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

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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...

A party at war

A ferocious fight lies ahead for President Masisi as his predecessor mobilises to oust him from the top of the ruling party

Ex-President Ian Khama's anger at his successor, President Mokgweetsi Masisi, is so strong that he is backing a rival candidate to remove him from the leadership of the ruling Bots...

Elephants in an angry room

Britain's royal family has been drawn into a political fight in Botswana over elephant poaching ahead of an international wildlife conference in London

Former President Ian Khama's supporters are accusing his successor Mokgweetsi Masisi of presiding over the mass slaughter of elephants by ivory hunters in Botswana. Until now Botsw...


Says no to computer

Ending weeks of controversy, President Mokgweetsi Masisi announced that the government was rowing back on a scheme to introduce electronic voting machines in next year's general el...

The worm turns

The President's moves to reverse policies close to his predecessor's heart have triggered a backlash

After sidelining many party stalwarts and making a unilateral decision to anoint Mokgweetsi Masisi as the new President of Botswana, Ian Khama is now ruing his choice. The men have...

Masisi steps out of Khama's shadow

Sacking a spy chief, ending the alcohol levy and promising to open up the economy, the new President is junking his predecessor's policies

As if determined to disavow Ian Khama's description of him as a 'bootlicker', new President Mokgweetsi Masisi has been breaking with the past, pushing more pro-business policies, c...

A well-scripted succession

National wealth may be on the wane, but the establishment is ensuring the change in leader will not disturb political stability

After ten years in office, President Ian Khama is on a farewell tour of the country, as pundits ponder whether he was ineffective because he did not do too much, or effective for t...

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