Botswana

Botswana swears in Mokgweetsi Masisi as president

One of Africa's strongest democracies sees fifth smooth transition of power as new leader vows to tackle unemployment.

Botswana

How does Botswana fight corruption in Africa?

Botswana is the least corrupt country in Africa, according to the findings of annual Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index.

Opinion

Female farmers suffer most in Southern Africa drought

Uneven access to water makes household farming questionable for delivering food security in the African context.

William G Moseley

by William G Moseley
- Rachel Fehr

William G Moseley

Environment

Calls for ending Botswana's ban on big-game hunting

Demands being made for return to profitable practice as wild animals increasingly come into contact with villagers.

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Botswana's diamond industry losing its sparkle

Thousands working in the country's diamond industry left jobless as a glut in supply and falling sales take their toll.

Opinion

Climate change and female farmers in Botswana

Poorer Botswana citizens struggle with increasingly unreliable rain-fed agriculture.

William G Moseley

by William G Moseley

William G Moseley

Opinion

The ivory trade kills people too

Behind every ivory trinket made and sold is a trail of human suffering and exploitation in Africa.

Aaron Hall

by Aaron Hall
- Andrea Crosta

Aaron Hall

AJ IMPACT

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

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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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

Angola

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