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Journalists in Hot Water for Snooping at President Khama’s Holiday Home

Journalists in Hot Water for Snooping at President Khama’s Holiday Home

Three journalists who tried to get a closer look at Botswana President Ian Khama’s holiday home last week were allegedly detained and threatened by plain clothes security agents, according to a local NGO. The Ink Centre for Investigative Journalism, which is based in Gaborone, says the three were briefly held on Wednesday after they travelled […]

Botswana – Africa’s Model Democracy?

Botswana – Africa’s Model Democracy?

Botswana is the official co-host at Germany’s ITB tourism trade fair in Berlin. Philipp Sandner reviews an African country that has found peace and prosperity which escaped others elsewhere on the continent. September 30 is a day of rejoicing for people in Botswana,” says author and political analyst Ndulamo Anthona Morima who lives and works […]

Botswana Railways CEO Dominic Ntwaagae Axed After Train Derailment

Botswana Railways CEO Dominic Ntwaagae Axed After Train Derailment

Botswana Railways (BR) chief executive officer, Dominic Ntwaagae has been relieved of his post by the minister of transport and communications, Kitso Mokaila, following a train derailment that occurred on 22 February. As reported by Railways AfricaTM, a freight train coming from Mafikeng in South Africa derailed between Lobatse and Gaborone as a result of […]

Botswana, Japan Partner for Judo

Botswana, Japan Partner for Judo

Ambassador of Japan to Botswana, Masahiro Onishi says his desire is to see all judokas who would take full advantage of the new dojo make it and perform well at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Speaking at the dojo handover ceremony on February 28, Onishi said the dojo was the first of its kind in […]

Desai Law Group,Leading Botswana law firm joins ALN alliance

Desai Law Group,Leading Botswana law firm joins ALN alliance

Desai Law Group (DLG), one of Botswana’s largest law firms, has today joined ALN Africa’s foremost legal alliance, as its member firm in Botswana. DLG was established by prominent Botswana corporate lawyer Rizwan Desai who wanted to create a firm that would be defined by its modern approach and characterised by placing clients’ needs first […]

Botswana’s Gaborone Dam Overflows After 10 Years

Botswana’s Gaborone Dam Overflows After 10 Years

It does not require the wisdom of a sphinx to understand why three weeks ago there was no life at Gaborone Dam. As they put it “water is a source of life” and metaphorically speaking if there is no water there is no life. After more than a week of constant heavy rain in most […]

Why Opposition Parties in Southern Africa Struggle to Win Power

Why Opposition Parties in Southern Africa Struggle to Win Power

Over the last three decades there’s been some progress towards institutionalising multiparty democracy in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite this elections in the region rarely result in changes of government. A recent survey by Afrobarometer – a non-partisan African research network – sheds some light on why this is the case. The survey, which involved 9 500 […]

Botswana Country Profile

Botswana Country Profile

Botswana is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. Also Formerly known by its British protectorate name Bechuanaland. It adopted its new name Botswana after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. Since its independence botswana has maintained a strong tradition of stable representative democracy, with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections. […]

Tropical storm Dineo causes damage in Inhambane Province Mozambique before heading off towards Limpopo river

Tropical storm Dineo causes damage in Inhambane Province Mozambique before heading off towards Limpopo river

Tropical Storm Dineo made landfall in Inhambane Province, Mozambique, on the evening of February 15, causing flooding and strong winds. It reached the strength of a Category 1 hurricane on the international Saffir-Simpson scale, with winds registered at 130km/h., while in the Mozambique Channel, the cyclone generated waves 6 metres high. The coast of Inhambame is popular […]

Opposition Unite to Challenge President Ian Khama for Power

Opposition Unite to Challenge President Ian Khama for Power

Opposition parties, in what is often referred to as one of Africa’s most stable democracies, have decided to form a coalition to challenge the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), according to Mmegi Online. The moves comes as parties prepare for the nation’s 2019 poll. Currently led by President Ian Khama, the BDP has been governing […]

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