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Botswana Unravels: Unmasking Africa’s democracy poster child 28 August 2019

Botswana Unravels: Unmasking Africa’s democracy poster child

It seemed too good to be true. A diamond-rich, corruption-free, democratic, prosperous, and peaceful African country with a tradition of peaceful transfer of presidential power (the incumbent president voluntarily leaves office a year before the next general election). It was.

27 August 2019

BDF kills two rhino poachers

Two suspected poachers were shot and killed by Botswana Defence Force (BDF) on Sunday while tracking a rhino they had shot in Moremi Game Reserve, confirming the country’s tough anti-poaching policy.

1 August 2019

Turmoil in Africa’s ‘model democracy’

Everywhere you look, there is back-stabbing, defections, grandstanding and chaos. Joel Konopo looks at the disjointed state of politics in Botswana as the election nears.

23 July 2019

#MauritiusLeaks: Botswana in tax avoidance scandal

A Mauritius-based shell company existing only on paper – with no employees, office or business activity – received a substantial amount of money as payment from the government of Botswana. But how did the government pay a shell company millions of pula in what appears to be a classic case of tax avoidance?