Botswana: Masisi Takes Over Presidency Amid Opposition Resurgence
After completing 10 years in office, President Ian Khama of Botswana is being succeeded by Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi. What did Khama achieve and what challenges await the… Read more »
Africa: Donald Trump Should Apologize for Remarks - African States
African UN ambassadors and the African Union have called for "a retraction and an apology" from Donald Trump after the US president reportedly described them as "s***hole"… Read more »
September 18, 2017
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 »
June 23, 2017
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 »
April 05, 2017
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 »
April 02, 2017
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 »
March 08, 2017
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 »
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