Latest Botswana News

Driver Orlando Terranova, of Argentina, and co-driver Bernardo Graue, of Argentina, race their Mini during stage two of the Dakar Rally, between Al Wajh and Neom, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

De Villiers wins Dakar Rally 2nd stage, Terranova new leader

Jan. 6, 2020 1:30 PM EST

NEOM, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Orlando Terranova became the new Dakar Rally leader after finishing second on the tricky second stage on Monday. Terranova retired from the rally on the same stage a year ago in his Argentine homeland after hurting his back in a jump over a sand dune, but his caution paid off in...

Judges dismiss opposition challenges to Botswana elections

Dec. 24, 2019 9:26 AM EST

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Judges in Botswana have dismissed more than a dozen opposition challenges to the recent parliamentary elections, saying they failed to prove allegations of fraud. Just one case remains after the others were dismissed Monday and Tuesday. It will be decided next month. The...

Botswana opposition files election challenges alleging fraud

Dec. 6, 2019 12:12 PM EST

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — An opposition coalition in Botswana has begun filing court challenges to the recent election alleging fraud and arguing that its candidate should be president. Lawyers for the Umbrella for Democratic Change have not shared evidence backing their allegations of systematic rigging....

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a scanning electron micrograph of multiple round bumps of the HIV-1 virus on a cell surface. When newborns are infected with HIV, a new study suggests starting treatment right away is better than waiting just a few weeks to months. Harvard researchers found the earliest-treated babies had a much smaller “reservoir” of HIV still lurking in their bodies, and a better functioning immune system.  (Cynthia Goldsmith/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)

Study: For babies born with HIV, start treatment right away

Nov. 27, 2019 2:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When babies are born with HIV, starting treatment within hours to days is better than waiting even the few weeks to months that’s the norm in many countries, researchers reported Wednesday. The findings, from a small but unique study in Botswana, could influence care in Africa and...