Gaborone

 
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...
Head’s journalism eclipsed
Head’s journalism eclipsed
Dimitri Tsafendas and Bessie Head shared the weight of being of mixed-race parentage in a country governed by a clique obsessed with race, racial...
Campaigning by billboard
Campaigning by billboard
General election season in South Africa means trees, utility poles, walls and fences are all dressed up in messages that tell us to “Vote ... May...
Botswana's governing party braces for high-stakes congress
Botswana's governing party braces for high-stakes congress
The party that has ruled Botswana since independence more than half a century ago faces a historic challenge Friday when it meets to select its...
Botswana’s queer creatives push for change
Botswana’s queer creatives push for change
“This used to be the most popping neighbourhood,” Gape Khudu says, of Phase Two in Gaborone, where he shares a house with his close friend,...
Pearls of wisdom hide ugly truths
Pearls of wisdom hide ugly truths
What do pink plastic pearls have to do with unemployment, especially for our children?
Botswana's policy will spur economic growth, says central bank
Botswana's policy will spur economic growth, says central bank
Botswana's central bank said it will stick to its accommodative monetary policy to help support economic growth that's set to slow because of power...
Back to work or no talks, Botswana tells strikers
Back to work or no talks, Botswana tells strikers
Botswana has suspended wage negotiations with striking public service workers, insisting that they return to the job before resuming talks, an...
Public service strike exposes chinks in Botswana's armour
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 in the...
Botswana's new media law 'repressive'
Botswana's new media law 'repressive'
Botswana's government says reporters have nothing to fear from a new media law, but a journalism advocate calls the law repressive and the official...
Mma R's opera and couscous
Mma R's opera and couscous
About 5km outside the central business district of Gaborone, set in the subdued tranquility of the relatively untouched countryside overlooking the...
Botswana marks peaceful transfer of power
Botswana marks peaceful transfer of power
Seretse Khama Ian Khama was inaugurated as Botswana's President on Tuesday, inheriting a rare political and economic success story on the world's...

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