Botswana

 
Integrating wildlife into rural economy is key to its survival
Integrating wildlife into rural economy is key to its survival
In 2014, the president of Botswana, Ian Khama, introduced a ban on hunting, saying it had contributed to poaching and “catastrophic” declines...
Botswana extends credit line to Zimbabwe
Botswana extends credit line to Zimbabwe
The $95-million credit line to Zimbabwe is earmarked for the private sector and revival of struggling industries. Although this is a drop in the...
New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana
New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana
Botswana has an elephant poaching problem. The numbers far exceed previous years according to a new survey. The...
Botswana arrests ex-spy boss
Botswana arrests ex-spy boss
The once feared head of Botswana’s Directorate of Intelligence Services (DIS), Isaac Kgosi, is in police custody after his arrest at Gaborone’s...
Botswana’s big men battle it out
Botswana’s big men battle it out
Current President Masisi is unpicking former president Khama’s legacy
Don’t cut our civil servants. Train them
Don’t cut our civil servants. Train them
Government has never been more difficult. The demands have never been greater. Huge skill and great leadership are required against a backdrop of...
Botswana fights claims of elephant poaching spree
Botswana fights claims of elephant poaching spree
Botswana has rejected claims of a surge of elephant poaching made by a leading conservation charity and put on display carcasses of animals...
SADC trade deal with EU criticised for not promoting regional economic development
SADC trade deal with EU criticised for not promoting regional economic development
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has received much negative press domestically since its establishment in 1992.
Botswana elephant massacre 'largest to date'
Botswana elephant massacre 'largest to date'
Botswana charity Elephants Without Borders (EWB) said on Tuesday that at least 87 elephant carcasses have been discovered during a three-month...
Botswana hangs on to the death penalty
Botswana hangs on to the death penalty
In sub-Saharan Africa, a region with no shortage of development issues, Botswana stands out for its strong economy, stable democracy and commitment...
Is education the answer to shifting attitudes towards homosexuality in Botswana?
Is education the answer to shifting attitudes towards homosexuality in Botswana?
Botswana is among 76 countries where homosexuality is considered illegal and criminalised. Despite this we have seen changes in favour of minority...
Spooks implicated in Botswana’s mysterious ivory stockpile
Spooks implicated in Botswana’s mysterious ivory stockpile
Botswana’s intelligence agency has been accused of using its anti-poaching operation to conceal elephant tusks from the responsible government...

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