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.


Botswana ruling party wins national elections

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


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



China’s African ambitions stumble in Botswana

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


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 to pay for all inmates' HIV drugs

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

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.


SADC hands Mugabe regional recognition

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


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

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

by Musaazi Namiti


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.

Guests - The New Scramble for Africa

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


Artisanal gold mining's curse on West African farming

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

by William G Moseley


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.