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Botswana’s president goes shopping for a farm

Mokgweetsi Masisi is on a shortlist to acquire a portion of Botswana’s Banyana Farms — even though his bid did not meet the brief

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

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:...

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

Elephants in the room

Science should lead the way in society’s efforts to protect habitats, wildlife and people’s livelihoods

Botswana allegations are ‘crazy’

Mining mogul Bridgette Radebe denies meddling in the neighbouring country’s politics

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

Elephants reduced to a political football as Botswana brings back hunting

Lifting the trophy hunting moratorium in Botswana is more about politics and less about elephant conservation

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 extends credit line to Zimbabwe

Diamond-rich Botswana has offered to lend neighbouring Zimbabwe $95m in private sector loans to help ease its economic crisis

New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana

There is a significant elephant-poaching problem in northern Botswana that has likely been going on for over a year

Botswana arrests ex-spy boss

High-profile arrest comes against the backdrop of a struggle between the president and his predecessor

Botswana’s big men battle it out

Current President Masisi is unpicking former president Khama’s legacy

Botswana’s electoral disconnect ― and how it keeps the ruling party in power

By disconnecting presidential terms from electoral cycles, ruling parties in Botswana and South Africa preserve the ‘incumbency effect’

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