A childhood learning about baboons in Botswana may not have been typical, but it had its benefits.
DNA suggests prehistoric wetland called the Makgadikgadi-Okavango, south of the Great Zambezi River, is the birthplace of humanity.
Botswana has the largest elephant population on the continent and has traditionally been seen as a safe haven for the animals. However, poaching appears to be rapidly increasing.
Botswana, where trophy hunting is banned, currently has the largest elephant population on the continent.
South Africa had already prohibited the preacher from entering the country.
Canadian firm Lucara Diamond Company discovered the 1,111-carat stone in Botswana