Leaders of 15 southern African countries will gather for an annual summit on Monday as the region grapples with serious food shortages that have left a record number of people needing aid.
Early results from Botswana's general elections showed the ruling party in the lead but opposition parties making inroads in the diamond-rich southern African state, according to preliminary figures released by the electoral commission.
With the UN Climate Summit barely two weeks away, Africa is abuzz with its biggest and most colorful road show ever to highlight the continent’s climate change woes: the ‘Trans African Caravan of Hope.’
The Bank of Botswana announced that it is leaving its benchmark rate unchanged at 9.5 percent for the fifth straight meeting. The African central bank noted that the inflation rate would drop between three and six percent next year.
Some politicians in Botswana called on the southern African country to consider legalising prostitution to fight against HIV.
Botswana is said to have a high prevalence of HIV, and equally known for being proactive in the campaign against HIV/Aids.
The decision of a Botswana Judge to deny the San People their water rights shocked the world in July. The San had applied to regain access to a water bore they had used in the past, going to court when the government refused access.
The South African state-broadcaster SABC-TV reports that two more people have died of cholera at the Knobel Hospital outside Polokwane/Pietersburg in the northerly province of Limpopo, bringing the total number of cholera deaths in South Africa to twelve.