Botswana goes against the grain in 2009

source: BOPA
05 January, 2010

The country, notwithstanding global adversities such as food and fuel crises as well as the subsequent global economic downturn, continued to score high points on the international scene.

Small as it is, Botswana did not flinch from picking on Africas strongest men, criticising them for human rights abuses and political intolerance.

It was a major shift in the countrys foreign policy as both the president and his foreign minister made unequivocal proclamations on what many regarded as diplomatically sensitive issues such as the political situation in Zimbabwe, Sudan, Madagascar and Guinea -Bissau.

Below are some of Botswanas foreign policy pronouncements during 2009, which some commentators say are a pointer to how the country would continue conducting its [continue reading]



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