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Ian Khama to sue Botswana over embezzling claim

Botswana's former President Ian Khama says he plans to sue the government for defamation after he, other former officials and a South African businesswoman were accused of embezzling billions of dollars.A department investigating state corruption in Botswana alleges that...

Botswana opposition to challenge president Masisi party victory in court

The main opposition party in Botswana, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), says it has proof that October's general election was rigged.Party leader Duma Boko told a press conference in Johannesburg that the High Court in Botswana has been...

Botswana opposition challenges election result in court

Botswana’s main opposition party is challenging in court the results of 16 parliamentary constituencies won by the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in last month’s election, party spokesperson Moeti Mohwasa told Reuters.The BDP was re-elected with 38 seats, but...

Botswana teenager charged for likening First lady to a comedian

A Botswana teenager has been charged with likening the First Lady, Neo Masisi to a local comedian called William Motsetserepa in a Facebook post, reports Mmegi Online.According to the news site, 19 year old, Moniwe Nicholas Kamwi was charged...

Botswana president, Masisi declared winner of election

Botwana's Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane has declared Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) presidential candidate, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, the winner of the country's October 23 election, local newspaper the Botswana Daily News is reporting. Masisi is the country's current president. The paper says the...

Vote counting under way in Botswana’s nail-biting election

Vote counting was under way Thursday in Botswana in a tight election seen as the first real political test for a country ruled by the same party since independence.Pre-election polling showed the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), battered by an...

Botswana head to poll for crucial general elections

Voters in Botswana head to the polls today for crucial general elections in one of Africa’s most stable democracies. Over 900,000 registered voters are expected to cast their ballots across the country to elect members of the national assembly and...

All set for Botswana’s stiffest election since Independence

Botswana’s ruling party faces the tightest election of its history on Wednesday after former President Ian Khama, annoyed with his hand-picked successor, announced his support for the opposition, shaking up one of Africa’s most stable countries.The influential Khama, son...

Botswana to begin offering free ARVs to foreign sex workers

Botswana has started offering free antiretroviral therapy (ARV) to foreign commercial sex workers, following a decision to extend treatment to non-citizens. An estimated 30,000 foreigners living in Botswana are HIV positive, and most are sex workers. Until now, the southern...

Botswana prepares for battle royale as key election looms

President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi has dissolved parliament as the country prepares for general elections in October 2019, privately owned Mmegi Online reports. The election is expected to be the toughest votes the governing Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has faced...
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