Brink family empire expands into banking sector
The tycoon Derek Brink and his family have firmly established themselves in yet another key sector of the Botswanan economy with their entry into the exclusive club of commercial banks.
Fast fashion mogul and Denmark's richest man Anders Povlsen is set to acquire a luxury game reserve and lodges in Botswana's Okavango Delta, previously owned by the late US billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
At its conference in December, delegates from the ruling party will vote on a range of new national measures. Led by Lindiwe Zulu, the ANC's powerful international relations sub-committee is once again set to impose its will on the executive, with implications for Israel, Russia and Western Sahara.
In the fierce battle being fought between Botswanan president Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor Ian Khama, a new front has been opened up in London. Lord Peter Hain has recently taken up Khama's case in the House of Lords.
With a year to go before presidential elections, the Zimbabwean head of state is making moves on the diplomatic stage, where he is sorely lacking in allies. The Kenyan leader Uhuru Kenyatta, who is historically close to Harare, recently received him in Nairobi with great pomp.
Present for the inauguration of the Kazungula Bridge, which spans the Zambezi River between Botswana and Zambia, Emmerson Mnangagwa and his PR team would appear to have somewhat exaggerated the role of the Zimbabwean president in the bridge's construction.