Boko invokes King Solomon’s wisdom

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) president Duma Boko believes it’d have been a “terrible mistake, serious miscalculation and politically improper”, for him to intervene in the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) internal squabbles much earlier.
There are currently two factions at BMD that are claiming legitimacy to run the troubled Orange Movement. Following their infamous bloody congress in Bobonong last week, BMD has emerged with two factions led by Advocate Sydney Pilane and another by Ndaba Gaolathe. The two factions have since written to UDC claiming to represent the party, BMD.
Addressing media this week, Boko said it’d have been a ‘terrible error of judgment’ if UDC had heeded calls to intervene in the BMD wars.


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The BMD battle lines are drawn

12th July 2017

The names of former Botswana Democratic Party MPs Margaret Nasha and Moeng Pheto appear in the lobby lists of the warring Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) factions as they gear themselves up for their party congress this weekend in Bobonong. And both are preferred candidates for the position of Chairperson with Nasha on the Ndaba Gaolathe and Wynter Mmolotsi camp while Pheto could be fielded under the Gilbert Mangole and Nehemiah Modubule faction.



No expelled BMD member will allowed at Congress - Modubule

12th July 2017

It is a situation of life and death for members of the troubled and once vibrant Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) as they gather in the Bobirwa region to save the soul of the party.

Ever since their last elective congress in Ghanzi, the orange movement has never enjoyed peace as the National Executive Committee (NEC) was besieged by factions and intimidation.  

This weekend the centre of attraction will be how the supporters of the expelled party President, Ndaba Gaolathe and Vice President Wynter Mmolotsi will manage to sneak them into the congress because the party Chairman, Nehemiah Modubule, has vowed that those who have been expelled from the party will not set foot at the congress.



BMD faces a Sunday bloody Sunday

12th July 2017

The seven regional Chairpersons of the troubled Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) say they still stand behind their expelled President, Ndaba Gaolathe.

There are two days left to the much-anticipated elective congress of the orange movement in Bobonong. For the last two years since their elective congress in Ghanzi the party leadership has been involved in internal bickering that might see the Bobirwa region become the party’s splinter ground.  



Congress has no powers to expel me – Modubule

11th July 2017

Botswana Movement for Democracy chairman Nehemiah Modubule says that the congress does not have any powers whatsoever to expel him from the party. “As the chairman, I am the presiding officer of the congress and as such no one will expel me,” he said in an interview.



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Boko invokes King Solomon’s wisdom

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) president Duma Boko believes it’d have been a “terrible mistake, serious miscalculation and politically improper”, for him to intervene in the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) internal squabbles much earlier.
There are currently two factions at BMD that are claiming legitimacy to run the troubled Orange Movement. Following their infamous bloody congress in Bobonong last week, BMD has emerged with two factions led by Advocate Syd...

26th July 2017


The BMD battle lines are drawn

12th July 2017

The names of former Botswana Democratic Party MPs Margaret Nasha and Moeng Pheto appear in the lobby lists of the warring Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) factions as they gear themselves up for their party congress this weekend in Bobonong. And both are preferred candidates for the position of Chairperson with Nasha on the Ndaba Gaolathe and Wynter Mmolotsi camp while Pheto could be fielded under the Gilbert Mangole and Nehemiah Modubule faction.


No expelled BMD member will allowed at Congress - Modubule

12th July 2017

It is a situation of life and death for members of the troubled and once vibrant Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) as they gather in the Bobirwa region to save the soul of the party.

Ever since their last elective congress in Ghanzi, the orange movement has never enjoyed peace as the National Executive Committee (NEC) was besieged by factions and intimidation.  

This weekend the centre of attraction will be how the supporters of the expelled party President, Ndaba Gaolathe and Vice President Wynter Mmolotsi will manage to sneak them into the congress because the party Chairman, Nehemiah Modubule, has vowed that those who have been expelled from the party will not set foot at the congress.


BMD faces a Sunday bloody Sunday

12th July 2017

The seven regional Chairpersons of the troubled Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) say they still stand behind their expelled President, Ndaba Gaolathe.

There are two days left to the much-anticipated elective congress of the orange movement in Bobonong. For the last two years since their elective congress in Ghanzi the party leadership has been involved in internal bickering that might see the Bobirwa region become the party’s splinter ground.  

