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Thursday 23 October 2014 | 12:22 PM    

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Boko V Saleshando: UDC leader keeps his cool

22-10-2014 - The Telegraph Reporter

The leader of Umbrella for Democratic Change, Duma Boko performed better than many had given him a chance on issues of economic policy, industrialization, citizen economic empowerment and freedom of expression. In the first of two rounds of Presidential debates organized by Gabz FM and also televised on e-Botswana, Boko started by saying that contrary to what Saleshando was saying that Botswana does...


Only one unit restored at Morupule “B”

22-10-2014 - Reuben Pitse

Two weeks after the troubled multimillion Morupule B power plant collapsed, only one unit has managed to be restored, while the other three units are still down. Botswana Power Corporation Workers Union has appealed to both the BPC and the government to be honest and realistic about the troubled power plant.      Bohithetswe Lentswe, the general secretary of Botswana Power Corporation Workers Union...


DPP’s decision to drop charges against Moroka falls under renewed scrutiny

22-10-2014 - Khonani Ontebetse

The Directorate of Public Prosecution’s decision to drop potential criminal charges against De Beers Botswana CEO and Resident Director, Neo Moroka in a case in which he allegedly shot and killed a man has raised eyebrows within the legal fraternity.   The DPP reportedly entered into a Nolle Prosequi in the matter, meaning that no action would be taken against the De Beers boss. Some lawyers contend...


Boko says he does not hate Khama

22-10-2014 - Phaladi Letswamotse

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko said he did all he had to in order to protect President Ian Khama’s life by lecturing and giving him free advice relevant to situations at hand. Speaking at a rally in Gaborone Central last Sunday, Boko declared that he does not hate Khama as some people are made to believe. “I have to clear this perception that I hate Khama; I do not hate...


Batawana orginise 45th birthday bash for Kgosi Tawana

22-10-2014 - Basadi Morokotso

Batawana came in large numbers this past weekend to witness the celebration of Kgosi Tawana Moremi’s 45th birthday held at Maun main kgotla. The ceremony which was full of pomp and glamour was organized by his regiment, Matsaakgang, amongst them village elders which included his uncle, Kgosi Charles Letsholathebe. Tawana arrived at the event in a horse in the company of his tribesmen, much to the...


BCP Gov’t would sign SADC gender protocol

22-10-2014 - Arnold Letsholo

The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) parliamentary candidate for Gaborone Bonnington North, Anna Motlhagodi, says her party is so intent on women’s issues that it would sign the South African Development Community (SADC) Gender protocol should it be elected into power on October 24. Speaking at the rally to mark the end of the party’s ‘Re a fenya’ bus campaign on Saturday at Gaborone Secondary School...


Batswana continue to defy travel ban to Ebola affected countries

22-10-2014 - Khonani Ontebetse

Batswana are dicing with the risk of contracting the Ebola virus by defying travel restrictions imposed by the Ministry of Health that they should not travel to affected countries. The Ministry of Health Deputy Permanent Secretary Shenaaz El-Halabi has confirmed that despite the country’s preparedness and measures put in place to deal with the outbreak of the Ebola disease as well as travel restrictions,...


Ministry refuses to reinstate axed civil servants

22-10-2014 - Khonani Ontebetse

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that that it will not reinstate its former employees who had participated in the 2011 public service strike despite a recommendation by President Ian Khama and former Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM) Director Festinah Bakwena. The Telegraph has learnt that the employees had been sent from pillar to post by officials at the Office of the President...


BDP has a white oppressive mentality against Batswana – Hubona

22-10-2014 - Obusitse Kologwe

With only a few days left before the general elections, Botswana Congress Party (BCP) member of parliament for Francistown West, Dr Habaudi Hubona has accused the ruling Botswana Democratic Party(BDP) of having a “white oppressive mentality against Batswana”. Addressing a mini BCP rally at Gerald Estates recently, Dr Hubona said the ruling party was founded on white European values with a view that...


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...



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