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Tuesday, 10-28-14, 12:23Is Karma Catching Up With President Khama?[The Daily Vox]Botswana's President Ian Khama has just won a second and final term, evidence that he retains considerable popularity as a leader. But some of his countrymen argue that his late father, founding president Sir Seretse Khama, would be disillusioned by his son's less-than-stellar political performance and the increasing authoritarianism which marked campaigning prior to last Friday's elections. read more...
Tuesday, 10-28-14, 11:11President Ian Khama's Inaugration Speech[Government of Botswana]I have the honour and privilege of taking this solemn Presidential Oath of Office. In doing so, I am once more humbled by the trust and confidence and great responsibility that has been conferred upon me and my party to once more lead our country forward. We have just emerged from another election that has once more demonstrated our commitment to the democratic processes and values that have sustained our peaceful progress over the past five decades. I must commend the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC read more...
Monday, 10-27-14, 13:49Statement On Election Monitoring Mission to Botswana[MISA]In October 2014, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) convened a mission to observe the conduct of the media and electoral bodies during the Botswana 2014 parliamentary and local government elections, held on Friday 24 October. The mission found that the media performed exceptionally well, though there could be improvements. read more...
Monday, 10-27-14, 9:59President Khama to Be Sworn in[Government of Botswana]Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama will be sworn in as President of Botswana in an inauguration that will be administered by Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo on October 28 at parliament buildings at 0900hrs, read more...
Sunday, 10-26-14, 17:59SADC Congratulates Botswana On Successful Poll[SAnews.gov.za]SADC's Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to Botswana has congratulated that country for holding peaceful elections. read more...
Sunday, 10-26-14, 16:45Khama Wins Botswana Polls[allAfrica]Botswana's President Ian Khama is to be sworn in for another term on Tuesday after winning the country's election, Botswana media report. read more...
Saturday, 10-25-14, 5:11Ruling Party Faces Tougher Opposition[Deutsche Welle]Voting in Botswana was proceeding smoothly on Friday in a general election in which the ruling party faces an unprecedented test against a recently united opposition. read more...
Friday, 10-24-14, 13:28The EFF Statement on Botswana Elections[EFF]The Economic Freedom Fighters warns against reading the "free and fairness" of Botswana elections by only judging the activities of the day of elections. The freeness and fairness of elections must be understood within the entire period since the election date was announced by the electoral commission. read more...
Friday, 10-24-14, 10:25Voting Underway in Tight Presidential Elections[AEP]Voting is currently ongoing in Botswana as they elect a president and parliament to rule the country for the next five years in an election expected to be the most competitive in the country's history. The atmosphere is calm and peaceful so far. read more...
Friday, 10-24-14, 6:56Botswana Votes in Climate of Fear and Intimidation[Daily Maverick]So much for Africa's model democracy. As Botswana votes on Friday, it does so in an unprecedented climate of fear and intimidation. The incumbent, President Ian Khama, will probably win again - but what has he sacrificed to prolong his stay in State House? SIMON ALLISON and ANDREA TEAGLE report from Gaborone. read more...

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