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Friday 21 November 2014 | 06:39 PM    

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

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Bolele, Dingalo appointed to senior positions in government

21-11-2014 - The Telegraph Reporter

The Vice President responsible for Academic Management at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Raphael Dingalo has been appointed Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education. Dr. Dingalo had joined Limkokwing from the Office of the President where he had worked as a director responsible for research in the Government Communications Unit. Before that he had worked at the University...


BONELA warn against discriminatory statements on HIV amid SA star statements

21-11-2014 - The Telegraph Reporter

Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDs, Executive Director Cindy Kelemi says people in the public eye should be careful when making statements that could be associated with stigma and discrimination. Kelemi’s statement comes after claims that a South African reality TV Star, Nonhle Thema, said Batswana women are thin, ugly and infected with HIV/AIDs when she was in Botswana lately. Kelemi...


BCP firebrands take swipe at Nasha

21-11-2014 - Phaladi Letswamotse

Botswana Congress Party fire brands, Lotty Manyapetsa and Chilyboy Rakgare, have described former National Speaker Margret Nasha as a liar who only put her personal interests first. The two men told a rally in Maruapula on Sunday that Nasha only asked for support from the opposition parties when it was only convenient for her. They said she never stood up for Batswana but only appeared when her position...


Was there a break in at Parliamentary a day before secret voting?

21-11-2014 - Reuben Pitse

Botswana Police Service (BPS) spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Christopher Mbulawa, has said the National Assembly is secure and not under any security threat. Mbulawa said this after it was discovered a day before the national speaker was endorsed by parliament that one of the doors at the parliamentary chamber was damaged by unknown people. He said after thorough inspection, Police determined...


BCP promises more robust voice in parliament

21-11-2014 - John Regonamanye

The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has vowed it will have a more vocal presence in parliament, despite its reduced numerical strength in the House in the wake of the recent national elections. The BCP suffered a humiliating blow during the October 24th national elections - emerging with only three seats from its initial six. New Speaker of the National Assembly, Gladys Kokorwe, on Monday announced...


Councillors should avoid partisan politics - Tshireletso

21-11-2014 - Arnold Letsholo

Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Botlogile Tshireletso, has appealed to Kweneng District Councillors to avoid political partisanship when in council chambers. Officially opening the councillor’s orientation workshop at the council Chambers in Molepolole on Monday morning, Tshireletso said: “I implore you to put the interest of your communities in the forefront and refrain...


Customary court President appeals for more branches

21-11-2014 - Reuben Pitse

The president of customary court of appeal, Kgosi Mothibe Lenchwe, has appealed to the government to fast-track establishment of the third customary court of appeal which he said is now long overdue.   The plea comes after both customary courts of appeal in the South and North said they are now unable to cope with the growing number of appeal cases they preside over. “I plead with the government...


Francistown murder suspect still at large

21-11-2014 - Obusitse Kologwe

A Francistown man, Edwin Samotse who is currently facing a murder charge, remains a fugitive after breaking out of Francistown State Prison last month. Samotse is charged with the murder of his girlfriend on the 18th of March, 2011 in Francistown. Acting Police Spokesperson, Near Bagali said in an interview that Police have intensified efforts to arrest the fugitive. He said that they have communicated...


UDC implored to ‘professionalise’ politics

21-11-2014 - Arnold Letsholo

Khumoekae Richard, the young political activist and author of the book, ‘The Scandalous Murdering of Democracy’ has called on the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) leadership to professionalise the science of politics. Speaking at a rally organised by Gabane-Mankgodi elected UDC politicians to thank voters in Gabane on Saturday, Richard said politics is science and it is high time UDC politicians...


Close to 3000 BCP members tipped to cross over to UDC – claim

21-11-2014 - Phaladi Letswamotse

About 3000 members of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) are expected to jump ship and join the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). UDC expressed certainty that 1500 BCP members in the Boteti constituency approached their offices seeking UDC membership. About 550 are expected in Selibe West and East, 300 in Ramotswa Constituency, and 500 members in Kgalagadi. Speaking at a rally held in Gabane at...



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