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
The Government of Botswana made it clear on Friday that sports hunters would not be welcome in its country as it lamented the killing of Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion by American dentist Walter James Palmer.
Government spokesperson Jeff Ramsay said … Read the rest
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
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 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
On 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
It’s not often that Africa sees a visiting American president, much less two. But as President Obama travels across the continent next week, so will his predecessor, George W. Bush.
Mr. Bush, who made fighting AIDS in Africa a … Read the rest
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
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