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Khama reshuffles Cabinet

President Ian Khama has carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet, bringing in four new faces and splitting up two ministries. The former Ministry of Education and Skills Development has […]

Cabinet of Botswana

Ian Khama President and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces Mokgweetsi Masisi Vice President Patrick Ralotsia Minister of Agriculture Shaw Kgathi Minister of Defence Justice and Security Dr. Unity Dow Minister […]

Minister resigns to fight by-election

Eric Mothibi Molale has resigned his post as Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration and as a Specially Elected Member of Parliament. The resignation comes because he has been […]

Patrick Ralotsia appointed Minister of Agriculture

President Ian Khama has accepted the resignation of Minister of Agriculture, Christian De Graaff. The Minister was flown to India in March for an undisclosed illness and had not attended […]

BDP win again

President Ian Khama’s Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) won the general election held last Friday, although they lost eight seats. The BDP has been in power in Botswana since 1966. Only […]

Parliamentary 2014

An election to the National Assembly took place on 24 October 2014. Botswana Democratic Party 37 Umbrella for Democratic Change 17 Botswana Congress Party 3 Independents 0 Indirectly-elected seats 6 […]

BDP in tight contest in today’s general election

Botswana votes today in its general election. The 824,073 eligible voters will be voting for 57 of the 63 members of the National Assembly and 490 members of local councils. […]

Botswana Democratic Party

The Botswana Democratic Party or BDP started life as the Bechuanaland Democratic Party and was founded by Sir Seretse Khama in 1962; it took its present name in 1965. The […]

Botswana Congress Party

The Botswana Congress Party or BCP was founded in July 1998 as a split from the Botswana National Front (BNF). Its founder was Michael Dingake, a former deputy leader of […]

Botswana National Front

The Botswana National Front or BNF was established shortly before independence in 1966 by opposition members seeking to provide an alternative to the BDP. The party describes itself as Centre-left […]

General Election called for 24th October

President Ian Khama has announced that a general election will be held in Botswana on 24th October. The announcement was made to Parliament yesterday and follows the death of a […]