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Spira Tlhankane
  • BCP lambasts UDC ultimatum

    On Sunday Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) president, Duma Boko told UDC members in Mahalapye that their National Executive Committee (NEC) which now includes the newly welcomed Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) has decided to give the Members of...

  • ‘Mmamosadinyana’: Batswana’s term of endearment for the Queen

    Back when she was still Princess Elizabeth, she was called ‘Lilibet’ by those near and dear to her as the little future Queen couldn't properly pronounce her name.Her late husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was known to call her...

  • UDC's constitution amendment delays to favour BPF

    Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) is the latest party to join the opposition alliance and according to Boko delaying the change to the coalition's constitution was a decision made by the National Executive Committee (NEC) which the Botswana Congress...

  • Interchangeable powers as Kapinga awaits fate

    The BCP national conference held in Mahalapye two months ago took a decision to expel Kapinga alongside Leader of Opposition (LOO) Dithapelo Keorapetse, MP for Palapye Onneetse Ramogapi, MP for Nkange Dr Never Tshabang, and MP for Mahalapye West...

  • Keorapetse leads divided opposition

    Taking over through a caucus that removed the suspended Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) vice president and the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) president Dumelang Saleshando from the LOO position, Keorapetse knew it was never going to be a welcome...

  • Four of expelled quintet at odds with Kapinga

    The four Members of Parliament (MP) are the Leader of Opposition (LOO) and Selebi-Phikwe West MP Dithapelo Keorapetse, MP for Palapye Onneetse Ramogapi, MP for Nkange Never Tshabang, and MP for Mahalapye West David Tshere.The BCP national conference...

  • Kapinga seeks political 'back love'

    Kapinga was expelled alongside Leader of Opposition (LoO) Dithapelo Keorapetse, MP for Palapye Onneetse Ramogapi, MP for Nkange Never Tshabang, and MP for Mahalapye West David Tshere.In a press statement issued today, BCP spokesperson Mpho Pheko...

  • Makhadzi’s late arrival almost dampens GIMC

    Makhadzi was one of the main headliners for this year’s GIMC music festival, which capped a week-long schedule of arts events.The South African hitmaker was scheduled to perform at 2am but she could not make it on time as the border closed at...

  • ‘BDP doesn’t have resources to unmask Museveni’

    Leading up to the BDP elective congress held this past weekend in Tsabong, chairperson and deputy secretary-general aspirants, Nonofo Molefhi and Unity Dow respectively singled out France Museveni as the main architect of pre-election intimidation...

  • Women representation: A serious democratic deficit

    TSABONG: Results of the just ended elective congress in Tsabong show that the under-representation of women in the BDP central committee (CC) constitutes a serious democratic deficit, something Masisi himself admitted.The winning lobby led by Vice...

  • Tsogwane eyes presidency

    Masisi will obviously seek re-election for his second and last term in 2024, but at the moment Tsogwane is the heir apparent set to take over when Masisi relinquishes his duties in 2028.If he manages to retain his VP and BDP chairmanship until 2028,...

  • Myriad of factors cost Team Equity

    Vice President Slumber Tsowane’s team took all the key positions in what was a landslide victory.Team Equity included former Cabinet minister Molefhi as the candidate for the chairperson position, former Bobonong legislator Shaw Khathi for...

  • Masisi hints at Bulela Ditswe restrictions

    Speaking at the closing ceremony of the party's Tsabong congress yesterday, Masisi said the newly elected central committee (CC) of the BDP and some members in the regions and braches should not use their positions to uplift their statuses ahead...

  • Local farmers meet 70% demand for potatoes, tomatoes

    In January, the Government of Botswana through the Ministry of Agriculture imposed an import ban on certain vegetables. The ban which came into effect on January 1 targeted 16 vegetables such as onions, butternut, tomatoes, watermelons, carrots,...

  • UDC attitude forced us to seek alternative – BCP

    This revelation follows the start of talks between the Alliance for Progressives (AP) and the BCP on Sunday on a possible new coalition.The BCP is a member of the UDC alongside the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana People's Party (BPP)...

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