ARTICLES RELATING TO IAN KHAMA

No vendetta against EFF, says Botswana govt

2014-11-21 16:00

The Botswana government does not have a vendetta against members of South Africa’s EFF, Labour and Home Affairs Minister Edwin Batshu says.

Ian Khama nixes brother as VP

2014-11-12 21:21

Botswana's president has shied away from nominating his brother as vice president, ending a political and legal battle that threw the country's democratic reputation into question.

Botswana court rebuffs president

2014-11-07 22:43

Botswana's High Court has rebuffed an attempt by President Ian Khama's party to change parliamentary voting rule.

Botswana president - show hands for vice president

2014-11-04 18:41

Opposition parties say the Botswana president's vice president vote by show of hands is intimidation.

Botswana leader Khama to be sworn in for 2nd term

2014-10-27 14:09

The president of diamond-rich Botswana Ian Khama is set to be sworn in after seeing off the fiercest challenge yet to his party’s half century of unbroken rule.

Botswana opposition confident

2014-10-24 16:04

Voting is proceeding smoothly in parliamentary and presidential elections in Botswana.

Voting begins in Botswana's elections

2014-10-24 07:24

Polling stations have opened in nationwide elections in which the Botswana Democratic Party, which has ruled the country since 1965, faces a tough challenge from a recently united opposition.

Polls: Botswana’s ruling BDP struggles to retain its grip

2014-10-23 07:55

Botswana’s ruling party, which has governed the diamond-rich country since 1965, is facing an unprecedented electoral battle as a traditionally fragmented opposition unites against it.

Outrage as Botswana journo charged with sedition

2014-09-11 07:42

A Botswana newspaper editor has been discharged with sedition after a story claimed President Ian Khama was involved in a car accident, prompting angry allegations of stifling press freedom.

No 'foul play' in opposition leader's death – Botswana cops

2014-08-21 14:29

A Botswana police investigation has found the death of an opposition leader just months before a general election to be an accident, a claim angrily rejected by his party.

Khama seeking EU attention - Zimbabwe

2014-01-28 11:02

Botswana President Ian Khama’s comments about Zimbabwe’s 31 July disputed elections are aimed at getting the EU to extend its "illegal sanctions" on Zimbabwe, an official says.

Ian Khama pays tribute to Madiba

2013-12-06 19:50

Botswana President Ian Khama has extended his condolences to the people of South Africa and the Mandela family at the death of former president Nelson Mandela.

Zuma moots SA-Botswana projects

2013-11-21 12:51

Enhancing projects between South Africa and Botswana is important for economic development, says President Jacob Zuma.

Botswana Bushmen call for land approval

2013-06-19 18:12

Hundreds of Botswana Bushmen, who have won a temporary reprieve against eviction from their land, are now calling on the government to recognise their settlement.

I don't see peaceful Zim polls - Khama

2013-02-15 15:06

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's most outspoken high-level African critic Ian Khama has expressed doubt over the possibility of peaceful elections in Zimbabwe, according to a report.

Botswana's rulers face united rival

2012-11-22 14:43

The African Spring may not have materialised, but in Botswana - the continent’s oldest multi-party democracy - the winds of change are buffeting a party that has ruled the country since independence.

Botswana - Africa attitude to ICC wrong

2011-12-12 21:23

Botswana's President Ian Khama has hit out at African leaders who refuse to co-operate with the International Criminal Court saying it put the continent "on the wrong side of history".

ANCYL has crossed the line, ANC says

2011-08-01 15:42
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The ANC Youth League has crossed the line in its comments on bringing out regime change in Botswana, the ANC says.

Michelle Obama arrives in Botswana

2011-06-24 13:25

Michelle Obama has started the second leg of her visit to Africa by wielding a brush to help paint a mural at a clinic that treats HIV/Aids infected children.

IMF orders Botswana to cut wage bill

2011-06-02 20:06

The International Monetary Fund has urged Botswana's government to cut its wage bill, even as public workers are staging a seven-week strike to demand an increase.

No work, no pay angers Botswana strikers

2011-05-24 22:18

More than 50 000 striking civil servants in Botswana will go without salary or see their pay deducted as government begins implementing its no work, no pay policy.

Botswana strike threatens ruling party

2011-05-10 10:34

An indefinite strike by public-sector workers in diamond-rich Botswana is threatening the ruling party’s 45-year grip on power and denting its image as the steward of one of Africa’s success stories.

Zuma not disappointed at Botswana

2010-10-05 20:04

President Jacob Zuma is not disappointed at last year's move by Botswana to sign an interim Economic Partnership Agreement with the EU.

No threat to democracy: Khama

2010-05-01 13:45

Diamond-rich Botswana is often lauded as a beacon of hope on a continent plagued by violence and poverty, yet some here say democracy is eroding.

