EFF - Botswana president a dictator

2014-09-12 19:26

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

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

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

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.

Botswana bomb probe continues

2010-03-11 08:00

Investigations into a suspected bomb found behind Botswanan President Ian Khama's office are continuing, the country's ministry of defence, justice and security says.

Explosive found near Khama's office

2010-03-04 12:04

A building housing Botswana president Ian Khama’s office in Gabarone had to be evacuated after an explosive device was found near it, police say.

Khama calls for fresh Zim polls

2009-11-13 15:59

Botswana President Ian Khama has accused Zimbabwe's long-time leader Robert Mugabe of failing to honour a power sharing deal and called for fresh elections in the country.

Botswana results trickle in

2009-10-17 17:16

Results from Botswana's general election trickled in with Ian Khama expected to remain head of the world's largest diamond producer for another five years.

Khama demands delivery

2009-10-16 10:43

Critics of Botswana President Ian Khama's tough delivery style have called him a dictator, a label he shrugs with amusement as he sets about clearing government of lazy people and bureaucracy.

Khama optimistic before poll

2009-10-15 22:35

Botswana President Ian Khama says he is cautiously optimistic of a win in parliamentary polls expected to pose the greatest challenge yet to his ruling party.

Khama 'rules with discipline'

2009-10-14 10:24

President Ian Khama has command in his blood as son of Botswana's founding father, but he faces criticism over his military-style leadership ahead of the country's elections.


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

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.

Botswana to get new party

2010-03-23 21:09

Three top members of Botswana's ruling party are set to form a rival faction, officials have said, accusing President Ian Khama of undermining democracy.

Grenade meant for Botswana's Khama

2010-03-09 20:00

The device that prompted a bomb scare outside Botswana President Ian Khama's offices last week is a hand grenade, police have said.

Khama snubs bushmen

2010-02-12 10:58

Hundreds of Botswana bushmen evicted from their lands in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in 2002, have accused President Ian Khama of refusing to listen to their complaints about access to water.

Botswana's Khama sworn in

2009-10-20 11:40

Botswana's President Ian Khama has been sworn in for a second term following his Botswana Democratic Party's landslide victory in the country's recent elections.

Botswana votes in peace

2009-10-16 17:00

Election officials in Botswana say voting is proceeding without incident as voters in the small, stable southern African region line up at the polls.

Botswana polls open

2009-10-16 08:40

Botswana polls have opened for parliamentary elections widely expected to return President Ian Khama's ruling Botswana Democratic Party to power for a new term.

Zim's govt in danger - Khama

2009-10-15 19:07

Botswana President Ian Khama says a power-sharing pact in neighbouring Zimbabwe is in danger of collapse as parties fail to agree on key issues eight months after joining forces.

Botswana at a glance

2009-10-14 10:06

Voters in Botswana are set to go to the polls with President Ian Khama facing his first election challenge. Some facts about the country:

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