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Botswana

Botswana

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

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Murky glass houses

President Ian Khama has been slow to stamp out shadowy deals between Chinese investors and government institutions, in particular the murky business of the 500 million pula (US$62 ...


Glittering prospects

The government does all it can to tempt foreign investors into diamonds, and other mining projects, too

As parliamentary elections approach in 2014, Botswana’s divided opposition parties cannot complain about the economy. The biggest gesture of confidence came from diamond giant De B...


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...


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