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Botswana

Botswana

Population: 2.25 mn.
GDP: $15.58 bn.
Debt: $2.10 bn.

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Shift that coal

To diversify the economy away from its almost total dependence on diamonds, Botswana is pinning its hopes on coal.


Threats to Khama fade

Opposition parties are unable to form an alliance capable of ousting the governing Botswana Democratic Party

In spite of the serious split in the Botswana Democratic Party in 2010, opposition parties cannot form a broad electoral alliance, the only way to end the BDP’s long reign at the g...


Construction fraud trio go free

A corruption trial involving managers of Chinese construction companies has fizzled out, at least for now. The three – erstwhile China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation G...


In a spin

The governing Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) faces a serious threat after its Barata-Phati (‘those who love the party’) faction walked out and launched the Botswana Movement for D...


A clash at the border

A confrontation between Harare and Gaborone over a wandering pride of lions has escalated into a serious bilateral rift

The formulation of foreign policy in Zimbabwe is the jealously guarded function of the President’s Office and, through it, the Central Intelligence Organisation. The Foreign Minist...


Khama control

Delivery 'to the expectations of Batswana' is to be top priority of the new government, President Seretse Khama Ian Khama announced at his inauguration on 21 October following his ...


Khama's expected triumph

The governing party did less well than it had hoped but trounced the opposition and confirmed the President's hold on office

Despite a depressed economy and disunity in its ranks, President Seretse Khama Ian Khama's Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) won its eighth successive election victory on 16 October....


It's the economy, probably

President Seretse Khama Ian Khama is unlikely to lose the reputation for dogmatism and autocracy which he earned by slapping a 30% levy on alcohol sales to curb drunkenness, backin...


Diamonds lose their shine

Rich people are not buying jewels, so Botswana's budget is in deficit and its people are losing their jobs

The global economic downturn has hit Botswana hard. Decades of diamond-led economic expansion have ground to a halt, as people buy fewer gems (AC Vol 49 No 8). The slump became evi...


Don't blame me!

President Khama's 90% approval rating may not guarantee him an easy victory at the October elections

So far, there are few signs that electors blame the government for the recession and the governing Botswana Democratic Party seems set to win again at the October elections. Yet th...


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