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Population: 2.29 mn.
GDP: $17.41 bn.
Debt: $1.74 bn.

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Probe into shootings of 'poachers'

Botswana has formally registered an inquest through the courts to investigate the shootings of three Namibians and a Zambian by its army along a river border with Namibia last Nove...

Presidents trade more blows

The row between the present and former president shows no sign of abating as they clash over Covid-19 vaccines

A charitable foundation linked to ex-President Ian Khama claimed on 9 August it had secured 4 million doses of the Pfizer and Astra-Zeneca Covid-19 vaccines and was offering them t...

Shooting and fishing

Relations between neighbours Botswana and Namibia have hit a new low following the shooting dead of four Namibians by the Botswana army along the Chobe river frontier on 5 November...

Listing reputations

The listing of Botswana in February on the European Union's list of countries deemed not to be cooperating in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing came as a s...

Bridgette's border war escalates

A South African billionaire wants to sue the government in Gaborone as President Masisi's battle with his predecessor intensifies

It is political drama of the pandemic age. At an international press conference on video-link on 19 August, mining magnate Bridgette Motsepe rejected accusations of money-launderin...

State takes control

Lawmakers agreed to President Mokgweetsi Masisi's plan to extend a State of Emergency (SoE) from 28 days to 6 months over the coronavirus outbreak despite complaints that the emerg...

Wildlife targets

Botswana has authorised the resumption of licensed elephant hunting, auctioning licences to shoot 60 elephants worth US$2.34 million. It's the first such sale since President Mokgw...

In the rough

Africa's paragon of democracy and prudence is finding stability and prosperity increasingly difficult as commodity prices fall

Envied by its peers for its track record of good governance and fiscal prudence, and prized by investors for its low tax regime, Botswana has posted budget deficits for the past th...

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