Tag: botswana

More stories

  • Botswana swears in its 5th leader, President Mokgweetsi Masisi

    Botswana swears in its 5th leader, President Mokgweetsi Masisi
    The Southern African nation of Botswana has sworn-in its new president in the person of Mokgweetsi Masisi. The 55-year-old becomes the country’s 5th president. He took the oath of office before the country’s national assembly in the presence of the Chief Justice, the Speaker of Parliament and his immediate predecessor, Seretse Khama Ian Khama. The [...]
  • Botswana bill to raise age of sexual consent to 18 to combat defilement

    Botswana bill to raise age of sexual consent to 18 to combat defilement
    The government of Botswana has initiated moves to raise the age of sexual consent from the current sixteen years to eighteen years. The move is as part of efforts to curb defilement in the southern African country. The measure is contained in an amendment of the penal code cap 08:01 which is currently before the [...]
  • Botswana President Accuses Trump of Supporting Elephant Poaching

    Botswana President Accuses Trump of Supporting Elephant Poaching
    One of Africa's most stable democracies has had about enough of elephant killings and wants a change! Botswana’s President Ian Khama on Friday accused the US government of encouraging elephant poaching following its recent decision to reverse a ban on imports of sport-hunted trophies. Khama was speaking at an African elephant conservation conference in Botswana. [...]