In a candid questions and answers interview, former Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chairman, Samson Moyo Guma discusses the most pressing issues affecting the country. He is clearly taken aback by what he sees as tribalistic tendencies by President Mokgweetsi Masisi and is scathing about BDP seeming lack of competent leaders. He says his new party, the BPF will stop BDP victory in 2024. He spoke to INK Centre for Investigative Journalism Editor, Joel Konopo.
The latest muddy knot on a farm may show President Masisi to be a man more rapacious than popular opinion holds, Joel Konopo, Calistus Bosaletswe and Ntibinyane Ntibinyane investigate.
Congo is a land far away from us, yet its chaos has found a place at home. Potentially the richest country in the world, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the sucking vortex of all that is wrong with post-colonial Africa.
President Ian Khama acquired a 4 ha plot on the outskirts of Mosu to construct a lodge which has subsequently been turned into his private residence without change of land use, fresh information gathered by INK Centre shows.
by INK Reporters
Botswana Defence Force (BDF) funds, equipment and personnel are being diverted towards constructing and developing President Ian Khama’s private lodge at Mosu, on the southern shore of Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, a prime tourism destination.
The INK Centre contracted a US-based commercial satellite imagery firm to capture a high-resolution image over President Khama property in Mosu. The image, together with six-month investigation provides fresh evidence that BDF is heavily involved in the construction of the president compound.
Khama, Trump, Duterte and Erdoğan –World Press Freedom Day: A story of rights, liberties, duties and threats to national security!
Ian Khama, Donald Trump, Rodrigo Duterte and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are all democratically elected leaders under their respective countries’ constitutions. And while they appear to be worlds apart in political outlook, methods of governance and social policies, they have a common thread that unites them; a hatred for the media.
Too many mines, too little to show for them – that is Botswana’s problem. Diamonds, copper, nickel – all have been hard hit by falling world resource prices, and for the first time since independence, the country historically seen as one of Africa’s success stories is confronting real economic decline. By Joel Konopo for INK.
International credit rating firm, Standard & Poor (S&P) warned this month that Botswana faces a “deteriorating outlook” in 2017, a move that suggests the dreaded downgrade from A-/A-2 sovereign credit rating could be on the horizon.