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  • Mahalapye floods: Body of 15-year-old found, 24-year-old still missing

    Assistant District Commissioner for Mahalapye, Collen Tubego, told MmegiOnline that some of the missing man’s clothes have been found, and the search for him continues.Tubego said 28 houses were left totally destroyed and submerged in water. He...

  • Four sets of twins born on Christmas Day

    According to the Ministry of Health, a total 91 babies were born around the country on the day. The Ministry of Health reported that of the 91 babies born on Christmas day, 44 were girls and 47 were boys.The total compares to 56 Christmas Day babies...

  • Opposition cooperation an uphill battle

    The Umbrella for Democratic Change’s (UDC) founding member affiliates are the Botswana National Front (BNF), and Botswana People’s Party (BPP).Given the significance of political issues during an election season, I have decided to thoroughly...

  • Butale’s troubled political journey

    At some point Butale was on a winning streak in court against his opponents and everyone thought he had nine lives up until he was ousted. He seemed like a man who would never give up but after his ship sank. He finally bowed out to form a new party...

  • Red Cross mission struggles due to lack of resources

    Mukokomani was speaking at the BRSC elective Annual General Assembly (AGA) on Saturday in Kang.The mandate of the BRCS, as stipulated in the act is to complement government work on health, social services, and disaster management.He emphasised that,...

  • More benefits as Masisi’s monthly earnings exceed P100, 000

    Since the salary increase in April 2019, President Masisi has been earning P89,588 per month. With the upcoming adjustment, his monthly income will rise to P110,425, excluding allowances. This revelation unfolded yesterday at the National Assembly...

  • Otto retains Red Cross top seat in landslide victory

    According to the constitution, an elective AGA must be held every four years.At the most recent AGA, Itumeleng Otto, the president, was endorsed by members through a voting process, as required by the constitution. Otto’s re-election as president...

  • We will not swallow BLP – Saleshando

    Speaking at a joint press briefing with the Botswana Labour Party (BLP) on Tuesday, Saleshando emphasised that the two parties would work together as equal partners, rather than having one party dominating the other. He also said there would be...

  • Bobirwa farmers to benefit from livestock restocking relief

    The Minister of Agriculture Fidelis Molao told parliament yesterday that livestock restocking relief programme comprises of 2827 cattle, 97 bulls, 367 sheep, 4890 goats and 296 donkeys for all eligible beneficiaries in Bobirwa.Molao was responding to...

  • AP, BPF deadlock over as UDC completes talks

    UDC affiliates, AP and BPF’s stalemates were reported to have halted the negotiations but this week the Botswana National Front (BNF) chairperson Dr Patrick Molutsi revealed in an interview that the constituency allocation between the UDC...

  • Red Cross goes for its elective AGM

    According to the BRSC secretary-general (SG), Kutlwano Mukokomani, the organisation is now at peace and preparations for the elective AGM are going well. Unlike in previous years, the upcoming elective AGM will be governed by the new constitution,...

  • Yearn for Bulela-Ditswe ‘collapses’ BDP structures

    This follows BDP’s decision to prohibit members who hold certain positions in the party structures from contesting for Bulela-Ditswe. The resolution prescribes that prospective candidates of primary elections structures who are also office bearers...

  • AP, BPF deadlock over as UDC completes talks

    UDC affiliates, AP and BPF’s stalemates were reported to have halted the negotiations but this week the Botswana National Front (BNF) chairperson Dr Patrick Molutsi revealed in an interview that the constituency allocation between the UDC...

  • BCP, BLP to contest in all 61 constituencies

    So far, the BCP conducted their primary elections, while other parties have yet to start the primaries. For example, the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) have only requested those who want to contest to fill expression of interest forms.On the...

  • Parties ready to submit candidates’ names

    As much as the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has identified a candidate, the real battle is between the ruling BDP and opposition BCP. Up until the UDC, which had BCP in its fold in the 2019 General Election, the Lepokole/Borotsi ward was a...

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