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  • BPF members put pressure on NEC

    When the councillors were earlier recruited from the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), the deal was that they would not be challenged during primaries but contest the General Election unchallenged. Now, the BPF general membership demands that the deal...

  • Boko cries of back stabbing, sabotage

    Boko was one of the youngest MPs in Parliament who won in the 2019 General Election through the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) ticket.The opposition won two Mahalapye constituencies for the first time in 2019 due to former president Ian...

  • Open season as political ‘transfer window’ beckons

    During this uncertain period, contests for party tickets never guarantee politicians a long stay in their political homes as frustration oftentimes forces losers to immediately search for new political homes in an endeavour to revive their shaky...

  • Lifestyle diseases account for about 46% of Botswana deaths

    Dikoloti emphasised the urgency of the situation. "Recent studies estimate that NCDs account for about 46% of all deaths in our country."This is a sobering reality that underscores the urgent need for action," he stated. He revealed...

  • Kgang: BATLA's new broom sweeps clean

    On the other hand, Fedilis Machola of Tati Land Board took the treasurer role, while Major Molefhi from Kgatleng Land Board assumed the position of publicity officer and Kgotso Mathe of Malete Land Board is the new project officer.Kgang said in an...

  • Gov’t to create 2, 586 jobs

    In his Committee of Supply speech, he said: “The demand for government delivery continues to grow; a total of 2, 586 positions costing P486, 681, 036 have been considered to be created from existing allocated ceilings as well as rationalisation of...

  • BDP North West region fights escalate

    Mmegi has learnt that Boalotswe believes that Baefesia is campaigning for his brother Judge Sango. The latter and Boalotswe are competing for the same North West region chairperson position. Boalotswe alleged that Sango is sowing divisions and...

  • BDP labels opposition 'cry babies' over petition plan

    The country’s opposition parties have written a statement to petition the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and President Mokgweetsi Masisi over benchmarking the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission...

  • Nkawana optimistic about return

    Nkawana, who in the 2019 General Election garnered 3, 903 votes against the Botswana Democratic Party's (BDP), Amogelang Leonard who got 2857 votes while Alliance for Progressives' (AP) Oarabile Tshenyego got 781 votes, told Mmegi that he...

  • IEC called on to benchmark on Zim women

    Botswana currently stands at the bottom of the SADC region's women representation in Parliament and councils, 11% and 18% percent respectively.Countries such as Zimbabwe, where the IEC benchmarked last week, have adopted legislative special...

  • Politically unknown Gofhamodimo enters last lap

    Boitumelo Gofhamodimo briefly graced the National Assembly on Wednesday as she introduced herself to a whole new environment. She got voted by 34 members while 10 legislators abstained from voting.This comes after Kereng was dropped from Cabinet and...

  • BDP holds branch congresses

    During the congresses, potential candidates will undergo a vetting process, which is a crucial step in determining their eligibility for the primaries. In the vetting process, branch committees play a pivotal advisory role. They assess prospective...

  • IEC plans to adopt ZEC online accreditation system

    Despite the controversy surrounding a benchmarking trip to Harare, the IEC is convinced that ZEC's online system is the most suitable option for the country's general elections scheduled for October 2024.In a recent interview, IEC chief...

  • GCC finance committee causes cllrs upset

    They are raising concerns about the fairness of the distribution and questioning whether proper procedures were followed in the decision-making process. A source has revealed that councillors are seeking information on when the tender for the solar...

  • ‘Call to duty’ debacle persists

    Unlike doctors, nurses do not get allowances. The union wants this anomaly addressed, failing which nurses will not take call-ins. In an interview with BONU president, Peter Baleseng on Wednesday, he said: “We are demanding that DPSM must implement...

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