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  • 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...

  • BRP finally hits the ground

    Some of Butale’s supporters are rumoured to be planning to defect to the new party, reports have suggested.Meanwhile, Butale is optimistic about the future of the BRP, citing interest from people who are unhappy with their current political...

  • BONU unimpressed with Masisi’s SONA

    He noted that the lack of modern equipment is one of the biggest challenges facing the health sector and that this makes it difficult for the sector to progress. “The health sector is constantly evolving, and countries like Botswana must keep up...

  • 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...

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