City Council needs to build better bridges

The recent heavy downpours have been hailed as a positive development after Gaborone and its environs were left cool and wet after many months of scotching heat and dryness.

The lack of rain in January left many local farmers, especially those in the southern parts of the country, worried that God was not on their side as their crops had already wilted as they were exposed to high and often times unbearable temperatures.

This week’s heavy downpours were preceded by prolonged periods of scotching temperatures and dryness. But, last week and this week in particular, heavy downpours literally changed the story and brought traffic in the city to a complete halt. Gaborone’s so-called major but poorly constructed roads were flooded with rainwater.

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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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