Khama Wins Botswana Election

President Ian Khama is to be sworn in for another term after winning what has been widely seen as the country's toughest election since independence.



Botswana Congress Party won three seats.

  • Botswana:   Voting Underway in Tight Presidential Elections

    AEP, 24 October 2014

    Voting is currently ongoing in Botswana as they elect a president and parliament to rule the country for the next five years in an election expected to be the most competitive in… Read more »

  • Botswana:   Close Contest Expected at Polls

    SANF, 22 October 2014

    Close to a million Batswana will go to the polls on 24 October in parliamentary and local government elections that are expected to be closely contested. Read more »

  • Botswana:   Elections Expose Nation's 'Fading' Democracy

    AfricaPlus, 20 October 2014

    Botswana earned a reputation for political stability, electoral democracy, and economic growth in the 1970s and 1980s, when much of the African continent appeared to be mired in… Read more »

  • Botswana:   Campaigns End Ahead of Polls

    AEP, 20 October 2014

    The political parties contesting in the Botswana general elections slated for this Friday 24 October 2014 ended their campaigns last Saturday ahead of the general elections experts… Read more »

  • Botswana:   Former President of Malawi to Lead AU Observer Mission

    AEP, 20 October 2014

    Former president of Malawi, Joyce Banda, will be leading the African Union (AU) observer mission for Botswana's general elections on October 24, 2014 Friday. Read more »

  • Botswana:   Tough Elections for Botswana

    OSISA, 16 October 2014

    The October 24 general elections are likely be the most competitive in the history of Botswana. According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), 824,073 eligible voters… Read more »

  • Southern Africa:   SADC to Send Over 70 Observers

    AEP, 13 October 2014

    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will send over 70 Electoral Observer Mission (SEOM) to evaluate the 24th October 2014 elections in Botswana. Read more »

  • Botswana:   Regional Observers Head to Botswana for Polls

    SAnews.gov.za, 11 October 2014

    More than 70 observers will be deployed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observer Mission (SEOM) to assess the October 24 general elections in… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Minister Nkoana-Mashabane Arrives in Botswana for Polls

    SAnews.gov.za, 10 October 2014

    International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has arrived in Botswana for the launch of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Election… Read more »

  • Botswana:   President Shamed By Indigenous San Protest at Election Rally

    Survival International, 3 October 2014

    Botswana's President Ian Khama was met with protests during an election rally at a Bushman eviction camp last Saturday, over government attempts to starve the Bushmen off their… Read more »

  • Botswana:   Botswana Elections 2014 Fact Sheet

    AEP, 26 September 2014

    Botswana is one of the 48 landlocked countries located on Southern Africa. Botswana became independent from British rule in 30 September, 1966. It has, since then, maintained a… Read more »