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Botswana allegations are 'crazy', says Bridgette Radebe
Botswana allegations are 'crazy', says Bridgette Radebe
For at least the past year, Botswana’s ruling elite has been at war with itself.
Africa’s climate is getting worse for farming, survey reports
Africa’s climate is getting worse for farming, survey reports
Perceptions of climate conditions for farming are getting worse on the...
Cancel Eskom’s odious debt to the World Bank
Cancel Eskom’s odious debt to the World Bank
Despite significant and wide-ranging concern about the fate of Eskom, the World Bank has recently expressed its full confidence in the state-owned...
Youthful politicians come of age
Youthful politicians come of age
When commentators evaluate the state of democracy in Southern Africa, they consistently overlook one of its most intriguing features: the region’s opposition parties are overwhelmingly run by young men. From Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema in South Africa to Nelson Chamisa in Zimbabwe,...
Rise and stall of Southern Africa’s most remarkable supermarket chain
Rise and stall of Southern Africa’s most remarkable supermarket chain
Choppies began life as a struggling general dealer in Botswana and now consists of about 250 stores in eight countries. But this rag-to-riches...
Remembering David Koloane
Remembering David Koloane
After spending his forty year-long career carving out a space for black artists in the global art world, 81 year-old Dr. David Koloane died at his...
Kalahari will become too hot for birds
Kalahari will become too hot for birds
The Kalahari desert, which straddles Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, is already 1.95°C hotter than it was just 60 years ago. Temperature...
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In another confusing finding, the public protector overlooked how...
Decriminalising same-sex sex is good for all of us
Decriminalising same-sex sex is good for all of us
I have, on at least two occasions, broken the law while having sex. No, not by engaging in non-consensual behaviour but by engaging in consensual...
Botswana decriminalises homosexuality in historic judgment
Botswana decriminalises homosexuality in historic judgment
In a victory for queer people in Botswana, the Gaborone high court on Tuesday ruled sections of Botswana’s Penal Code which criminalises same-sex...
Botswana to rule on scrapping anti-gay laws
Botswana to rule on scrapping anti-gay laws
Botswana could decriminalise gay sex on Tuesday when its high court is due to rule in a landmark case being watched across Africa after Kenya...
Ian Khama and the post-presidential blues
Ian Khama and the post-presidential blues
There is a persistent rumour about Ian Khama that goes something like this: sometimes, during his decade as president of Botswana, when the burden...

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