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Tuesday 21 October 2014 | 07:02 AM    

Would opposition perform better in the coming elections had the Botswana Congress Party stayed as part of UDC?

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Sekgororoane adamant about "Vote Pooling"

20-10-2014 - Sunday Standard Reporter

Billy Sekgororoane who last week hatched a plan aimed at guiding none politically aligned voters how to vote says he is adamant that his plan is the best way to assure results for those seeking a change of government. Under Sekgororoane's plan the Botswana Congress Party has been awarded 16 constituencies while the Umbrella for Democratic Change has been allocated 19. Under the same plan, the UDC...


Tawana shakes off Khama’s Malemaesque attack

20-10-2014 - Basadi Morokotso

Kgosi Tawana Moremi of Friday brushed off the Julias Malemaesque attack by President Ian Khama and his acolytes during last week’s star rally in Maun, saying instead of explaining how the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) intends to tackle issues of concern in the area, they stooped to discuss his failed marriage. President Khama has always taken the political high road; even expressing disgust at South...


BDP blocks Bangwaketse from apologizing to Tawana


The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is reported to have prevailed over Bangwaketse Kgosikgolo Malope to postpone to a date after the general elections, a kgotlameeting called to discuss recent insults hurled at Kgosi Tawana Moremi by Alec Seametso, a Mongwaketse BDP activist in Maun last week The meeting was aimed at imploring Bangwaketse to formally apologise to Kgosi Tawana Moremi and Batawana....


BOFEPUSU releases a 14 person hit list


Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) released the names of Politicians not to be voted for next Friday. Mokgweetsi Masisi tops the list followed by Kitso Mokaila, Botsalo Ntuane, Daniel Kwelagobe, Botlogile Tshireletso, Dumelang Saleshando, Shaw Kgathi, Thapelo Olopeng, Vincent Seretse, Christian Degraaf, Kagiso Molatlhegi, Gaothaetse Matlhabaphiri, Mephato Reatile and Olebile Gaborone...


Saleshando only opposition politician on union hit list

20-10-2014 - Bashi Letsididi

It should come as no surprise that the Botswana Congress Party leader Dumelang Saleshando is the odd man out on the “hit list” that the Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) released on Friday. At a UDC rally where party leader, Duma Boko was launched as a candidate, a parade of speakers recalled how during the process of forming the opposition coalition, Saleshando stated that those...


BCL takes over Norilsk operations in Africa

20-10-2014 - Sunday Standard Reporter

BCL Limited and Norilsk Nickel have announced that they have entered into definitive transaction agreements to sell Norilsk operations in Africa to BCL, including a 50% participation interest in the Nkomati Nickel and Chrome Mine (‘Nkomati’), South Africa, and its 85% stake in Tati Nickel Mining Company in Botswana. The total expected consideration for the Assets payable by BCL to Norilsk Nickel amounts...


UDC parliamentary candidate receives death threats

20-10-2014 - REUBEN PITSE

Kanye Police are investigating allegations that Umbrella For Democratic Change (UDC) Kanye North Parliamentary Candidate Kwenantle Gaseitsiwe has been receiving death threats on his mobile phone. Kanye and Tlokweng Police have also initiated investigations on allegations that Kwenantle’s campaign team members 28-year-old Keolebogile Tshele Elijah was abducted by three unknown men near River Walk...


Khama preps for post elections bloodshed

20-10-2014 - Sunday Standard Reporter

President Lt gen Ian Khama is prepping for possible post election bloodshed and construction of a multi-million Pula underground top secret bunker with escape tunnels between Sebele and Phakalane Estates is at an advanced stage. Sunday Standard investigation team has been given a peek into the new top secret bunker commissioned by the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) next to...


Lies and intrigue behind the Kalafatis killing

20-10-2014 - Sunday Standard Reporter

The Botswana Defence Force wrote a letter to congratulate Sergeant Dzikamani Mothobi, Lance Corporal Gotshosamamg Sechele, Lance Corporal Ronny Motako and Corporal Boitshoko Maifala for killing John Kalafatis two days after the extra judicial execution. Investigations reveal that the then BDF Commander Tebogo Masire may have been dishonest when during an interview with Sunday Standard, distanced himself...


BUIST future uncertain-says Vice Chancellor


The outgoing Vice Chancellor of Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BUIST) Professor Inyang says the future of the university is uncertain if nothing is done to save it from external parties. In a letter addressed to BUIST staff, students and copied to the University’s Chancellor, former President Festus Mogae, Inyang states that he believes in the separation of roles between...



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