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  • IEC spends about P3 million on by-elections

    This is the amount the IEC spent on local government elections (polling districts) ever since the ease of COVID-19 restrictions.IEC spokesperson Osupile Maroba told Mmegi in an interview that the cost of each polling district differs from others due...

  • Lobatse mayor toppled

    It has since become very evident that some Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) members are voting out those perceived to be anti-President Mokgweetsi Masisi in key positions. There is a temporary team within the BDP calling itself ‘Sireletsa party,...

  • Do or die for UDC

    The UDC is going to its Palapye meeting already divided with the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) emerging from the leadership forum with a hard stance that it is going to push for an elective congress and that the party will go into opposition...

  • Three unions sign salary increment MoA

    When briefing the media, chief negotiator for government Jimmy Opelo said the negotiations were held in an atmosphere of transparency, mutual respect, and good faith with all the parties keenly interested in arriving at an agreement.“We never...

  • Health minister advocates fight against malaria

    Speaking at the World Malaria commemoration day at Letlhakeng village recently, Dikoloti said sustaining gains will take extra effort until the job is completed to eliminate malaria in the country. He said they have managed to reduce the incidence of...

  • BPP breaks silence on cooperation talks

    He said by July the parties are going for their congresses/conferences to get mandates from members and therefore, party leaders are bound to report to members on the progress regarding the cooperation talks.In an interview with Mmegi this week,...

  • ‘Bucs’ team to respond to BNF CC decisions

    In an interview with Mmegi, spokesperson for the campaign team, Kaboyaone Sedimo said their team has not yet met and he hopes that by Monday, they will issue a statement regarding decisions made by the central committee. “It must be clear that the...

  • BCP’s weekend make or break meet

    Amongst the issues that will be discussed are the attitude of some Members of Parliament who do not want the party to pull out of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). Some MPs have made it clear that they were voted under the UDC ticket,...

  • BNF members plead for Kgosipula pardon

    Former Mogoditshane Member of Parliament, Kgosipula was last month suspended by his constituency for allegedly tarnishing the image of the party. Insiders say the CC agreed that if Kgosipula continues with his misbehaviour then the party president...

  • Will BDP members step up?

    However, the mood on the ground does not show much eagerness as it was the case before. The enthusiasm that usually fills up the party ahead of the elections for central committee members seems to have gone down this time around.It is, however, not...

  • BDP elective congress set for August

    When addressing the members over the weekend at Shoshong and Mahalapye (SHOMA) regional congress, Masisi said the central committee is planning the party national elective congress where free and fair elections will be held. “Our National Council...

  • Unperturbed Sedimo dismisses suspension

    Sedimo, who was slapped with a suspension letter on April 28, is accused of misconduct and tarnishing the name of the party. Sedimo said: “I am indifferent. I can’t be suspended by a secret society or 'Fear Fokol' as you guys call them....

  • Task team appointed to probe BNF election ‘rigging’

    Its national chairperson, Abigail Mogalakwe, leads the delegation. A letter written by interim youth president, Kago Mokotedi, noted it was common knowledge that the CC has instituted an investigation whose outcome might affect the good standing of...

  • Saleshando wins against Parliament

    This came after President Mokgweetsi Masisi instructed Parliament not to authorise payments for security details provided to the LOO. In his order, Justice Ookeditse Maphakwane said Saleshando should continue to retain the services of Black Bone for...

  • BNF fights threaten internal peace

    So far, only one congress for the Women’s League has been held and it is on record that the other lobby team was unhappy with the way the business of the elective congress was conducted. The BNF is preparing for the Youth League congress, which was...

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