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  • Delimitation outcome welcomed with mixed reactions

    Others still believe that certain decisions are done politically to boost the ruling party, Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).The Delimitation Commission started its process last year in September and was supposed to bring the report by end of January....

  • Test for Serame, Dikoloti at Goodhope/Mmathethe constituency

    The BDP is going for its primary elections dubbed Bulela Ditswe sometime this year after its national council in March. Serame and Dikoloti have been treating each other like brother and sister.However, the outcome of the Delimitation Commission has...

  • BDP primary elections for Bosele and Grootlaagte wards tomorrow

    This week the Minister of Local and Rural Development Kgotla Autlwetse issued election instruments in accordance with section 154 (2) of the Electoral Act ordering the holding of the by-election for the council member for Bosele and Grootlaagte...

  • BDP pushes to improve popular vote

    Recently, President Mokgweetsi Masisi who is also the helmsman at the BDP announced that he wants the ruling party’s popular vote to hover around 60% to 70% in the coming general election.In the 2019 General Election, according to an election...

  • Swiss, Botswana laboratories to collaborate

    Berset, who is on a state visit in the country, said this would help scientists identify viruses or variants quickly as a way of saving lives.The Swiss health system is one of the world's best and Berset once held the Minister of Health portfolio...

  • SKMTH strives to generate revenue

    When briefing the Swiss President Alain Berset on Wednesday this week, he said some of the factors that they had considered are ease of staff availability in collaboration with main partners for example University of Botswana, Botswana –Baylor...

  • Local dance, song impress Swiss President

    Upon his arrival in the country on an official visit, the President Berset, his spouse Muriel Zeender Berseta and the Swiss delegation were treated to a night of the local song and dance and traditional cuisine at an event dubbed Culture Night held...

  • President Berset wants SKMT hospital operational

    This follows after SKMT hospital management announced last year that the facility is licensed as a private hospital to offer health care services and will give access primarily through referrals from both private and public health facilities and...

  • BDP members warned against premature campaigning, backbiting

    On Saturday, Seametso told The Monitor that even though there are no formal complaints they are worried about certain behaviour from some of their members who do not follow Bulela Ditswe rules and regulations.“Some of the members who are eyeing...

  • Butale assures of stability in BPF

    In a statement released late on Friday, Butale admitted that the recent developments in which some of his members have been resigning have left some members concerned about the state of the party.However, he does not address the elephant in the room....

  • Shoshong litmus test for political parties

    Over the weekend, the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) led by President Mokgweetsi Masisi descended on the Shoshong constituency.The constituency has been a stronghold of the BDP until the last polls when the Botswana National Front (BNF)...

  • Constituency mergers, splits could weaken opposition

    This, political commentators feel, is purely a political move to weaken opposition strongholds. Mmegi has learnt that one of Serowe's constituencies is going to be collapsed to break it up into two.Currently, Serowe has three constituencies...

  • BDP Kweneng councillors want rigging culprits punished

    There were some reported discrepancies and complaints during their Kweneng councillors caucus, a development which the BDP admitted.According a letter written by 16 BDP councillors dated January 27, 2023 they have lost trust and confidence in their...

  • VP Lesang, Seretse dump BPF

    The Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) vice president, Caroline Lesang has resigned from the party with immediate effect. A letter from her dated February 1, 2023, reads: “Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from the BPF.I write formally...

  • BDP welcomes Lesaso, recruits 94

    The recruits are from different wards within the Shoshong constituency. They were received during the official welcome of the area Member of Parliament (MP), Aubrey Lesaso on Saturday.When welcoming the new members, BDP president Mokgweetsi Masisi...

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