South Africa: Fraudster to Pay Back Farmers' Millions or Be Jailed
A fraudster has been given one month to pay back his victims a total of R4.4m or face 10 years behind bars. Read more »
Zimbabwe: President Says Grace Mugabe Ally Mphoko Free to Return Home
Zimbabwe's ex-vice president Phekezela Mphoko has reportedly been given up to December 1 to leave Botswana by President Ian Khama's government. Read more »
Southern Africa: 'Mugabe No Longer Has Regional Backing'
Botswana's President Ian Khama has told his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe to step down as he no longer has any regional support to cling on to power, says a report. Read more »
South Africa: SA Govt Mum On Botswana President Convoy Debacle
The SA government has declined to publicly address an official complaint from the Botswana government after North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo's blue light convoy allegedly forced… Read more »
South Africa: Botswana Lodges Complaint After Convoy Allegedly Forces President Off the Road
Botswana has lodged an official complaint with the South African government after its president was allegedly forced off the road by North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo's blue… Read more »
Botswana: Botswana Govt Aggressive, Intolerant Towards Media - Rights Group
A media rights group has accused the government of Botswana of being aggressive and intolerant towards the media, as a hearing against a privately-owned newspaper kicks off on… Read more »
Zimbabwe: 'Virtuous' Masire Was a 'Dear Cde, Dear Bother, Dear Friend', Says Mugabe
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has described the late Botswana leader Sir Ketumile Masire as a "virtuous and humble" man, who "opened his life to us with a generosity of spirit… Read more »
South Africa: Mbeki - Masire's Leadership 'Made Us Proud to Call Ourselves Africans'
Former president Thabo Mbeki has paid tribute to ex-Botswana leader Sir Ketumile Masire, who was laid to rest in his home village, Kanye, outside the capital Gaborone. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Mugabe, 93, Jets Off to Botswana for Burial of Masire, 91
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in Gaborone, Botswana for the burial of former president Sir Ketumile Masire on Thursday, reports say. Read more »
Botswana: Botswana's Ex-Leader Masire 'Was a Workaholic Obsessed With Farming'
Former Botswana leader Sir Ketumile Masire "was a workaholic whose obsession was farming and food production", ex-president Festus Mogae has reportedly said. Read more »
Africa: Several African Dignitaries Attending Masire's Send-Off
Several African dignitaries are in Botswana for the memorial and funeral service of former president Sir Ketumile Masire, who died in hospital last week at the age of 91, a report… Read more »
Botswana: Masire 'Was Instrumental in Fight Against Apartheid in South Africa'
South Africa's High Commission to Botswana, Mdu Lembede, has reportedly said that the late Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire was instrumental in the fight against apartheid in… Read more »
Botswana: He Was 'One of the Best African Leaders'... Twitter Reacts to Masire's Death
Social media users took to Twitter on Friday to honour Botswana's former president Sir Ketumile Masire following his death. Read more »
Botswana: Former President Masire Dies At 91
Former Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire has died. He was 91. Read more »
Botswana: Govt Bans Zimbabwe Chicken Imports Over Bird Flu Fears
Botswana has banned poultry products from neighbouring Zimbabwe after an outbreak of the H5N8 strain of bird flu was reported at the weekend. Read more »
Botswana: Dozens of Students Injured, Structural 'Defects' Reported
The Botswana Geosciences Institute is set to dispatch a team of Geoscientists and Geophysicists to the epicentre of last night's earthquake to make visual assessments of the place. Read more »
Botswana: 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,… Read more »
Zimbabwe: Botswana Shoots At Least 22 Cattle 'Stolen From Zimbabwe'
Botswana authorities have reportedly shot at least 22 cattle that were allegedly stolen from Zimbabwe's Bulilima district. Read more »
South Africa: Is South Africa Ditching Botswana?
Has South Africa ditched its support for Botswana's candidate to become African Union Commission chairperson? Read more »
Botswana: Botswana Cops Launch Manhunt After 15 Zimbabweans Escape Jail
Police in Botswana have launched a manhunt for 15 Zimbabwean fugitives who escaped from a prison in Francistown on Saturday after destroying the prison fence with manhole cover. Read more »
South Africa: Trial of Bozwana's Alleged Killers to Continue
The trial of three men accused of killing North West businessman Wandile Bozwana is expected to resume in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. Read more »
October 26, 2016
South Africa: Botswana Reaffirms Support for ICC, 'Regrets' SA Decision
The government of Botswana has become the first African country to "regret" the decision taken by South Africa to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC). Read more »
September 22, 2016
Zimbabwe: Mugabe, 92, Can't Bring Zim Out of Its Hardships, Says Botswana Leader
Botswana's president Ian Khama has urged Africa's oldest ruler President Robert Mugabe to leave office, reports said. Read more »
February 09, 2016
Botswana: Largest Diamond Found in 100 Years Named 'Our Light'
The 1 111 carat diamond discovered in Botswana has officially been named "Lesedi La Rona", which means "our light" in Setswana. Read more »
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