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Spira Tlhankane
  • Life doesn’t revolve around Bulela Ditswe – Tsogwane

    He delivered this clear message to members of the ruling party over the weekend, This topic had created divisions within the party leading up to the recent National Council and extraordinary congress here.Bulela Ditswe has historically sparked...

  • Reverting to the almighty 18: BDP’s dilemma

    Before the inception of Bulela Ditswe in 2003, the BDP had an all-powerful Committee of 18 that decided the fate of anyone seeking political office on the party ticket. The Committee of 18 was the king-maker and enjoyed limitless powers. Its word was...

  • Texas cattle adapting well – Molao

    The cattle were bought by the government to revive the livestock sub-sector and ensure value chain development within the sector by improving the national herd and its genetic merit. The cattle are currently housed at Ramatlabama National AI...

  • Access to early childhood education worries MOESD

    Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recently, MOESD accounting Officer Miriam Maroba said government is providing early childhood education in 749 out of 766 schools therefore as the ministry they feel that is not enough.“We need...

  • We were kicked out – Keorapetse

    Keorapetse addressed the media after the recent winter Parliament session, disclosing that the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) now holds sway over the majority of committees.This move, he claimed, is aimed at centralising control within the Tsholetsa...

  • Boko, Dow meet over possible recruitment

    Leader of Opposition (LoO), Dithapelo Keorapetse made this revelation during a post-winter Parliament session media briefing. Keorapetse confirmed that Dow has already engaged with the UDC National Executive Committee (NEC), yet he refrained from...

  • Kwape lauds Masisi travels

    He said the President is the country’s Principal Diplomat and as such continues to play a crucial role in advancing Botswana’s foreign policy through promoting national interests at the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels.Masisi, who has...

  • Primaries: BCP’s selling point

    The BCP, which contested under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) in the 2019 General Election, says it is a beacon of democracy compared to other political parties which seem to ignore respecting the process of internal democracy through...

  • We won’t be there to save the UDC in 2024 - BCP

    In the 2019 polls, the BCP which was then contesting under the tri-party coalition, won 11 parliamentary seats out of possible 20 allocated to it, while their partners now turned nemesis, Botswana National Front (BNF) won only three out of a possible...

  • LEGABIBO, church wrestle for attention as Parley defers motion

    Both camps have expressed pleasure at government's decision to defer Parliament debate and bill amendment. Minister of Justice Machana Shamukuni Tuesday announced in Parliament that he has deferred the Panel Code Amendment Bill No.29 of 2022 to...

  • Route taken to finally oust ‘unshaken’ Butale

    Butale’s vessel did not go down like the mighty Titanic and there was no iceberg. His enemies have been plotting their various machinations, setting traps and some sort of Bermuda Triangles of their own to finally vanquish him off ‘their’ party...

  • LEGABIBO welcomes homosexuality bill deferral

    The decision follows Minister of Justice Machana Shamukuni's announcement during a session that he has deferred the Panel Code Amendment Bill No.29 of 2022 to allow for a rigorous examination of the constitutional issues raised with his ministry...

  • Texan cattle transportation cost gov't P8.6m

    Responding to a question in Parliament on Friday, Minister of Agriculture Fidelis Molao said the total shipping costs of cattle from the USA to Botswana is P8.6 million while the transportation cost from Gaborone to Ramatlabama was P212,803.80....

  • ‘Invisible hand’ behind BPF troubles

    There are two camps one led by allegedly expelled president Biggie Butale and the other by vice president and now purportedly acting President Mephato Reatile.The latter in their media briefing this week following Butale’s court victory on Monday,...

  • Butale is still no BPF member – Reatile

    But vice president and supposedly acting president of the party, Mephato Reatile, says Butale is still expelled and that his fate is yet to be decided in a different court case. Butale won yet another court case this week in as many rounds against...

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