Botswana: Khama State of Nation address will go on as planned

Botswana: Khama State of Nation address will go on as planned

An annoyed Government of Botswana assured citizens Tuesday that President Ian Khama will, in fact, deliver a State of the Nation address in upcoming weeks. The announcement became necessary after the Mmegi newspaper in Gaborone ran a front-page story that said there would be no State of the Nation speech forthcoming,…

Botswana faces first countrywide drought since 1984

Botswana is currently going through a major drought caused by below-average rainfall creating reduced grazing conditions for farmers, the acting Agriculture Minister Patrick Ralotsia said earlier this year. Ian Khama, Botswana’s president, recently declared a countrywide drought for the first time since 1984. “This year is evolving to be a…