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The Mascom Top 8 Local Organising Committee (LOC) has announced ...
Nearly 160 Chinese nationals who recently returned from their homeland...
Chairperson of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) National Str...
More than half of Batswana would object to working or worshipping with...
Friday, February 07, 2020
One of the more repeated sound-bites and catchphrases from Minister Thapelo Matsheka’s budget speech this week was ‘transformation’ and the ‘trans...
Friday, January 31, 2020
President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his team have just returned from the World Economic Forum in Davos where ‘stakeholder capitalism’ made its grand re-entrance i...
Friday, January 24, 2020
The Botswana parliament has long been at a crossroads since the wheels of modern liberal democracy began shifting decades ago.
Friday, January 17, 2020
President Mokgweetsi Masisi is heading to the World Economic Forum once again for the second year running.
Friday, December 20, 2019
Politics this year has been notoriously brutal, filled with wildly ambitious characters and individuals jockeying for influence in Botswana's competitive political space....
Friday, December 13, 2019
Botswana’s opposition bloc was thrown into a tight spot when its key leaders from the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and the Alliance for Progressives lost th...
Friday, December 06, 2019
Botswana continues to enjoy a significant amount of international respect, goodwill and prominence in the global South for its economic and political stability and its su...
Friday, November 29, 2019
The Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) current model of electing leadership, or even grooming future leaders and subsequently, how they govern the country without ap...
Friday, November 22, 2019
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) survived Ian Khama by a stroke of luck. But in its current form, if another Ian Khama were to lead the party, with a more responsive e...
Friday, November 15, 2019
The outcome of the 2019 General Elections have renewed the mandate of the ruling party and given President Mokgweetsi Masisi a brand-new social contract.
Friday, November 08, 2019
The Serowe Consensus: A concerted, resourceful push marshalled by Ian Khama and company, and endorsed by a culturally and politically conservative section, initially to o...
Friday, November 01, 2019
The Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) has successfully pushed the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) out of its historic stronghold in Serowe.
Friday, November 01, 2019
Botswana has enjoyed peaceful transitions of power from one President to another for the past five decades.
Monday, October 28, 2019
This has been a great battle, one of the most intense in fact.
Friday, October 18, 2019
As elections draw closer, the nation has been gripped, week after week, by electoral constituency debates that revealed a very funny, entertaining yet sad state of affa...
Friday, October 11, 2019
It is 6pm on October 22, 2019, the eve of elections.
Friday, October 04, 2019
External relations of Botswana's political parties have become a subject of intense scrutiny and debate.
Friday, September 27, 2019
As posited in the first instalment of this two-part series, it is critical for the health of our democracy that we closely examine the official opposition and its ideas...
Friday, September 27, 2019
Tshekedi Khama's departure from the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) isn't a significant moment in isolation. It is one of a series of moments for Botswana, the Serowe con...
Friday, September 20, 2019
The Umbrella for Democratic Change's (UDC) electoral manifesto is no doubt a well-researched, well-written piece of their electoral agenda.
Friday, September 13, 2019
Concern about the scarcity of jobs, not just jobs but good jobs is fuelling interest in labour-market interventions from political parties.
Friday, September 13, 2019
'Oh boy, another "new" political party!', voters must think. But political parties are good for democracy. Multiparty democracy is healthy, ideal and should be desired,...
Monday, September 09, 2019
Global temperatures have been uncharacteristically at an all-time high. Severe food and water shortages and floods plague Africa, Asia and Latin America, causing climate ...
Friday, September 06, 2019
In the 2014 general election, the Botswana Movement for Democracy, (BMD) and its coalition partners were the biggest threat to the Botswana Democratic Party's (BDP) five ...
Friday, August 30, 2019
Fears of State and political capture are gripping the country’s social and political discourse. Steve Harvey and President Masisi’s Gaborone townhall is sendi...

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