Politics

Economic challenges await Botswana's Khama

Unemployment is high and demand for diamonds, Botswana's main export, is down, presenting an uphill climb for president.

Politics

Botswana ruling party wins national elections

President Ian Khama secures second term in power after BDP gets parliamentary majority at the polls.

Botswana ruling party wins national elections

Opinion

Is China-Africa cooperation a win-win situation?

Chinese PM has admitted to 'growing pains' in Sino- Africa ties while new book claims Beijing is an

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Botswana

China’s African ambitions stumble in Botswana

Tensions surface over setbacks and delays to major construction projects as local critics point to 'shoddy' work.

China’s African ambitions stumble in Botswana

Media

Botswana mounts crackdown on Sunday paper

Editor arrested after publishing story saying President Khama was involved in an accident while driving alone at night.

Botswana mounts crackdown on Sunday paper

Health

Botswana to pay for all inmates' HIV drugs

Botswana's High Court orders government to provide foreign prisoners with HIV treatment after legal battle.

Botswana to pay for all inmates' HIV drugs

Poverty & Development

Malawi schools to teach in English

Questions of colonialism after Malawi opts for English as medium of instruction in schools rather than local languages.

Malawi schools to teach in English

Politics

SADC hands Mugabe regional recognition

Zimbabwe's leader given rotating chairmanship of 15-member nation bloc a year after he won disputed presidential polls.

SADC hands Mugabe regional recognition

Opinion

US-Africa summit: Leaders need to get their act together

Occasional trips to Washington, Beijing, and Brussels by presidents cannot solve major problems.

Musaazi Namiti

by Musaazi Namiti

Musaazi Namiti

Botswana

Botswana in legal battle with foreign inmates

Southern African nation dragged to court by foreign prisoners who say they have been deliberately denied AIDS treatment.

Botswana in legal battle with foreign inmates

Guests - The New Scramble for Africa

Our guests examine the challenges facing Africa, a continent caught in the middle.

Guests - The New Scramble for Africa

Opinion

Artisanal gold mining's curse on West African farming

Artisanal gold mining is risky and leads to labour shortages in small scale farming.

William G Moseley

by William G Moseley

William G Moseley

Politics

Crown Prince Felipe sworn in as Spain's king

Ceremony at parliament in Madrid marked by little pomp and circumstance in keeping with country's times of austerity.

Politics

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe becomes king

Crown prince ascends to Spanish throne in no-frills ceremony aimed at showing Felipe is in tune with his countrymen.

Human Rights

Spain's King Juan Carlos abdicates

King who helped smooth country's transition to democracy in the 1970s after Franco era, to be succeeded by son.

Spain's King Juan Carlos abdicates