Africa: Continent Is Rich in Diamonds but Still Poor
For months now, Africa's rough diamonds have been increasing in value but the sale proceeds do not reach the people. Instead, they benefit metropolitan elites and the mine… Read more »
Botswana: Former Botswana President Ketumile Masire Dies
Botswana's former leader Ketumile Masire has died. He played a key role in spearheading the country's economic growth and brokering a peace deal in Mozambique between the… Read more »
Botswana: Botswana Hit By Second Earthquake in Two Days
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck Botswana, two days after a stronger 6.5 magnitude shook the southern African nation. The earlier earthquake could be felt in South Africa. Read more »
Botswana: White Rhinos Flown to Botswana to Help Save Species
Twelve of a group of 100 white rhinos have left South Africa on a plane to Botswana to protect them from poachers. A spokesman for the Rhinos Without Borders group said the animals… Read more »
Africa: 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… Read more »
September 30, 2016
Botswana: Africa's Model Democracy At 50?
At first sight Botswana's 50 years of independence look like a success story. But it pays to take a closer look, not least at its treatment of its indigenous people. Read more »
April 25, 2016
Africa: Africa's Protracted Fight With Malaria
On World Malaria Day, the WHO said six African countries be could free of the disease by 2020. Despite this ray of hope, the statistics are still grim and the disease deadly,… Read more »
April 08, 2016
Africa: The Panama Papers' Growing Impact On Africa
While no African official has yet resigned as a result of the Panama Papers, African journalists involved in the investigation say they have given Africans a wake up call and could… Read more »
March 17, 2016
Botswana: Govt Loses Battle to Ban Gay Group
Botswana's highest court has said the organization Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO) can be allowed to register. A five-judge bench at the Court of Appeals said… Read more »
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