Troubled BDP engages in spring cleaning

With focus on unity and another national election victory as the ultimate prize, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has embarked on sweeping reforms that the party hopes will help solidify its position.

When it went into its national council meeting over weekend, the BDP went in a troubled party. Chief among issues of contention, which have also threatened to split the party was the selection of candidates.

Other contentious issues were participation of party structures, re-admission of disgruntled members who became independent candidates, neglected party veterans and transparency in the party’s electoral process.

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Molepolole unrest: Urgent attention on missing person cases

From Jakoba's mysterious disappearance on November 9 to the grim discovery of his remains at Mosinki Lands, a gap in the response mechanisms of the police and village leadership has been laid bare. The community's anger is evident, seen in the attack on Bakang Masole, the man found driving Jakoba's taxi and the main suspect, and the subsequent riot. Residents express discontent, citing a troubling trend of missing persons cases often...

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