Ahead of Botswana’s general elections in 2024, President Mokgweetsi Masisi uses De Beers partnership to win votes, say analysts
The former head of state is wanted for the unlawful possession of firearms and is to be apprehended on sight, according to the arrest warrant
Four former heads of state speak about what being president is actually like
Mokgweetsi Masisi is on a shortlist to acquire a portion of Botswana’s Banyana Farms — even though his bid did not meet the brief
If the coronavirus outbreak has taught us anything beyond the necessity of washing our hands, it is that its victim has been leadership
COMMENT We live in a divided political environment and amid radical economic disparities. But there is one thing on which virtually everyone in Botswana agrees: most of the news and information we are fed is biased. There are constant complaints about bias, from readers and politicians alike. These complaints are not groundless. As director of […]
Shift in alliances, a new party and an unhappy ex-president may affect the outcome of next week’s election
Ian Khama threw his weight behind the opposition in order to oust his handpicked successor
Mining mogul Bridgette Radebe denies meddling in the neighbouring country’s politics
Ian Khama thought he had executed the perfect transition from power. He was wrong. Now his hand-picked successor is tearing up his legacy
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
High-profile arrest comes against the backdrop of a struggle between the president and his predecessor
Current President Masisi is unpicking former president Khama’s legacy
Most of Africa is abandoning the death penalty but Botswana — an affluent, landlocked, diamond-exporting state — is among the leading exceptions
Peter Magosi joined the army at the age of 22 and progressed through the ranks to become a brigadier
By disconnecting presidential terms from electoral cycles, ruling parties in Botswana and South Africa preserve the ‘incumbency effect’
He could reverse many of Ian Khama’s controversial policies, but is incoming President Mokgweetsi Masisi politically strong enough to do so?
Khama instituted populist programmes but he was also seen as authoritarian
The EU and UK are fuelling the illegal trade through their continuing sale of legal ivory items
With the possibility of a election and presidents stepping down at the end of 2018, what is certain is that the region will look very different
An archaic law reveals the feudal nature of Botswana, the vaunted model of democracy
Edgar Tsimane, the journalist who wrote the article, remains in exile, and the editor Outsa Mokone will appear in the high court next month.
The journalist who wrote the article remains in exile and the editor will appear in the high court next month.
Choppies retail giant denies using ‘soft power’ to secure privileges and dispense benefits.
Africa’s model democracy is sliding into a monocracy that is punishing the media.
The Botswana government denies having a policy against the EFF, despite adding its members to a list of people who need a visa to enter the country.
Concern is mounting over the lack of legislative accountability of Botswana’s powerful intelligence directorate, which answers only to the president.
Bid to foist preferred candidates on Botswana’s parliament is laughed out of court
Botswana’s executive has accepted a high court ruling that protects "free and fair election" through a secret ballot, as opposed to a show of hands.
The ruling Botswana Democratic Party secured 33 of 57 seats in Parliament, giving Khama another five-year term as president.
Ian Khama is credited with helping Botswana to prosper, but critics warn of his authoritarian bent.
The leader of Botswana’s opposition the Umbrella for Democratic Change denies the claim of being on a hit list is a publicity stunt.