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Spira Tlhankane
  • Saleshando ‘betrays’ Boko

    The two met ahead of the BCP’s national conference and the BNF’s elective congress held this past holiday weekend.Speaking after retaining his presidency on Tuesday night, Boko who also doubles as Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) president,...

  • 'BNF is victim of coalition arrangement'

    Boko was speaking yesterday during the opening of the BNF elective congress at Ba Isago University. Boko said the BNF, which has compromised a lot for the sake of unity, has worked tirelessly since 2012 and even worked harder to make sure that the...

  • Team Bucs 'neglects' BNF membership procedure

    Boko and Molatlhegi are currently contesting for the BNF presidency at the party’s ongoing elective congress at Ba Isago University.Speaking yesterday during the congress opening, Boko said Team Bucs, Molatlhegi’s campaign side, brought 100 forms...

  • Gloves off as Boko, Molatlhegi tussle

    The two-horse race has been a contest of speed and BNF delegates will finally discern where their calling is by choosing their preferred thoroughbred leader who will guide the party going forward.As delegates gear up for the congress tomorrow, it is...

  • BCP's quintet: Who is their master?

    The UDC legislators were divided over the caucus and this has since sparked a lot of chatter about who should be calling the shots between affiliated member parties of the UDC and the coalition itself.The UDC is a tri-party coalition between the...

  • Defiant BCP legislators suspended

    The members, who also include the newly appointed LOO Keorapetse, are Kenny Kapinga, Onneetse Ramogapi, Never Tshabang, and David Tshere. “The BCP central committee at its meeting held on July 12, took a decision to suspend you from the party with...

  • Declaration commits to bolstering democratic resilience

    The three-day international summit on constitutionalism and democratic consolidation in Africa was held at Avani on July 6-8 and is amongst others meant to counter the global trends of democratic backsliding and strengthen support for constitutional...

  • 'Flawed' Botswana still democracy model

    This was relayed by different speakers this week during the international summit on Constitutionalism and Democratic Consolidation in Africa held in Gaborone.The three-day summit, which started Wednesday and ends today, was co-hosted by the...

  • 'I will pass the mantle'

    Masisi was speaking Wednesday during the international summit on constitutionalism and democratic consolidation in Africa held in Gaborone.The three-day summit co-hosted by the government of Botswana and National Democratic Institute (NDI) is among...

  • A litany of imperfections rock the UDC

    Looking back, when the UDC was formed in 2012, then coalition partners, the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana People’s Party (BPP) and the now ousted Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) had little in common other than a desire to remove...

  • 'They are two-mouthed giants'

    UDC took a decision last weekend in Palapye to suspend the duo from any and all activities of or for and on behalf of the UDC, pending disciplinary proceedings which will commence and be concluded within three months of the date of the decision. He...

  • Boko pulls the trigger

    The UDC NEC suspended its deputy, Dumelang Saleshando alongside Botswana Congress Party (BCP) secretary-general, Goretetse Kekgonegile last weekend in Palapye. “We are in a position where one tries to sell the interests of Batswana and whoever...

  • UDC parly caucus to elect Saleshando’s replacement

    The caucus will decide who will take over the LOO position. UDC leader, Duma Boko revealed during a press briefing on Saturday that the UDC NEC has agreed to meet the UDC parliamentary caucus where they will decide on who will replace...

  • Lessons from BMD as UDC holds the axe

    It appears UDC has taken some lessons from the infamous Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) expulsion in tumultuous 2018.UDC that year announced that it had suspended one of its coalition partners, BMD and the latter was given time to reflect.BMD...

  • P4m set aside to illuminate dark Gaborone

    GCC this week vowed to illuminate Botswana’s capital city for P4 million directed towards the maintenance of streetlights this financial year under the recurrent budget.The council’s recurrent budget for this financial year is P387 million, which...

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