latest news headlines | Freedom for all: coming out in Africa.

From Botswana to the Seychelles, coming out as LGBTI brings the chance of freedom – but for many it also brings the pain of having nowhere to go.

- - ZA

Botswana Rangers Use Trained Dogs to Crack Down on Poachers.

Man's best friend is being drafted into the war on wildlife trafficking in Africa. Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique have all enlisted canine rangers to help detect illegal wildlife contraband, in particular ivory. And now, Botswana is joining the trend. The country is home to Africa's largest remaining population of ...

- Voice of America - US

Kumbh Mela gets UNESCO tag.

The Kumbh Mela has been recognised by UNESCO as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity", a tweet posted by the organisation stated on Thursday. The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under the UN body inscribed Kumbh Mela on the "Representative List of the Intangible ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Botswana hideaway.

It really is the kind of place where one could fall in love; in love with the country, the light playing on the water, the stars at night, and, crucially, with the person standing beside you.

- Stuff - NZ

South Sudan president says opposition rift prevents peace.

November 29, 2017 - South Sudan president Salva Kiir has attributed in discussions with regional leaders that the division of armed and non-armed opposition groups was behind the failure of a sustainable ceasefire in the country. President Kiir, who held talks with the regional leaders including the President of Botswana, ...

- - FR

Prince Harry Used Princess Diana’s Diamonds in Engagement Ring.

The diamonds flank a larger central stone from Botswana, where he and his fiancée, Meghan Markle, went on vacation early in their relationship.

- International NY Times - US

At least five million people across southern Africa need help.

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Regional Interagency Standing Committee, Southern Africa Country: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe Normal to ...

- ReliefWeb - INT