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Spira Tlhankane
  • BDP accepts BCP’s presidential debate challenge

    Presidential debates are regarded by some as the rightful stage for candidates to sell their party policy positions in order to influence how voters decide. BCP president, Dumelang Saleshando, was recently launched by his party as the presidential...

  • The magic number 31

    Speaking of October 2024, that is the month of the General Election and it ends on the 31st. Most months of the year have 31 days and besides October others are January, March, May, July, August and December.That is just a fun fact but the...

  • My 2014 loss was suitable – Saleshando

    He suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Umbrella for Democratic Change's (UDC) Phenyo Butale in a David vs Goliath encounter.Saleshando failed to retain the Gaborone Central MP seat, the constituency he had wrestled from Botswana...

  • BCP targets 31 MP seats, salivates at ‘fertile’ ground

    The party is convinced that the political ground is more fertile than ever. Currently, their main rivals the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) are battling primaries' demons while the Umbrella for Democratic Change’s (UDC) centre cannot hold...

  • They didn’t want us near their European mission – Saleshando

    The Trophy Hunting (Import Prohibition) Bill was passed by the UK’s House of Commons at a second reading on Friday. A ban on importation of hunting trophies could affect areas like Ngami and Okavango where local communities live near and with...

  • Botswana, Zambia sign 10 instruments of cooperation

    At the invitation of Hichilema, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi undertook a working visit to Livingstone, Zambia this week. The two Heads of State were accompanied by their respective delegations consisting of Cabinet Ministers and senior...

  • Botswana ramps up interest in ‘climate smart’ aquaponics

    Aquaculture is breeding, raising and harvesting fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants and it is the fastest growing food production system in the world. Therefore, aquaponics, an avenue that Botswana aims to explore, combines aquaculture with...

  • Treacherous bill an insult to us – Masisi

    Speaking at a media brief on Saturday, he said the British have no choice but to listen to Botswana, whose position is that trophy hunting is a way of controlling wild animal numbers and a source of income for communities. “I wish I had a vote in...

  • The Bahamas open for tourism

    Speaking during his visit to Botswana this week, The Bahamas Prime Minister, Phillip Davis, emphasised that the exchange will undoubtedly enrich both countries by fostering growth and innovation. He said they are doing this to build on their signed...

  • The BCP’s change of tact

    Primaries prideWith other parties still grappling with primaries, by holding primary elections much earier, the BCP believes it has a selling point as it goes at it alone in next year’s general election. The BCP, which contested under the UDC in...

  • It's donate a book drive for Bandleng Kiddies fest

    The event will be headlined by Botswana’s most decorated musician, Vee Mampeezy. One of the event organisers, Mpheme Mmolai of Lobatse Online Radio, recently told the media that Bandleng Kiddies fest has a community social responsibility to assist...

  • Asset declaration failers to be named and shamed

    Presenting the Directorate’s 2024–2025 Budget Estimates to Parliament recently, Assistant Minister for State President, Boitumelo Gofhamodimo announced that EID is currently digitising its Asset Declaration System through the SMART Botswana...

  • Masisi, Geingob dreamt of a borderless society

    Speaking during the late Namibian President Hage Geingob’s memorial service this week, Masisi declared Namibia as a true friend of Botswana and a good neighbour. Masisi and Geingob, who died last month, formalised the use of ID (Omang) as a travel...

  • Bluetown’s Plot 7440 hailed as safe haven

    The White House in Francistown of the Kaoyaos, is said to have provided refuge to all four Namibian Presidents including Geingob at various times.Mary Kaoyao of Namibian origin, accommodated former presidents including Dr Sam Nujoma.As people paid...

  • More Batswana venture into tourism

    “As of the end of January 2024, the Ministry licensed 3,236 100% citizen-owned operators, 286 joint ventures, and 296 non-citizen-owned enterprises compared to a target of 250 per year," he said.The minister highlighted that this surge in...

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