When Batswana marched on Rome

In the early hours of July 25, 1943, the Fascist Dictator of Italy Benito Mussolini was voted out of power by his own Grand Council and arrested upon leaving a meeting with King Vittorio Emanuele.

During the Council meeting, which had begun in the evening of July 24, Mussolini was tired, unwell, and seemingly overwhelmed by Italian military reverses.

Council member Dino Grandi argued that the dictatorship had brought Italy to the brink of military disaster, elevated incompetents, and alienated large portions of the population. He proposed a vote to transfer military power to the king. The motion passed.

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Molepolole unrest: Urgent attention on missing person cases

From Jakoba's mysterious disappearance on November 9 to the grim discovery of his remains at Mosinki Lands, a gap in the response mechanisms of the police and village leadership has been laid bare. The community's anger is evident, seen in the attack on Bakang Masole, the man found driving Jakoba's taxi and the main suspect, and the subsequent riot. Residents express discontent, citing a troubling trend of missing persons cases often...

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