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Population: 2.6m
GDP: $17.61bn
Debt: 19.6% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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What is behind Masisi's gem deal?

Citing resource control, the President is joining with a Belgian start-up diamond trader to challenge the De Beers empire

After 54 years in mining diamonds and 10 years in trading them, Botswana is moving downstream in the business by taking a 24% stake in Belgium's HB Antwerp, a diamond trading, cutt...

A bridge 100 metres too far

Zimbabwe failed to invest in a key trade link over the Zambezi and now that truckers are using it to avoid the country altogether, Harare wants back in

Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi is happy to call himself one of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa few friends abroad. Masisi has been outspoken in calling for western ...

Judiciary in the dock

The independence of Botswana's judiciary is in the spotlight following accusations by a tribal chief that President Mokgweetsi Masisi told her he would direct judges on how to rule...

New King Coal

The global energy crisis has gifted Botswana a window to diversify its narrow export base – 75% of its export earnings coming from diamonds – as the country rakes in ri...

Gunning for Khama

The diplomatic rift between Botswana and South Africa is set to deepen after Gaborone charged its former President Ian Khama with illegally possessing arms with a messy extradition...

Spy powers in question

A 'spy bill' giving investigators the right to intercept phone calls has been diluted following a public outcry, but the government remains intent on stepping up surveillance on su...

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