Botswana

 
Authoritarian regimes rely on ideas, not just guns
Authoritarian regimes rely on ideas, not just guns
Idi Amin feeding his opponents to crocodiles, Jean-Bedel Bokassa
Khama’s hand still rocks Botswana
Khama’s hand still rocks Botswana
On October 23, Botswana votes in its 11th general election since gaining independence in 1966. Regarded as a stable democracy in an otherwise...
Botswana ex-president backs opposition ahead of poll
Botswana ex-president backs opposition ahead of poll
Botswana's influential former president Ian Khama on Sunday threw his weight behind the opposition, a fierce critic of his when he was leader, in a...
Migration system is ‘xenophobic’
Migration system is ‘xenophobic’
Bastin Kashita is a car guard in Johannesburg. He wants to move back to his home country — the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — but...
Africa's growth-at-all costs model is a recipe for disaster
Africa's growth-at-all costs model is a recipe for disaster
Economic growth, the hegemonic progress narrative of our time, is revealing itself to be more complicated than its proponents would allow. ...
Until queer means being free
Until queer means being free
Queer African identities do not belong in sidelined, airtight containers with clinical, unyielding labels. They are diverse, fluid, and do not...
​Delta Skelter: Notes from a nascent music festival
​Delta Skelter: Notes from a nascent music festival
It’s a long drive to Maun from Johannesburg. The distance is only 1 250km, but it’s unwise to drive in the dark in Botswana, as the roads are...
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The governing party got a piece of the pie in the controversial payments, according to the campaign’s leaked bank statements
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,...

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