse Again, This Time to Botswana

The Eritrean national soccer squad defects, almost to a man, again -- preferring to stay in Botswana after a game rather than go back to one of Africa's worst authoritarian regimes.
VICE News
10.29.15
africa

Western Conservationists Are Ignoring Local Communities in Mission to Save 'Cuter' Animals

At a wildlife crime meeting in South Africa, activists said poaching could not be tackled without addressing the needs of the people that live with wildlife, who are often disregarded or mistreated.
Ruth MacLean
3.4.15
africa

'We Are Also a Species': Botswana's Bushmen Are Fighting Conservationists for Tribal Rights

Ahead of a major international summit on the illegal wildlife trade, the Bushmen and their British lawyer say their ancient way of life is facing extinction.
Ruth MacLean
2.27.15
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