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Botswana

Botswana

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

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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....


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...


New man, new discipline

Ian Khama calmly takes over the presidency as bigger neighbours struggle with successions and elections

Southern Africa's model democracy shamed its neighbours with the dignified inauguration of its new president on 1 April. Lieutenant General Ian Khama Seretse Khama quickly stamped ...


Diamond power

Economic diversification is the centrepiece of President Ian Khama's strategy and its first test will be in the diamond business. Botswana, the world's biggest producer of diamonds...


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