Is Botswana's Success Story Ending?
The country will mark 50 years of independence with nation-wide celebrations but many have questioned Botswana's democratic, human rights principles on issues like homosexuality and gender, writes James Kirby for The Conversation Africa.
Botswana: Africa's Model Democracy At 50?
Deutsche Welle, 30 September 2016
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 »
The Conversation Africa, 20 September 2016
It is 50 years since Botswana attained independence from British rule. Over the decades, the small landlocked country has been regarded as a role model for success in Africa. It… Read more »
The Patriot, 3 October 2016
President Ian Khama's celebratory mood was dealt a serious blow when his colleagues within the SADC region snubbed the country's golden jubilee celebrations on Friday. Officials at… Read more »
President Ian Khama of Botswana.
Botswana: Botswana Has Come a Long Way - Ralotsia
Botswana Daily News, 20 September 2016
The Minister of Agriculture, Patrick Ralotsia says Batswana have every reason to celebrate the nation's 50th independence anniversary on September 30. Read more »
Botswana: Kgafela for Bot50 Celebrations?
The Patriot, 19 September 2016
Protracted negotiations between Bakgatla tribe and government - which raised hopes of a quick return from exile of Kgosikgolo Kgafela II - could dampen the euphoria over 50th… Read more »