New Cabinet Ministers
[Government of Botswana]His Excellency the President, Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama has appointed members of his Cabinet as follows:
Palapye Establishes Ebola Isolation Centres
[Government of Botswana]Palapye District Health Management Team (DHMT) has identified two isolation centres for Ebola at Khurumela clinic and Martins drift border post. Addressing a kgotla meeting at Khurumela ward in Palapye on Tuesday, October 28, Palapye hospital matron Ms Susan Pono said told the residents that their clinic will be closed soon and arrangements made for the...m to access health services at other clinics in Palapye.
[Gender Links]When Botswana went to the polls a week ago, GL correspondents spoke to voters about the participation and representation of women in politics. Most expressed disappointment and disillusionment with the First Past the Post system, the low number of female political candidates and the reality that the country is a far cry from achieving gender parity in government.
Speaker, Deputy Speaker Positions Vacant
[Government of Botswana]All the 57 elected Members of Parliament and four specially elected MPs took their oath of office yesterday (October 30).
Angolan President Salutes Botswana Counterpart
[ANGOP]Luanda -The Angolan head of State JosÃ© Eduardo dos Santos Thursday in Luanda congratulated his counterpart of Botswana Ian Khama on his victory in the recent election for one more presidential term.
Kerry On Parliamentary Elections in Botswana
[State Department]Washington, D.C. -U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson, Statement By Secretary Kerry
Swearing in of MPs Postponed
[Government of Botswana]The Speaker of the National Assembly has announced the postponement of the swearing in of all the elected members of Parliament as this cannot take place until the State President has issued a Proclamation allowing Parliament to convene.
In the High Court of Botswana Held At Gaborone
[Government of Botswana]In the matter between:
Is Karma Catching Up With Khama?
[The Daily Vox]Botswana's President Ian Khama has just won a second and final term, evidence that he retains considerable popularity as a leader.
Sino-Africa Friendship Deeply Rooted Among People - Envoy
[Focac]Gaborone -Chinese Ambassador to Botswana Zheng Zhuqiang on Tuesday said China and Botswana will keep on good friendship following Botswana's recent general elections.
MPs to Be Sworn in Today
[Government of Botswana]The public is hereby informed that the swearing in of the 57 newly elected members of Parliament plus the 4 specially elected Members of Parliament is set to take place at the Parliament Buildings today Thursday 30th October 2014 at 1400hrs.
Botswana - Access to Information, Balanced Coverage Essential for Fair, Credible Elections
[IFEX]Media Institute of Southern Africa This article was originally published on misa.org on 25 October 2014.
President Ian Khama's Inaugration Speech
[Government of Botswana]I have the honour and privilege of taking this solemn Presidential Oath of Office. In doing so, I am once more humbled by the trust and confidence and great responsibility that has been conferred upon me and my party to once more lead our country forward. We have just emerged from another election that has once more demonstrated our commitment to the democratic processes and values that have sustained our peaceful progress over the past five decades. I must commend the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC
Khama Wins Botswana Polls
[allAfrica]Botswana's President Ian Khama is to be sworn in for another term on Tuesday after winning the country's election, Botswana media report.
Parliamentary Elections in Botswana
[State Department]Press Statement
SADC Observer Mission in Botswana for Elections
[CAJ News]Gaborone -A DELEGATION of the Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to Botswana has arrived in the country to observe the elections.
Statement On Election Monitoring Mission to Botswana
[MISA]In October 2014, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) convened a mission to observe the conduct of the media and electoral bodies during the Botswana 2014 parliamentary and local government elections, held on Friday 24 October. The mission found that the media performed exceptionally well, though there could be improvements.
President Khama to Be Sworn in
[Government of Botswana]Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama will be sworn in as President of Botswana in an inauguration that will be administered by Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo on October 28 at parliament buildings at 0900hrs,
SADC Congratulates Botswana On Successful Poll
[SAnews.gov.za]SADC's Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to Botswana has congratulated that country for holding peaceful elections.
UDC Main Opposition in Parliament
[Government of Botswana]The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) will be the main opposition party in Parliament. Two years after its formation through a coalition between Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), Botswana National Front (BNF) and Botswana Peoples Party (BPP), UDC gained 17 constituencies at the polls on October 24, beating the previous highest number of 13 by the BNF in 1994. Its leader, Mr Duma Boko, is therefore expected assume the Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LOO) seat as is the norm when the opposition h