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Spira Tlhankane
  • UDC denies stalling inaugural congress

    BCP wants to take over the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) presidency through a congress but BNF has made it clear that it would not have any of that. The UDC, which is a tri-party coalition party also formed by the hushed Botswana People’s...

  • A historical disgrace on Khama, Botswana

    Although some of his allies like former Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) director-general Isaac Kgosi, Police Commissioner Keabetswe Makgophe and deputy permanent secretary Victor Paledi have also been charged, this is already gearing...

  • Gov’t upskills Dikgosi

    Responding to a question by Member of Parliament for Nata-Gweta Polson Majaga on Wednesday, Pule said currently they have a solid procedure which ensures that whoever is appointed as Kgosi is inducted so that he/she is aware of the dos and don’ts...

  • Khama uncles to meet Masisi elders

    Last month, the royal Bangwato uncles revealed that they had given up on efforts to offer mediation and restore unity because Masisi has ignored and show them ambiguous dishonesty and disrespect. Now, in an unusual move, Khama’s uncles are said to...

  • Pressure mounts on Boko post Bophirima

    In the weeks leading to the by-election until now, Boko has been trying to tread carefully with the people’s project in the midst of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) defiance and fallout with his deputy, Dumelang Saleshando. With the strain of...

  • BCP doesn’t rule out UDC exit, AP coalition

    This comes in the midst of talks that the BCP might form another coalition with Alliance for Progressives (AP), a party it campaigned along side recently at Bophirima.Speaking to Mmegi in an interview, BCP spokesperson Mpho Pheko admitted that the...

  • Gov’t denies punishing students for parents’ 'sins'

    MoBE assistant minister, Nnaniki Makwinja said they have not received any report on that matter. “We have never received such a complaint," she said. Makwinja was responding to a question from the Member of Parliament (MP) for Francistown...

  • Khama rejoices in UDC victory

    Mankie Sekete won the ward with 335 votes while Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) Onkemetse Mothei and Botswana Congress Party’s (BCP) Peter Mogapi came in second and third with 245 and 238 votes respectively.Former president Khama, who is...

  • ‘Publicised’ DIS arrests raise debate

    Recently DIS high profile arrests including suspended Police Commissioner, Keabetswe Makgophe, Khama twin brothers Anthony and Tshekedi, the latter’s wife Thea Khama, former commissioner general of Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS), Ken...

  • High land transfer rate ‘worries’ gov’t

    Giving an update on land allocation this week, the acting deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Fawcus Mmolawa, said government wishes the youth could stop selling land at a high rate.He said it...

  • Suspended spies enjoy full benefits

    Answering a question in Parliament this week, the Gaborone South legislator added that currently the DIS has a limited number of officers on interdiction and paid leave. Citing risk inherent in the intelligence community and the job environment,...

  • Charma Gal too expensive for Soul Fill Up

    Many Rhumba fans and people who love live performance expected to see Charma Gal on the line-up especially since Franco and the latter have a long-standing relationship.But Charma Gal, a proven crowd puller, was a surprise absentee because her...

  • Boko breaks Bophirima silence

    Boko announced Mankie Sekete of the BNF as the UDC Bophirima ward candidate despite BCP’s calls to field its preferred candidate being Peter Mogapi. Following the standoff, the BCP has since decided to contest outside the coalition using its name...

  • Bangwato royals fight all powerful subject

    Khama and his uncles accuse Autlwetse of failing to act as a neutral arbiter in the failed reconciliation talks between Khama and his successor, President Mokgweetsi Masisi. Autlwetse on the other hand has since given a stern warning to Bangwato...

  • Masisi’s rainy day April Fools’ promise

    “One of my top priorities as the President of this country will be to address the problem of unemployment, especially amongst the young people who constitute the majority of our population,” the former teacher from Moshupa said. His words were...

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