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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...
Thursday, 10-23-14, 12:45She She She - AU Appoints FJC to Observe Botswana Election[The Point]Fatoumatta Jahumpa Ceesay (FJC) is no doubt the busiest woman in The Gambia with invitations to official functions both from the home front and abroad knocking on her doors all the time. read more...
Thursday, 10-23-14, 5:00Close Contest Expected at Polls[SANF]Close to a million Batswana will go to the polls on 24 October in parliamentary and local government elections that are expected to be closely contested. read more...
Tuesday, 10-21-14, 14:13Elections Expose Nation's 'Fading' Democracy[AfricaPlus]Botswana earned a reputation for political stability, electoral democracy, and economic growth in the 1970s and 1980s, when much of the African continent appeared to be mired in economic stagnation and authoritarian rule. This reputation has persisted despite contradictory developments. read more...
Tuesday, 10-21-14, 8:37Political Campaigns End Ahead of Tough Elections[AEP]The political parties contesting in the Botswana general elections slated for this Friday 24 October 2014 ended their campaigns last Saturday ahead of the general elections experts foresee to be the toughest since independence in1966. read more...
Tuesday, 10-21-14, 8:37Campaigns End Ahead of Polls[AEP]The political parties contesting in the Botswana general elections slated for this Friday 24 October 2014 ended their campaigns last Saturday ahead of the general elections experts foresee to be the toughest since independence in1966. read more...
Tuesday, 10-21-14, 8:26Former President of Malawi to Lead AU Observer Mission[AEP]Former president of Malawi, Joyce Banda, will be leading the African Union (AU) observer mission for Botswana's general elections on October 24, 2014 Friday. read more...
Thursday, 10-16-14, 12:17Tough Elections for Botswana[OSISA]The October 24 general elections are likely be the most competitive in the history of Botswana. According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), 824,073 eligible voters have registered to vote in this year's elections. read more...
Tuesday, 10-14-14, 19:48Botswana Reaffirms Support to Saharawi People's Right to Self-Determination[SPS]New York -The Republic of Botswana on Friday reaffirmed its position of support to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination through an open referendum, adding it is saddened by that fact that a solution to Western Sahara question "has still not been found." read more...
Tuesday, 10-14-14, 14:57From Dr Mugabe to Baby Spice in Southern Africa[The Daily Vox]Each week award winning journalist KRISTEN VAN SCHIE brings you all the news that's worth knowing from across the SADC region. Here is this week's SADC wrap. read more...

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