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Spira Tlhankane
  • IEC doesn’t recognise Madibela Tlhopho

    Madibela Tlhopho is an official Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) group or arrangement endorsed by the UDC national executive committee (NEC) and a project under the office of the UDC president Boko. The group came under scrutiny following their...

  • BNF denies favouring Reatile faction

    Although allegedly expelled president Biggie Butale claims that he is still the president and has approached the court to fight his nemesis, professed acting BPF president Reatile was introduced formally as the ‘acting’ president of the BPF at...

  • Madibela Tlhopho, angels or hooligans?

    “Yo o tla lekang go tsietsa mo ditlhophong o tshwanentse a kgorelediwe; ha ele gore o nna mongala go dirisiwe dikgoka tse di lekaneng go mo kgwabohatsa le go mo itsa go dira tsietso (Whoever tries to steal elections should be impeded, if they are...

  • Landlocked Botswana transit route for drug trafficking

    Speaking during panel discussion on combating illicit trafficking at the US -Africa summit, Mmusi said the use and trafficking in illicit narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances has also reached a straining high pitch.He emphasized that Botswana...

  • BCP heads into unfamiliar territory

    After losing Bophirima, Bosele, Mapoka Nlapkhwane and Mmaphula East wards to the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), the BCP has blatantly indicated that it understands there are no shortcuts to achieving its mission but feels the by-elections are...

  • BONU threatens to sue gov’t

    BONU recently wrote to the Health Ministry highlighting that the current practice of nurses and midwives dispensing medicines is both unlawful and in violation of the code of ethics for practising nurses and midwives. BONU indicated that their...

  • Gov’t to decide Power Shake's fate

    Responding to a question in Ntlo Ya Dikgosi recently, assistant minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Setlhabelo Modukanele said the Ministry of Trade and Industry will consult with the relevant stakeholders being manufacturers and...

  • The changed face of Mantshwabisi

    Forget about Generation Z, most millennials and those who came before would remember images of off road vehicles charging through the Kweneng district conquering rough, unforgiving terrain, the gruelling track in former host villages like...

  • 'Mantshwabisi' inferno perpetrators in police custody

    The two are allegedly behind the fire that swept through one of the spectators' designated parking lots burning dozens of vehicles beyond recognition, just as the event was about to wrap up. Jwaneng Police Station commander, Superintendent Thuso...

  • Mantshwabisi ends in ashes

    The fire allegedly broke out when flames from a street vendor’s stove burnt the grass only to torch the nearest car which ended up causing endless destruction.The fire had swept through the spectators' designated parking with dozens of vehicles...

  • Desert race festival flops

    The previous Desert race event was held in Selebi-Phikwe in 2019 with the last Jwaneng one held back in 2018. The Desert Race is one of the biggest events in the Botswana calendar attracting an estimated crowd of about 100,000 people.The music event...

  • Kweneng land troubles old as time

    It is infuriating for some that to this day, the Kweneng Land Board still grapples with issues of land. Currently, there is manifestation of corruption at the Land Board and it has at times raised doubts about the leaders’ effective ways of...

  • A3 road: From debt trap to death trap

    Death trap statsA few weeks back, an accident claimed 22 lives along the A3 road just near Marapong village. A sprinter heading to Maun from Francistown collided with a truck that was going in the opposite direction. The accident comes just less than...

  • Reatile: peacemaker turned usurper

    Although the suspension was stayed by the High Court four days later, there are reports that Butale’s downfall had long been planned the moment Reatile took up the VP position.It is said that Reatile’s sudden takeover as ‘acting president’...

  • 'Unshaken’ Butale’s nine lives

    The way Butale falls and dusts himself off again is something of a marvel as he has become the party’s comeback kid in the many ways he overcomes bad publicity and rebounds to victory.But in all the rebounds Butale, a lawyer by profession, has...

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