Former president Thabo Mbeki was the African Union’s chief mediator in the conflict in Sudan that led to the creation of South Sudan in 2011.
Voluntary male circumcision has made huge strides in reducing the rate of HIV infections.
American diplomatic cables show the Botswana government gave the US the green light to explore the possibility of establishing an Africom base.
Three Botswana presidents all appear to have turned political power into personal advantage.
Former Botswana president Festus Mogae has admitted that while in office he put his political career ahead of gay rights.