'Botswana democracy under siege'

Professor Adebayo PIC: TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE
Professor Adebayo PIC: TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE

A professor at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) has set off warning bells on the country’s democracy following recent court dismissals of the electoral petitions against the 2019 General Election results.

IDEA Regional director for Africa and West Asia, Adebayo Olukoshi has warned that Botswana’s democracy is under siege.

Speaking at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) 2019 general elections evaluation workshop that was held this week at Avani Hotel, Olukoshi said the 2019 general elections attracted high costs from political parties.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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