Botswana: Beyond diamonds...

Botswana’s diamond-driven economic growth, faster than that of many oil rich countries since the 1960s, is reflected in Gaborone’s glass fronted office blocks and shopping malls. Since independence in 1966, successive Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) governments have harnessed this for social and economic progress, even when the HIV virus (which threatened to wipe out the country’s labour force) struck in the 1990s.

European Commission and ACP welcome power-sharing in Zimbabwe

The European Union’s Commissioner for Development, Louis Michel, welcomed Tuesday’s inauguration of Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, as part of a power-sharing agreement...

New EU Emergency Aid Office in Haiti

The newly-inaugurated European Commission Humanitarian Office in Haiti is expected to improve efficiency of EU emergency aid and disaster preparedness spending in the Caribbean country, explained Louis Michel, European...