Regional electoral spotlight falls on Namibia

The regional electoral spotlight turns on Namibia after polls in Mozambique and Botswana saw victories for entrenched ruling parties. As Jean-Jacques Cornish reports, there has been a change in the political landscape. Voting on November 29, Namibians are expected to return SWAPO to power for a further five years. This month’s elections to the east […]

Botswana president to be sworn in for second term tomorrow

The Botswana Democratic Party’s maintained 48 successive years of rule, despite losing eight seats to the Umbrella for Democratic Change in last Friday’s elections. The poll’s got the thumbs up from the country’s neighbours. Ian Khama’s won a second term as president and will be sworn in tomorrow. The Botswana Democratic Party takes credit for […]

AU tardy responding to Ebola crisis

With thousands of US and British troops fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the African Union has taken seven months to send a top level delegation to the affected countries. AU Commission head Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma led a team that visited there last weekend. They’ve pledged to send 2 000 medical personnel to the region […]