 

SA, Botswana strengthen ties

2014-11-21 05:25

It is important that the more than 30 agreements South Africa signed with Botswana are implemented, President Jacob Zuma says.

Court thwarts Khama’s plans to tap brother as VP

2014-11-11 12:05

Botswana’s government says it will accept a court ruling that effectively thwarts President Ian Khama’s bid to appoint his brother as vice-president.

Botswana court hears challenge to VP vote

2014-11-07 08:15

Botswana's High Court has heard a petition challenging the constitutionality of parliamentary rules that allow lawmakers to vote for the vice president by secret ballot.

Botswana's Khama sworn in for 2nd term

2014-10-28 16:26

Botswana’s president Ian Khama has been sworn in for his second term after winning re-election with a reduced majority, pledging to intensify efforts to diversify the economy and eradicate poverty.

Botswana president wins second term in power

2014-10-26 07:27

Botswana President Ian Khama has won a second term in power after his party secured a parliamentary majority at the polls, an official has announced.

Women ululate as Khama votes in Botswana polls

2014-10-24 09:48

Women in Botswana have ululated as incumbent president Ian Khama voted at a community hall in Serowe, with one of them saying he is “a great man for this country”.

Botswana's ruling party favoured in elections

2014-10-23 18:00

The ruling party in Botswana, which has dominated politics since independence in 1966, is again the front-runner ahead of elections in the southern African nation.

EFF - Botswana president a dictator

2014-09-12 19:26
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Botswana's refusal to grant EFF leader Julius Malema a visa shows that its president is a dictator, the party says.

No corruption in my govt - Botswana leader

2014-09-10 14:23

President Ian Khama says Botswana is the only country in Africa where corruption suspects are investigated in order to ensure transparency.

Botswana's Khama re-affirms SADC pull-out

2014-04-15 10:10

Botswana President Ian Khama has re-affirmed his decision to not send his country's officials to participate in future SADC election observer missions.

Botswana 'breaks ranks with SADC, AU'

2014-01-27 12:03
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Botswana President Ian Khama says his country won’t participate in future SADC election observer missions after he noted what he says were irregularities in Zimbabwe’s last year elections.

Progress on SA, Botswana deals

2013-11-21 19:57

South Africa and Botswana have put into effect 34 agreements on co-operation in several sectors, says International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Ian Khama the only bad apple - Zanu-PF

2013-08-07 12:48
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Zanu-PF's politburo member Jonathan Moyo has dismissed as "thoroughly stupid" Botswana's demand for an audit of last week’s Zimbabwe elections which it declared "unfair", a report says.

Ian Khama injured in cheetah 'attack'

2013-04-29 12:44

Botswana President Ian Khama has received two stitches in his face after being clawed by a cheetah at a defence force barracks, a report says.

Botswana to ban wildlife hunting

2012-11-29 13:21

Botswana, one of Africa’s premier safari destinations says it will ban commercial hunting of wildlife because of a decline in animal population.

Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai to tie the knot

2012-09-07 12:19

Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai has invited nearly a dozen African leaders to his wedding on 15 September, according to a report.

More police than ANCYL members pitch for vigil

2011-08-29 22:25
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Nothing has come of the "thousands" of ANCYL members expected at a night vigil at Luthuli House in Johannesburg for Julius Malema ahead of his disciplinary hearing for allegedly bringing the ANC into disrepute.

Botswana breaks ranks over Gaddafi

2011-07-06 22:07

Botswana says it supports an International Criminal Court arrest warrant issued for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, despite the African Union summit's refusal to execute it.

We aren't losers, Botswana unions say

2011-06-15 16:03

Unions for Botswana public service workers who last week ended the country’s biggest strike after accepting a less than desired wage increase are adamant that they didn’t emerge as losers.

IMF urges Botswana to cut wage bill

2011-06-02 19:08

The International Monetary Fund urged Botswana's government to cut its wage bill, as public workers are staging a seven-week strike to demand an increase.

Khama digs in against public strikers

2011-05-20 17:41

Botswana President Ian Khama has ruled out a big pay rise for 90 000 striking civil servants, raising the stakes in a unprecedented bout of industrial action.

Botswana unable to pay striking workers

2011-05-20 07:44

Botswana’s president Ian Khama says his government cannot afford to give the striking public workers the 16% wage increase they are demanding.

Botswana health workers back at work

2011-04-27 18:47

Botswana health and other essential workers who last week joined the public service strike have returned to work in obedience to a court order.

Remove Zim sanctions, says Khama

2010-10-05 15:59

Sanctions imposed against Zimbabwe should be removed to motivate that country and demonstrate good faith, Botswana President Ian Khama says.

Breakaway party to challenge Khama

2010-04-28 10:38

Botswana's new breakaway party aims to "revamp and restore" democracy in the country, says an official.

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