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The opposition in Botswana accuses the government of “harassment” after the arrest

Botswana’s Directorate of Intelligence and Security has detained two senior journalists and three opposition party leaders in Gaborone for the past 10 days. Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) Spokesperson Lawrence Okidetsi, Acting President Lazarus Lekwanyana, and Dina Monti, Party Secretary for Gaborone South Region, For varying periods between July 12th and July 16th. Ookeditse was held … Read more

Shutting down Libya’s illicit economies requires broader strategic sanctions to deter criminals

Twelve years after the Libyan revolution, the country remains fragile. The government has limited influence, with de facto power exercised by rival armed groups. The instability in Libya and the lack of state control has helped fuel the massive rise in illicit economies in the country. Fuel smuggling is endemic, with networks moving large quantities … Read more

The US Senator objects to Zim Chief’s invitation to the African American Business Summit

Senator Jim Risch, the ranking Republican on the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, strongly objected to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s invitation to last week’s US-Africa Business Summit, which was held in Gaborone, Botswana. Last month, Resch wrote to Florizel Lesser, president and CEO of the Council of Companies in Africa (CCA), the US business association … Read more

Lessons from five other African countries

In recent years, there has been increasing recognition of the need to reform and modernize the electricity sector in Africa. The traditional model, dominated by large, vertically integrated facilities, is being challenged by the fight against climate change, technological advances in renewable energy, and the need for competitive pricing. As a result, several African countries … Read more