Festus Mogae

Mbeki comments on the South Sudan crisis, urges reconciliation

Carien du Plessis

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.


Comment: Safer, due to unforeskinned circumstances

Festus Gontebanye Mogae

Voluntary male circumcision has made huge strides in reducing the rate of HIV infections.


WikiLeaks cables provide limited vindication for Malema

American diplomatic cables show the Botswana government gave the US the green light to explore the possibility of establishing an Africom base.


Questionable dealings of connected men

Ntibinyane Ntibinyane

Three Botswana presidents all appear to have turned political power into personal advantage.


Mogae would not stick his neck out for gays

Faranaaz Parker

Former Botswana president Festus Mogae has admitted that while in office he put his political career ahead of gay rights.