Mugabe rants againts white ‘non-racial’ liberals

Zimbabawe’s President Robert Mugabe on Monday used his farewell speech, as outgoing chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), to rant against white liberals.

He used the podium at the opening of the annual SADC summit here on Monday, … Read the rest

Mugabe blames xenophobic violence on whites

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe laid the blame for xenophobic violence in South Africa on whites, because he said they still owned most of the land and had most of the opportunities.

“It is a matter of the whites keeping things … Read the rest

Khama’s attempt to appoint brother as deputy fails

President Ian Khama’s bid to appoint his brother, Tshekedi Khama, as deputy-president has been thwarted as Botswana’s government says it will accept a court ruling to counter the move.

Khama, re-elected for a second term last month, wanted lawmakers to … Read the rest

Botswana president wins second term

Botswana President Ian Khama yesterday saw off the biggest challenge posed by the opposition since independence, winning a second term in power as his ruling party secured a majority at the polls.

His Botswana Democratic Party won at least 34 … Read the rest

Struggling Eskom supplying power to Botswana

morupuleOn Thursday and Friday, Eskom declared a power emergency, but is nonetheless diverting electricity to Botswana while South Africa struggles with rolling blackouts and loadshedding.

Botswana is facing a supply crisis after two units at its only major power plant, … Read the rest

Botswana deports 96-year-old Zimbabwean

The Botswana government on Thursday defended its decision to deport an ailing 96-year-old Zimbabwean man who is believed to have lived in the country for seven decades.

Facing public outcry over the deportation, Labour and Home Affairs Minister Edwin Batshu

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Pieter Mulder says protectorates Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland should be included in percentage black land

During a debate on the 1913 Land Act today, Dr. Pieter Mulder of the Freedom Front Plus said that the former British protectorates Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland should be included when calculating the percentage of black-owned land in South Africa. … Read the rest

No extradition of murderers from South Africa unless assurances on death penalty

A Botswana national wanted for murder may not be extradited unless that country gives assurances he would not face the death penalty, the Constitutional Court ruled on Friday.

Justice Edwin Cameron said it would be a breach of the statutory … Read the rest