Independence buys freedom

Botswana media hit by Israeli spyware

Two prominent local weeklies, Mmegi and Botswana Guardian newspapers have
been targeted by a sophisticated Israeli mercenary spyware Predator, raising fresh
concerns about media infiltration, privacy, and security ahead of Botswana’s
upcoming watershed election in October.

Botswana in the grip of bad

Africa’s model democracy is sliding into a monocracy that is punishing the media, argues Joel Konopo.