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Censorship, the unexpected side-effect of Covid-19

If the coronavirus outbreak has taught us anything beyond the necessity of washing our hands, it is that its victim has been leadership

Botswana’s media is in crisis

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Khama’s hand still rocks Botswana

Shift in alliances, a new party and an unhappy ex-president may affect the outcome of next week’s election

Botswana ex-president backs opposition ahead of poll

Ian Khama threw his weight behind the opposition in order to oust his handpicked successor

Ian Khama and the post-presidential blues

Ian Khama thought he had executed the perfect transition from power. He was wrong. Now his hand-picked successor is tearing up his legacy

Botswana’s governing party braces for high-stakes congress

For the first time in the history of one of Africa's most stable democracies, the ruling BDP will see a genuine fight for the top job

Botswana’s big men battle it out

Current President Masisi is unpicking former president Khama’s legacy

Who is Botswana’s new President Mokgweetsi Masisi?

He could reverse many of Ian Khama’s controversial policies, but is incoming President Mokgweetsi Masisi politically strong enough to do so?

No end to SAA’s nightmares

Its problems are many and its debt overwhelming.So the question remains: Can the airline be saved?

Botswana: President Ian Khama’s BDP wins election

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party secured 33 of 57 seats in Parliament, giving Khama another five-year term as president.

Ian Khama: An officer, a gentleman, a dictator?

Ian Khama is credited with helping Botswana to prosper, but critics warn of his authoritarian bent.

We’re on the government’s hit list – Botswana opposition leader

The leader of Botswana's opposition the Umbrella for Democratic Change denies the claim of being on a hit list is a publicity stunt.

Alienated leader criticises Khama’s ‘iron-fisted’ rule

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party is in crisis following the recent resignation of its flamboyant secretary general, Kentse Rammidi.

Public service strike exposes chinks in Botswana’s armour

Almost 100 000 public servants have been on strike in Botswana since Monday last week, in an unprecedented display of popular militancy.

Opposition unites to challenge ruling party

Botswana's main opposition parties look likely to sign a memorandum of understanding that will pave the way for opposition unity.

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Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

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Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

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Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

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Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

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