Botswana News


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...
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...


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