amaBhungane: Satellite images show Botswana military personnel doing construction work at Khama residence
Satellite images commissioned by the INK Centre for Investigative Journalism support allegations by military sources that Botswana Defence Force (BDF) personnel are based at President Ian Khama’s private holiday home in Mosu in central Botswana – and that they are carrying out construction work there. This contradicts the presidency’s claim that Khama is not making use of the BDF for major building work at the remote compound. By Joel Konopo, Ntibinyane Ntibinyane and Kaombona Kanani for INK and AMABHUNGANE.
Malawi’s population, just four million at independence in 1964, will increase from 18-million today to 26-million by 2030, increasing the pressure on already scarce resources. The answer: Increase diversification to create jobs, improve the enabling environment for business to invest, and increase access to markets. But how? Two answers stand out. By OLUSEGUN OBASANJO, DICKIE DAVIS and GREG MILLS.
Few things have the capacity to spring a surprise in Africa, let alone in southern Africa, whether the absurd in South Africa, the despotic in Zambia, the brazen lawlessness in Zimbabwe, the instability in Lesotho, the wanton rule in Angola, or the civil war that no one wants to recognise in Mozambique. By MAYNARD MANYOWA.