Botswana's Khama hits out over corruption allegations

2019-12-11 19:35

Botswana's former president Ian Khama has hit back against corruption allegations, vowing to sue a lead investigator for defamation after he accused the ex-leader of syphoning-off billions in state funds.

Botswana awaits results in cliffhanger election

2019-10-23 22:00

Botswana has voted in a cliffhanger election set to test the decades-long dominance of the ruling party and challenge the country's image of stability.

Botswana president likens elephants to European migrants

2019-04-16 20:44

The president of Botswana, the nation with the world’s largest elephant population, likened the country’s travails with its numerous pachyderms to the number of Africans who have migrated to Europe to find a better life.

President and predecessor feud in proudly stable Botswana

2018-11-06 18:23

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has used his first state-of-the-nation address to openly attack his predecessor Ian Khama in an unprecedented clash in a country that prides itself on stability.

SA's Advocate Dali Mpofu to lead legal team challenging Zim's Mnangagwa election victory – report

2018-08-10 11:00

South Africa's Advocate Dali Mpofu is reportedly set to lead a legal team to challenge Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu-PF party's victory in the just ended elections – on behalf of the opposition MDC Alliance.

WATCH: Botswana's ex-leader Ian Khama shows off some football skills

2018-06-27 12:30

A video of retired former Botswana president Ian Khama in a soccer match, has emerged on social media, with many marvelling at the lifestyle he has chosen after leaving the higher office of the land.

Botswana's new president vows to tackle unemployment

2018-04-03 14:14

Botswana's new president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, has used his inauguration speech to vow to tackle youth unemployment in one of Africa's most stable countries.

Botswana hangs man after two-year hiatus

2018-02-19 20:09

Botswana at the weekend hanged a 28-year-old man following the murder of his girlfriend and her son in 2010, its first execution after a two-year hiatus, a prison official has said.

Ian Khama, Mnangagwa set to 'fix strained relations' as they meet in Botswana

2018-02-10 14:00

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is reportedly set to "fix strained relations" with the Botswana government, as he visits his neighbouring counterpart Ian Khama next week.

Zim, Botswana to 'fix strained relations' after Mugabe exit – report

2017-12-16 16:00

Botswana's government is reportedly set to "fix strained relations" with Zimbabwe once the current engagements between the two nations foreign affairs ministers are completed.


Motsepe-Radebe on Botswana: 'I’ve never given money for anything regarding regime change'

2019-10-31 13:14

Businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe has denied allegations of political meddling in Botswana and rumours of an alleged affair with former president Ian Khama.

Botswana ex-president slams successor

2019-06-01 10:10

Botswanan former president Ian Khama has accused his chosen successor of becoming an autocrat and threatening the country's reputation as a beacon of stability in Africa.

Former Botswana president Khama feuds with government over Trump

2018-12-31 07:12

Donald Trump is a contentious topic in Botswana, where the government is uneasy over a former leader's harsh criticism of the American president.

'Choose investors who'll add value': Botswana's Ian Khama tells Zim leader Mnangagwa

2018-10-01 08:04

Former Botswana president Ian Khama has warned Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa to only allow in investors who’ll create employment for significant numbers of Zimbabweans.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Botswana's Ian Khama

2018-06-28 08:01

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa suspects Grace Mugabe allies were behind an explosion that rocked a stadium where he addressed his Zanu-PF supporters, and a look at Ian Khama's lifestyle after presidency.

Weaning African leaders off addiction to power 'is an ongoing struggle'

2018-04-17 06:01

Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s, writes The Conversation.

Botswana's Ian Khama accuses Trump of 'encouraging' elephant poaching

2018-03-17 18:01

Botswana's president Ian Khama has accused the US government of encouraging elephant poaching following its recent decision to reverse a ban on imports of sport-hunted trophies.

Zimbabwe, Botswana set to sign diamond deal – report

2018-02-17 12:10

Zimbabwe is reportedly set to sign a diamond processing deal with Botswana within the next three months, after President Emmerson Mnangagwa met with his counterpart, President Ian Khama, this week in Gaborone.

Stability in southern Africa hinges on how leaders gain and lose power

2018-01-23 10:27

Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region, writes The Conversation.

#AntiMugabeRally 'an opportunity for a fresh start', says Zim pastor Mawarire

2017-11-18 11:02

Zimbabwe activist pastor Evan Mawarire has described the the anti-Mugabe rally as "a momentous occasion" and an opportunity for a "fresh start" to advance democratic change in the country.

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