Botswana court rejects opposition election fraud claims

2019-12-24 19:47

A high court in Botswana's capital has dismissed the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change's call to have the results of the October general election thrown out over "irregularities".

Botswana's new president vows to reform economy

2019-10-26 18:08

Botswana's newly-elected president Mokgweetsi Masisi vowed to make the economy his top priority in the diamond-rich country which is struggling with income inequality, high unemployment and a high rate of HIV.

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.

Andile Mngxitama ordered to retract from bashing Patrice Motsepe

2019-05-09 17:45

BLF leader Andile Mngxitama has been ordered by the Gauteng High Court sitting in Johannesburg, to refrain from continuing to accuse billionaire and mining mogul, Patrice Motsepe, of meddling in Botswana's politics.

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.

Botswana president eyes jobs in new 'marriage' with De Beers

2018-05-16 13:09

Botswana’s president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, wants a new long-term diamond-sales pact with De Beers when the current 10-year deal expires in 2020.

WATCH: Botswana's Masisi visits Ramaphosa, pays tribute to Madikizela-Mandela

2018-04-13 17:59

Botswana's new President Mokgweetsi Masisi has met South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and is expected to visit struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's home.

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 defies outcry from human rights group, executes murderer

2019-12-02 18:11

Botswana has hanged a 44-year-old man for murdering his boss, prisons services announced, despite mounting criticism from rights groups and the European Union.

Botswana's Masisi wins 51% in hotly-contested election

2019-10-25 10:42

Incumbent President Mokgweetsi Masisi won a five-year term in Botswana's elections which saw his ruling party secure more than 51% of parliamentary votes, the chief justice says.

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.

South Africa govt has nothing to do with Motsepe-Radebe Botswana debacle - Sisulu

2019-04-30 21:40

International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has delivered a message to Botswana to say the South African government had nothing to do with businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe's reported meddling in that country's politics.

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.

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.

Botswana's new president Masisi sacks director of intelligence

2018-05-04 09:55

Botswana’s new president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, has fired the Director of Intelligence and Security Services Colonel Isaac Seabelo Kgosi.

New Botswana leader Masisi to hold talks with Mnangagwa in Zim

2018-04-09 12:01

Botswana's new president Mokgweetsi Masisi is expected in Zimbabwe on Monday on a working visit. He will hold talks with his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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