Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
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.
Donald Trump is a contentious topic in Botswana, where the government is uneasy over a former leader's harsh criticism of the American president.
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.
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.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s, writes The Conversation.
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 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.
Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region, writes The Conversation.
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.
A media rights group has accused the government of Botswana of being aggressive and intolerant towards the media, as a hearing against a privately-owned newspaper kicks off.
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.
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.
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.
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, Mokgweetsi Masisi, has used his inauguration speech to vow to tackle youth unemployment in one of Africa's most stable countries.
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.
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.
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.
Botswana's President Ian Khama has told his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe to step down as he no longer has any regional support to cling on to power.
The Botswana government says it won't respond to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, due to his advanced age, after the veteran leader attacked President Ian Khama, accusing him of failing to support his country’s foreign affairs minister for the African Union Commission post.
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