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Property market takes a knock in the absence of foreign retailers

The suspension of issuance of trading licences to foreign retailers has negatively affected the local property market leading to lower prices and revenue loss, complains Turnstar Holdings Managing Director Gulaam Abdoola. He said the issue has contributed to the vast challenges in the property market in Botswana.

“Trading licence issue for foreign retailers caused loss of revenue as the stores allocated could not be occup...

11th July 2017


BTCL stock bullish into July

11th July 2017

R Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited last week closed the week trading 15 thebe higher for the week, a 11.8 percent climb following the release of the company’s financial results for the year ended March 2017. The company’s profits rose by P608.2 million, from a deficit of P370mn to P272.3 million for the year, after revenues grew by 8 percent to P1.6 billion.


Engen declares special dividend

11th July 2017

Engen Botswana Limited has declared a special dividend of 40.70 thebe (gross) per share for the year ended 31 December 2016. A statement from the company’s Managing Director Chimweta Monga and Chairman Dr Shabani Ndzinge has revealed.  The dividend will be payable on or about the 21st of July 2017 to those shareholders registered at close of business on the 14th of July 2017.


FNBB closes trading period

11th July 2017

First National Bank Botswana’s final financial results for the year ended 30 June 2017 are said to be in the process of being prepared and are expected to be published on or about August 2017. According to the Chief Finance Officer, Makgau Dibakwane, in compliance with the Botswana Stock Exchange rules and good corporate governance, the Company declared a closed period from 1 July 2017 ending on the date of publication of the financial results. During this period members of the Board and Staff of the Company are prohibited from dealing directly or indirectly in the listed securities of the Company in any manner. Any changes to these dates will be communicated in writing.

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BNSC, BMS split over MoXAn

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Botswana Karate Team off to explosive start in Cape Town

8th July 2017

The annual Ryushinkan International Karate Africa Championship that began this Friday in South Africa kicked up to an impressive start for the Botswana team that managed a haul of 9 medals on Day One.


THREE WAY TUSSLE...Thebe chases Van Niekerk and Merrit

7th July 2017

The athletics world was robbed during the 2016 Rio Olympic games when rising star Baboloki Thebe (400m) sustained an injury during the international showpiece that saw South African runner Wayde Van Niekerk winning a gold medal in the category. However, this time around the stage is set for a fit Thebe to finally come face to face with the raw pace of Van Niekerk and American LaShawn Merrit in Lausanne, Switzerland tomorrow (Thursday).


BAA competes in Commonwealth and World Champs

7th July 2017

Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) is expected to send two separate teams to the Youth World championships in Kenya and the Commonwealth youth games in the Bahamas. The Commonwealth Youth Games are scheduled for 18-23 July 2017 in Nassau, Bahamas. The team is expected to depart for Bahamas on 15th July 2017.

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Botswana Life provides P5.5m for NYWC

Local insurance company Botswana Life can now count themselves among proud sponsors of the 2017 Netball Youth World Cup. This week the company announced a P5 580 000 sponsorship that will go towards the eagerly anticipated netball showpiece scheduled for Gaborone this weekend.

Speaking at the Sponsorship Launch on Tuesday, Botswana Life Chief Executive Officer Bilkiss Moorad said her company is proud of being part of the games ...

7th July 2017


Sis Tlax remains hopeful on filling up National Stadium

23rd June 2017

Nicole Martinez aka a Sis Tlax is up again and still hopes to fill up the stadium after her dream was defeated by Kast when he recently made history by filling up the stadium with 100 percent local music talent.


DJs La Timmy and Gayvos drop much-awaited collaborative single

14th June 2017

DJ La Timmy and Flava Dome’s resident DJ Gayvos recently dropped their first collaboration offering titled, ‘Tlhapi e mo metsing’. The single, which has been well received on social media, also has a dance move.


Nomadic keeps Motswako alive with dope offering, Pula Citizen

14th June 2017

Tebogo Mapine, better known as Nomadic, continues to churn superlative hip-hop music. His illustrious rap career spans more than but he remains relevant. The gifted lyricist, who is credited as one of the earliest architects of Motswako in Botswana, says his latest album, Pula Citizen, tells a story.

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