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  • Growth in Botswana's democracy – Political analyst

    Instead of seeing it as a crisis, Machacha suggests that Batswana are growing in their understanding of their rights in the political process. Justice Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe's ruling on Friday at the Francistown High Court, favoured the UDC in...

  • Underfunding hinders BNF women's mandate delivery

    She told The Monitor on Sunday that the BNF does not have a gender policy or action plan in place, which the party is hoping to address in the future.Morolong stressed the importance of these policies in advancing the rights and opportunities of...

  • Dow’s 2024 candidacy uncertain after going lime

    Dow who once contested for a parliamentary seat in Mochudi West joins the BCP at a time when the party had just finished their primary elections in various constituencies countrywide. The BCP held its primary elections for the new Kgatleng Central...

  • BPF terminates Bosilong’s membership

    In a letter dated November 7, 2023, BPF secretary-general (SG), Lawrence Ookeditse, informed Bosilong that the party has decided to terminate his membership “with immediate effect”. Ookeditse specified that Bosilong’s membership termination was...

  • Butale supporters resign from BPF

    In recent months, the BPF has been embroiled in a series of disputes leading to the resignation of several members. One of the reasons behind the current resignations is that some members were reportedly unhappy with the way new president, Mephato...

  • BNFWL pledges to raise funds for women candidates

    The decision is in response to cries from women running for office that lack of funds was one factor that made them fail to win in previous elections. "The BNF has adopted a policy of ensuring that 30% of its candidates are women, and the...

  • Letsholo wants minimum wage to be increased

    Letsholo’s proposal is to up all levels of minimum wage starting at P1,750 for domestic workers. The MP says during consultations with his constituents, the issue of the rising cost of living is high up on the agenda with the majority appealing for...

  • Masisi appoints women to 50% of PS positions

    “The empowerment of women and gender equality remains central to our national development agenda. Since I assumed office, we have made tremendous inroads towards ensuring the participation of women in public sector leadership positions. By 2023,...

  • Masisi’s challenging moment

    SONA is an action sheet for government delivery on a yearly basis. However, this year’s will be an assessment of progress or lack thereof since the last elections. What most Batswana would want to hear is how well the economy has been under...

  • UDC kick starts voter registration campaigns

    On Saturday, the coalition and partners led by Duma Boko, took to Diphetogo grounds in the Gaborone Bonnington South constituency to get voters to register for the next general elections.Present at the well-attended event were the Alliance for...

  • I'm happy Gaolathe is back - Boko

    Speaking on Saturday at the Diphetogo grounds in the Gaborone Bonnington South constituency, Boko said Gaolathe understands the UDC better since he was part of the formation of the umbrella.“Now I can sleep like a baby, knowing that UDC is in good...

  • Bulela Ditswe curse haunts ministers

    In Goodhope/Mmathethe, two Cabinet members being Finance Minister, Peggy Serame and Edwin Dikoloti face each other in BDP primaries. The duo was close before the demarcation of the new constituency which was necessitated by the delimitation exercise....

  • Eight BPF members resign

    The suspensions were a result of alleged illegal meetings with former party president, Biggie Butale. About eight members have submitted their resignations to the party.One of the members, Catherine Linga in a letter dated October 17, 2023, cites...

  • BCP embarks on primaries second phase

    In the next phase, 14 to 17 constituencies, including areas in Gaborone, will go for the primaries, building on the initial nine constituencies covered in the first phase.Despite this, only four unsuccessful council candidates have approached the...

  • Bulela Ditswe aspirants overwhelm Tsholetsa House

    The July extraordinary congress in Palapye decided among other things, that to contest in the primaries, one ought to have been a member of the BDP for two or more years.“Expression of Interest (EOI) started last week on October 12, 2023, and it...

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