Masisi tries out agricultural protectionism at risk of irking Pretoria

Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi will introduce a moratorium on vegetable imports (photo August 2020).
Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi will introduce a moratorium on vegetable imports (photo August 2020). © Mokgweetsi Masisi/Facebook
In order to keep his election promises to help rural communities to develop the Botswanan agricultural sector, President Masisi is introducing a moratorium on vegetable imports. A measure that is likely to displease his South African neighbour, which supplies most of the country's agricultural needs. [...] (235 words)
Issue dated 10/12/2021
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