This Article examines the doctrine of separation of powers and considers its relevance and significance in African constitutional practice, in particular its operation in Botswana. The Article outlines the doctrine's origins, nature, purposes, and its major modern manifestations. The Article then analyzes the separation of powers in Botswana and considers how the doctrine's operation in Botswana has contributed to the country's solid and sustained constitutional system and its reputation as Africa's most successful democracy.
Charles M. Fombad,
The Separation of Powers and Constitutionalism in Africa: The Case of Botswana,
B.C. Third World L.J.