Independence buys freedom
Botswana dismisses its head of intelligence 2 May 2018

Botswana dismisses its head of intelligence

Botswana has fired its head of intelligence, two weeks after he told lawmakers that he does not account to anyone, the presidency said on Wednesday.

4 April 2018

Who is Mokgweetsi Masisi?

Earnest, highly educated, elitist and remote, President Mokgweetsi Masisi lacks the charisma of Botswana’s former president Ian Khama.But unless the country’s fragmented opposition launches a spirited campaign, he could well increase the ruling party Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) vote in next year’s general election.

7 March 2018

Police clampdown over intelligence report

A break-in at the INK Centre for investigative Journalism in Gaborone at the weekend has raised concerns among journalists that official intolerance towards the independent media is growing in Botswana.

16 February 2018

Ombudsman’s Mosu report places Khama above the law

Botswana has been lauded as the “African Success Story” since the 1980’s and labelled as the epitome of democracy in a continent where democracy has been under threat by authoritarian regimes and individuals.