Corruption in the chain artificially raises prices, plumping the pockets of the already rich.
Perhaps the thing that stands out the most in international coffee trade is the obvious injustice towards African, Asian and Latin American rowers.
Africa must disregard outsiders' self-serving advice about managing its natural resources, writes Roman Grynberg.
With government help, a Namibian brewery is leaving its Botswana competitor thirsty.
What is truly scary about the IMF's income distribution figures, is that Botswana now has a more unequal distribution of income than South Africa.
Two weeks ago Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took a political gamble in opening the country's retail sector to international competition.
If the high-grade deposit in Botswana is verified, the trans-Kalahari rail link could become a reality, writes Roman Grynberg.
According to the 2012-2013 report, the world's most competitive country is, believe it or not, Switzerland. Huh, you shrug, Switzerland?
President Jacob Zuma signed a bilateral energy agreement with Botswana President Ian Khama on August 31 to buy coal from that country.
Not a soul who goes to the supermarket will have failed to notice the rapid rate of price increases of almost all foods in the past 18 months.