COVID-19: How Botswana artists are making money in lockdown
The coronavirus pandemic has hit hard on all sectors of Botswana. But for artists, social media has become the new way to connect with fans and make money.
Why Botswana is selling licenses to kill elephants
Botswana is selling licenses to hunt 70 elephants in seven district months after President Mokgweetsi Masisi lifted a ban on big game hunting.
Botswana President Masisi on how global slowdown, trade wars are affecting gem prices and exports
Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi said global economic slowdown is affecting both diamond sales and prices negatively. It is also having a knock-on effect on Botswana’s economy, but the government expects the downturn to be temporary. Masisi was speaking with Bloomberg Television's Manus Cranny at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town.
Botswana scraps anti-gay laws
Scenes of joy fill the High Court of Botswana and surrounding areas following a ruling in favour of decriminalising homosexuality. The High Court had been petitioned by an anonymous person, identified only by initials LM for security reasons, who had challenged sections 164 and 167 of the penal code.
Zambia's new politician: Young, female, powerful
Across Africa, young women are rising through the ranks in politics and business. After Mali and Botswana appointed young female ministers in 2018, many celebrated it as a turning point. But it's another story for village councils, where youth – and especially women – are barely represented. We met with a young Zambian politician who is paving the way for change in her country.
Botswana extends credit line to Zimbabwe
Diamond-rich Botswana has offered to lend neighboring Zimbabwe $95 million in private sector loans to help ease its economic crisis. It's rare for an African country to offer such a deal.