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  • BDP members propose broadened VP role

    The commission is in Gaborone this week and different NGOs are expected to present their submissions to the commission.One of the critical issues the BDP members want to be changed in the constitution is a clause requiring a person who aspires to be...

  • Nothing wrong with automatic succession – Analyst

    Over the years it has been visible that no regime can avoid the challenges of leadership succession indefinitely.This has been the case for Botswana, which has had peaceful automatic succession since its independence 56 years ago.Even though Botswana...

  • Team Tsogwane launches campaign

    That did not exclude the BDP chairperson who is also the Vice President Slumber Tsogwane as he openly declared that he has made a lobbylist, which includes Kavis Kario as the secretary-general of the party.Tsogwane will battle it out with Nonofo...

  • BDP urges 'unity' for constant victory

    Speaking at the BDP's 58th National Council on Saturday, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said an essential pre-requisite to unity and its consolidation is unbridled discipline.The BDP national council is held under the theme, 'Unity and...

  • BDP structures are limping – Balopi

    Addressing members on the state of the party, he explained it was due to the fact that membership procedures were not complete.“Over and above that, the term of office of many structures had elapsed because the party took a deliberate resolution to...

  • Masisi urges Batswana to be self-reliant

    When addressing the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) members at the party’s National Council on Saturday, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said it is time Batswana produced their own food to meet national demand.“We need to buy and eat our produce with...

  • Masisi to open up about Khama feud

    Masisi promised to address the nation after consulting with the party’s attorneys. This comes after BDP members at the National Council held on Saturday requested the President to open up on the matter.Briefing the media, Masisi said the council...

  • Parly to deliberate on additional constituencies Bill

    The call came after MP for Gaborone North, Mpho Balopi brought a motion calling for additional four constituencies to the existing 57 the country has and the motion passed.On Tuesday, at the BDP parliamentary caucus, members were allegedly informed...

  • Search on for BDP new leadership

    So far, a team led by Vice President Slumber Tsogwane has started circulating its lobbylist for members who want to contest for different party positions.A rival team led by Nonofo Molefhi has not yet released its lobby list for members who are vying...

  • Gruelling affair at BDP's national council

    The national council is set to test the stability of the ruling party going forward as already there are major cracks in the party.The BDP council will be held in Gaborone and the theme of this year’s national council is, ‘Unity and...

  • Team Bucs to 'interdict' BNF congress

    Molatlhegi, an attorney by profession, revealed yesterday at a press conference: "We are still consulting with the attorneys regarding the outcome of this week's court case on whether they stand a good chance for appeal or not."He...

  • BDP aims to retain Gaborone constituencies

    Mosope told The Monitor their objective is to ensure that they increase the numbers of BDP councillors or win all council seats in Gaborone.“As the BDP, we can do all this if we are one and work together. Our mandate as the region is to get updates...

  • Madigele paves the way for Kario

    This is ahead of the BDP going for its upcoming elective congress in August. According to information The Monitor gathered, Kario received blessings from some in the party's leadership. Shaw Kgathi is the one that might challenge Kario, a former...

  • Keorapetse unseats Saleshando

    The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) endorsed Keorapetse as the new Leader of Opposition (LOO) following yesterday’s caucus.The move comes on the heels of the UDC National Executive Committee (NEC) suspending Botswana Congress Party (BCP)...

  • BDP old guard tightens grip on party

    This came about abundantly clear last weekend during the ruling party’s regional congresses where new members were shown their place.Lately, the BDP old members have expressed concern over the party elders’ decision to favour new recruits over...

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