Latest articles on Gaborone

Towards reclaiming our culture of the liberation struggle

Judy Seidman responds to Athi Mongelezi Joja’s expanded assessment of her 'Drawn Lines' exhibition

Rise and stall of Southern Africa’s remarkable supermarket chain

Choppies began life as a struggling general dealer in Botswana and now consists of about 250 stores in eight countries

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 queer creatives push for change

'The thing is, most people here grow up believing that a man should be with a woman and a woman only; that there is no other way of existing'

Pearls of wisdom hide ugly truths

A study of pink plastic pearls shows that Africa will have to make big sacrifices if its children are to be employed

Botswana’s policy will spur economic growth, says central bank

Botswana's central bank will continue to try to boost economic growth by keeping its repo rate at 7.5%.

Back to work or no talks, Botswana tells strikers

The Botswana government is refusing to negotiate with striking civil servants who want a 16% pay hike until they return to their jobs.

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.

Botswana eyes spin-offs from Ladies’ Detective Agency

Its sleepy nature was an essential ingredient to the book, but tourist bosses are hoping a film version of <i>The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency</i> will provide a shot in the arm to Botswana's laidback capital. Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella has brought a rare bustle to Gaborone since he and his crew arrived 10 weeks ago.

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