Independence buys freedom

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.


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.


Using Artificial Intelligence to hold power to account

Technology can help illuminate dark corners of political funding in Africa


Good Khama, bad Khama

The regime of the Botswana president is accused of eroding good governance and democracy, as the economy starts to lose its lustre.


Open letter to Reginald Richardson

Dear Richardson,

I was out of the country when you and your producer, Keikantse Shumba were suspended for airing a voice over clip on your popular morning show of an alleged meeting between Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi and some opposition politicians who were being lured into the ruling party.


Khama’s ‘police state’ declare war on media

With another journalist detained and later released without a charge, it appears Botswana’s intolerance for private press is becoming a dangerous obsession.