Known for reigning peace, Botswana has lost its virginity in the international arena, as for the first time in history, the President was asked about ‘political unrest’ by foreign journalists in Davos, which he denied.
President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s appointment of Dorcas Makgato as Botswana’s envoy to Australia has been hailed as a political masterstroke. The move also sends a clear message to disillusioned politicians from within the ruling party, especially those who failed re-election in the...
If opposition parties in the region could only learn from the lessons of elections in 2019, they would find ways to foster unity and be seen as agents for positive transformation while distancing themselves from the ‘old ways’ of the governing parties.
Critics of the current administration are of the view that little by little, Botswana is beginning to erode its democratic credentials thanks to the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) under the Director General Peter Magosi.