Citizens, community leaders, civil society practitioners – even politicians – have all been reluctant to discuss matters of development and politics.
In the absence of trading ivory, other solutions have to be found to fund conservation and support communities.
For a global audience, the movie 'A United Kingdom' is likely to revitalise the popular viewpoint of Botswana as a national success story.
Anderson, of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, notoriously welcomed the gunning down in June of 50 people at a nightclub in Florida.
World's most expensive rough diamond sells for $63m, sets stage for an even bigger one—both were mined in Botswana
Country’s Karowe mine is gaining a reputation for producing the world’s biggest and best stones.
Perils of relying on oil as the only source of livelihood: lessons from South Sudan, Nigeria, and Angola
Botswana managed its diamond wealth better. It resisted the temptation of going on a spending spree as a result of the new-found wealth
Africa has about 165,000 High Net Worth Individuals, with combined wealth holdings of $860 billion
The little signs that Botswana's democracy is under stress as president Khama's autocratic streak grows
There’s a word in Setswana that people are now using to refer to Ian Khama. It’s “mong-wame”, which loosely translates to “my owner”, or “my lord”.
Beyond diamonds: 10 things you didn't know about Botswana, Africa's gem of a country - or do, but are worth repeating
Gaborone was built from scratch starting in 1964, when the capital of Bechuanaland was moved from Mafeking (in present day South Africa) to Gaborone.
From China with no love: As shoppers cut demand for diamonds, these African countries could be in for some real pain
What started as a slowdown in construction and industrial production is now hitting Chinese consumers, and luxury products are especially vulnerable.
President Ian Khama says country will have to tap its sizeable foreign reserves of 88.1 billion pula ($8.55 billion) to counter a slowing economy.
For some governments in Africa today, water is becoming the biggest issue in dealings with neighbours.
It still able to fund its first budget deficit in four years by selling bonds and drawing down reserves.
Despite the worries, economists say predictions that China will no longer be a major player in Africa are overblown.
Contrarian, arrogant, and a loner—Botswana’s Khama is finally thrust into the spotlight. It could get uncomfortable
As new SADC chair, he would be forgiven for blinking furiously as he tries to adjust—he has never played any major role internationally.
“It is a democracy, if people want a leader to continue, let him continue” - Mugabe.
The country imposed an almost complete ban on hunting wildlife in January 2014, and villagers are protesting huge farm losses.
Ivory is reportedly bought at $100 per kilogramme from poachers, and sold for $2,100 in China.
It is a good time to be a Kenyan, Tanzanian or Ivorian, the numbers say. Not so much a Nigerian or South African
Predicting Africa is hard work, as the latest attempt shows. But beyond the garbled economic speak is a direct impact on your pocket.