The BCP’s final lap

Parting ways: Boko and Saleshando shaking hands during happier times PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Parting ways: Boko and Saleshando shaking hands during happier times PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

If the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) were to have its way, by the end of this week it would have exited the coalition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) as its relationship with the coalition led by Duma Boko has seemingly broken down irretrievably. Mmegi Staffer RYDER GABATHUSE looks deeper into the BCP/UDC quandaries

For a long time, the body languages communicated by Boko and his (now suspended) deputy Dumelang Saleshando was of two men in deep crisis at the helm of a party challenging to oust the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) from nearly 60 years in power.

The BDP has been ruling the country since the colonial era in 1966 and its challengers have been failing to mount a rock-solid contest 57 years later.

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Parents should be more proactive in children’s lives

Parents need to pay particular attention to their children to ensure they grow up in a healthy environment that supports their development and mental health. Healthy attachments between parents and children foster strong bonds, creating a solid foundation for future leaders.In many African cultures, there is a common perception that parents should use a stick to discipline naughty children. While disciplining children is important, it is equally...

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