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Botswana

Botswana

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

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Khama digs in

President-in-Waiting Ian Khama Seretse Khama strengthened his position at July 's national congress of the governing Botswana Democratic Party, of which he is Chairman (AC Vol 46 N...


Factions and fractions

A bitter race looms for the Secretary Generalship of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) at its national congress on 21-23 July in Serowe. A compromise offered by Vice-Presi...


For the greater Good

By trying to expel an academic critic, the government is risking its reputation

A 72-year-old Australian academic is resisting a deportation order and calling into question Botswana's much-valued reputation as Africa's leading democracy. On 18 February Preside...


Khama's coming

Africa's most successful democracy will soon be run by a military man

The general elections of 30 October ended with a renewed majority of 31 seats for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). It was, predictably, a vote for no change - until the Vice-Pr...


Mogae plays the Khama card

Traditional leadership and diamond money keep a stable democracy going

Botswana's democratic reputation rests on its constitution, whereby the president is chosen by the governing Botswana Democratic Party and duly voted into office by the elected par...


Kidnapped II

Just in time for President George W. Bush's visit to Gaberone on 10 July, a row has blow up over allegations that five suspected supporters of Al Qaida were kidnapped in Malawi by ...


Doing the splits

The main opposition party, the Botswana National Front, has a new leader but remains divided. At its national congress Otsweletso Moupo, a lawyer from Selebi Phikwe, beat Peter Wot...


Koma going

The feeble opposition should be strengthened by the imminent retirement of Kenneth Koma, veteran leader of the Botswana National Front. His BNF critics walked out in 1998 to form t...


Grit that glitters

Caught between blood diamonds and cheap copies, best friends move closer

The global diamond market is under pressure - from recession in North America, from 'blood diamonds' fuelling wars in Africa and from synthetic imitations. For Botswana, the threat...


Following Festus

The party congress season unleashes some political tensions

Botswana's low volume politics will be turned up a few notches in July when the two main parties hold their congresses and rival factions stake their political claims. In the rulin...


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