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Bowing To International Pressure Botswana Legalizes Homosexuality

AFRICANGLOBE - Botswana's High Court has overturned a law criminalizing homosexuality. Under section 164 of Botswana's Penal Code, same sex relations was an offense that carried a maximum sentence of seven years' imprisonment.

Botswana’s Economic Growth To Almost Double In 2017

AFRICANGLOBE - Botswana's economy will grow by nearly double in 2017 compared to the previous year as Africa's largest exporter of diamonds shakes off a slump in global commodity prices and electricity shortages.

Botswana: Ian Khama Should Shut Up On Zimbabwe

AFRICANGLOBE - There are two things that loom large when people discuss Botswana’s president Ian Khama in Zimbabwe: his maverick (if queer is not the word) nature and a particular knack for taking potshots at President Mugabe. Over the years, Khama has been calling for President Mugabe to step down, for the implied benefit of his pal Morgan Tsvangirai, and more to please the Americans, their mutual master.

Botswana Deports American Pastor Over “Anti-Gay” Remark – Says Nothing About...

AFRICANGLOBE - A U.S. pastor who has made anti-gay comments is being deported, Botswana’s government announced Tuesday, shortly after he spoke on local radio and called the people killed in the June shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando “disgusting.”

Mugabe Tells The Truth About White South Africans

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabawe’s President Robert Mugabe on Monday used his farewell speech, as outgoing chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), to remind Botswana’s President Ian Khama that relations between their two countries- now rather strained – were once close.

The Top 10 Most Prosperous Countries In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - What is Africa's most prosperous country? According to new research from the Legatum Institute, which last week ranked prosperity in 38 African countries around criteria ranging from economics to education to health, the title belongs to...

11 Of The Most Astounding UNESCO Sites In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - With golden sand dunes, thundering falls and the world's largest population of giant tortoises, Africa's world heritage sites encompass staggering beauty and diversity.

Botswana Tops Africa Prosperity Report

AFRICANGLOBE - The 2014 Africa Prosperity Report, launched today, named Botswana the most prosperous country in Africa overall for the third year in a row. The 2014 Africa Prosperity Report ranks 38 countries in terms of prosperity—defined as wealth and well-being.

This State Is Ranked As Africa’s Most Prosperous Country

AFRRICANGLOBE - According to Africa Prosperity Report, this country is the most prosperous in Africa. The country is described as a development success story by the World Bank. The economy has been growing at an average annual rate of 4.6 percent between 1994 and 2011.

Botswana: Khama Wins Second Term

AFRICANGLOBE - Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) leader Ian Khama has been declared president of the Republic of Botswana after his party garnered the required majority in parliament from the Friday general elections.

Botswana And U.S. In Diplomat Row

AFRICANGLOBE - The American government might wish to put its own house in order before rushing to hastily comment on the judicial affairs of others.

Botswana: The New Home of Diamond Trading

AFRICANGLOBE - In a significant early victory in the battle for local beneficiation of natural resources, De Beers held its first diamond sale on 11 November in Gaborone, Botswana, after ending the sales operations of its London-based Diamond Trading Company.

Hydraulic Fracking Begins in Botswana

AFRICANGLOBE - While a fierce debate rages about fracking in South Africa and elsewhere, the Botswana government has been silently pushing ahead with plans to produce natural gas, keeping the country in the dark as it grants concessions over vast tracts of land, including half of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve - the ancestral home of the San.

How Botswana is Positioning Itself as a Major Diamond Hub

AFRICANGLOBE - The gravity of the diamond world is shifting towards Botswana due to a new development in which mining company De Beers is moving its sales activities to the Southern African country.

Botswana Economy Lifts Marginally

AFRICANGLOBE - Botswana’s economy lifted 1.1 percent quarter-on-quarter in the third quarter of 2012, it was announced on Thursday. According to the Central Statistics Office showed that this is after rising by a revised 0.3 percent in the second quarter.

Botswana Set to Ban Big-Game Hunting

AFRICANGLOBE - Botswana says it will ban hunting by 2014 because of fears that the nation is losing its wildlife. The nation's Ministry of Environment,...