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

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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...

Diamonds and danger

Neither jewels nor stability pay a cure for HIV-AIDS

Botswana's famously democratic politics are as stable as usual but they cannot solve all the problems. First, the politics. A year into President Festus Mogae's first five-year ter...

All his own work

After a false start President Festus Mogae has passed his first electoral test

President Festus Mogae has gained the clear mandate he sought to govern in his own right. The ruling Botswana Democratic Party won its eighth successive victory at the general elec...

Diamond deal

As luck would have it, investment incentives and job creation measures by Botswana's new government could be paid for out of extra revenues from the recent recovery in the world di...

Khama country, again

The ruling duo of Mogae and Khama is consolidating ahead of next year's elections

When President Festus Mogae took office in April on Sir Quett Ketumile Masire's resignation, he proclaimed his government's commitment to human rights. Yet this seems to bypass the...

Best friends

The world's largest diamond producer by value stands ready to see off rivals as world recession slashes gemstone demand, especially from east Asia. The Debswana Mining Company, whi...

Good news

The country remains a favoured African democracy – but only after international protests and a dignified climb-down by government. With elections due in 1999, the government ...

Dust on the diamonds

Like Mandela and Mugabe, Masire has to settle the succession issue

On the face of it, Sir Ketumile Masire's Presidency has been a roaring success. For 16 years, he has run one of Africa's most stable and prosperous countries. Masire's Botswana Dem...

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