Independence buys freedom

Khama allegedly moved millions of dollars from Central Bank, court documents

Kago Komane and Joel Konopo

Papers filed in the Botswana High Court make the startling allegation that former Botswana president Ian Khama instructed the country’s central bank to shift over $200-million (P2.2-billion) to secret accounts and later moved the funds to several offshore companies and banks.


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.


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.