BDP will do everything to retain power in Botswana

21 October 2019, 8:10 AM
The BDP which has governed the country since its independence in 1966, has faced fierce challenges from the opposition this year, after breaking ranks with its former leader Ian Khama.
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Tumi Healy
Egypt launches air strikes on militants they say connected to Sinai attack 25 November 2017, 3:22 PM

Egypt's Ministry of Defence released a video on Saturday, November 25 showing the country's military carrying out air strikes on what they said were militant outposts connected to a deadly mosque attack in North Sinai on Friday, November 24.

Former Zim finance minister appears in court on fraud charges 25 November 2017, 3:05 PM

Former Zimbabwean finance minister Ignatius Chombo appeared in the Harare Magistrate’s Court on Saturday on charges of fraud, abuse of power, and corruption.

Mnangagwa’s family expresses support as he assumes new role 25 November 2017, 7:50 AM

New Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's family have thrown their love and support behind their father as he assumes a new role in the country.

Mnangagwa promises elections will be held in 2018 24 November 2017, 7:03 PM

Newly-inaugurated Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised that elections will be held in 2018 as scheduled.

Mnangagwa aims to revive the economy 24 November 2017, 5:23 PM

New Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has emphasized that his first task will be to revive the ailing economy of his country.

UN Deputy Secretary General commends Zimbabweans for removing Mugabe 24 November 2017, 2:06 PM

United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed has commended Zimbabweans for removing Robert Mugabe.  

Mnangagwa officially takes helm of Zimbabwe 24 November 2017, 12:29 PM

Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially been inaugurated as Zimbabwe's new President at the packed 60 thousand seat national sports stadium in Harare.

WATCH: Zuma, Angola President meeting 24 November 2017, 9:21 AM

President Jacob Zuma is meeting with Angola's new head of state João Lourenço.

Zimbabwe’s Defence Force readies for inauguration 24 November 2017, 9:00 AM

The Zimbabwe Defence Force has arrived at the National Stadium in Harare, as the country waits the swearing in of Zimbabwe's interim President Emmerson Mnagagwa.

WATCH: Inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s Interim President 24 November 2017, 8:03 AM

The inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa as Zimbabwean interim President is underway

Zimbabweans gather for Mnangagwa’s inauguration 24 November 2017, 7:25 AM

Scores of people are beginning to arrive at the National Stadium in Harare Zimbabwe for Emmerson Mnangagwa's inauguration.

Zuma to miss Mnangagwa’s inauguration 24 November 2017, 5:42 AM

President Jacob Zuma is to send Telecommunication and Postal Services minister, Dr Siyabonga Cwele to represent him in Friday's inauguration of  Zimbabwe's interim president Emmerson  Mnangagwa in Harare.

Algerians vote in low-key polls 23 November 2017, 5:12 PM

Algerians trickled to the polls Thursday to vote in local elections after a low-key campaign that has brought no expectation of change in the North African state. In a rare public outing, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is expected to seek a fifth term in office in 2019, appeared in a wheelchair to cast his ballot […]

Mugabe granted immunity 23 November 2017, 2:21 PM

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday.

Zimbabwe prepares inauguration for its new President 23 November 2017, 2:17 PM

As the Zimbabwean Government prepares for the swearing in and inauguration of its new President, Emmerson Mnangagwa’s convoy can be seen parked outside the Presidential office in Harare. Mnangagwa arrived in Zimbabwe on Wednesday from South Africa after being in hiding for two weeks. He arrived home to a hero’s welcome. It is understood that […]

‘Mnangagwa will bring economic change’ 23 November 2017, 10:29 AM

Chairperson of the Chamber of Business in Musina, Joe Lukhele, says he hopes Zimbabwe's new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa will bring economic change in the country.

Mnangagwa urges unity to grow Zimbabwe’s ailing economy 23 November 2017, 6:00 AM

Incoming interim President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has appealed to all Zimbabweans to work together in order to grow the economy and steer the country on the path to its former glory.

Zimbabweans working at Breit bridge border ready to return home 22 November 2017, 9:47 PM

Zimbabweans working and doing business at the border post in Limpopo spoke to SABC and emphasised the need to revive Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector.

Lesotho readiness to host SADC troops inspected 22 November 2017, 8:43 PM

Lesotho Deputy Prime Minister, Monyane Moleleki Wednesday led a delegation team of ministers and Army officials to inspect the readiness of facilities that will host SADC's contingency forces arriving in Lesotho this week.

[Watch] Mnangagwa addressing crowd at Zanu-PF headquarters 22 November 2017, 7:27 PM

Former Vice President of Zimbabwe and incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa has started addressing the crowd at the Zanu-PF headquarters in the capital Harare. Mnangagwa arrived in the country from South Africa earlier this evening. Thousands of supporters are gathered outside the headquarters. He has been welcomed back with loud cheers. Mnangagwa will be sworn in […]

Mnangagwa leaves S Africa to be sworn as interim president 22 November 2017, 3:49 PM

Former Vice President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa has left South Africa to return home to be sworn in as the country's interim leader on Friday.

More than 100 people dead in Nigeria attacks 22 November 2017, 3:46 PM

The death toll in Tuesday’s suicide bombing of a mosque has risen to 60 and combined with another separate shooting attack by unknown gunmen on nomadic Fulani herdsmen in Adamawa State’s Numan local government area which killed 45 people, the number of reported fatalities now stands at 105.

‘Mugabe’s resignation should serve as a lesson’ 22 November 2017, 11:25 AM

Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF secretary for information and publicity in South Africa, Morelife Mapeture, says the resignation of Robert Mugabe as Zimbabwean president should serve as a lesson to other leaders on the continent.

Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s interim President 22 November 2017, 8:30 AM

Zimbabwe's governing ZANU-PF party has confirmed that Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as interim President on Wednesday afternoon after Robert Mugabe stepped down on Tuesday.

Libyan refugees find safe haven in Niger 22 November 2017, 7:00 AM

After months on the road into exile and inside the hell of Libyan jails, migrants rescued by the UN refugee agency have found safety and shelter in Niger's capital before leaving for Europe.

Zimbabwe eyes economic revival amid celebrations 22 November 2017, 5:44 AM

Zimbabweans are continuing to celebrate the fall of a President who liberated the country, but at the same time ran the country to the ground.

Jubilant Zimbabweans still celebrating on the streets 21 November 2017, 9:12 PM

The joyous celebrations are continuing in the streets of Zimbabwe following President Mugabe's resignation. Mugabe resigned a short while ago in a letter submitted to parliament.

Robert Mugabe resigns 21 November 2017, 6:11 PM

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has resigned in a letter submitted to Parliament. Parliamentary Speaker, Jacob Mudenda, has confirmed his resignation. Wild jubilation broke out among MPs when Mudenda told the House. Mugabe was under pressure from members of his own party ZANU PF to step down. The party earlier recalled him as its president. Zimbabweans […]

SADC to start intervention in Zimbabwe 21 November 2017, 4:21 PM

The SADC is to immediately start it's intervention on the unfolding political turmoil in Zimbabwe.

Tsvangirai asks for free and fair elections without violence 21 November 2017, 4:00 PM

The leader of the opposition MDC-T, Morgan Tsvangirai, has arrived to address thousands of protesters gathered outside the Zimbabwean Parliament in Harare.