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Population: 2.6m
GDP: $17.41 bn.
Debt: $1.74 bn.

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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...

BDP ends Khama's fightback

The ruling party’s decisive election victory has ended ex-President Ian Khama's campaign to unseat President Mokgweetsi Masisi

The Botswana Democratic Party won a new five-year mandate by a larger margin than expected on 23 October, taking 38 of the 57 seats in parliament, one more than in 2014, while the ...

The elite’s big election fight

As the former president turns on his successor, the country’s political pluralism will be tested to the limit

After 53 years in power, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is facing its toughest challenge in national elections on 23 October with former President Ian Khama and his brother sw...

Khama's tactical shift

After shaking off a challenge for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) leadership, President Mokgweetsi Masisi has begun a clear-out of the ruling party and cabinet ahead of electio...

Key round to Masisi

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has fended off a dangerous challenge for the leadership of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) from former senior cabinet minister Pelonomi Venson-Moito...

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