How should we understand the foreign policy of African states? And why do some countries with a dubious record at home talk so much about democracy abroad? Esther Brown considers the case of Botswana, and offers some compelling answers.
An investigation by amaBhungane and the INK Centre for Investigative Journalism has cast new light on a secretive British-registered company whose extensive colonial-era land holdings have become a hot political issue in Botswana.
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.
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.
Botswana’s Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Eric Molale, is quarrying gravel at his farming business seemingly without first seeking an industrial minerals permit, the INK Centre for Investigative Journalism has established. By Joel Konopo for INK.
The regime of the Botswana president is accused of eroding good governance and democracy, as the economy starts to lose its lustre.
International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ), a United States non-profit investigative journalism organisation together with partners around the world, including INK Centre for Investigative Journalism have been awarded Pulitzer Prize for ground-breaking investigations on the Panama Papers. The Pulitzer Prize is the US most prestigious journalism award.
With another journalist detained and later released without a charge, it appears Botswana’s intolerance for private press is becoming a dangerous obsession.
The president of Botswana’s highest court, Ian Kirby, has invested in seven offshore companies domiciled and registered in a tax haven of the British Virgin Islands, writes NTIBINYANE NTIBINYANE.
Hardly a year after the arrest of three Botswana Gazette journalists, the empire strikes again! Yet another worrying development. Another careless arrest of a journalist in a country considered Africa’s shining example of democracy and good governance. This time, the Office of President onslaught on the private media happened so early into 2016.