Storm brews in Lake Ngami�s troubled waters

Following a 25-year absence, the waters from the Okavango Delta finally filled up Lake Ngami in 2009, resuscitating the long-abandoned fishing industry in the nearby villages. Last week, security officers descended on fishing camps around the lake to enforce a recent ban necessitated by rising pollution. Correspondent, BONIFACE KEAKABETSE reports on the blessing that became a curse

A battalion of security officers descended on fishermen this week, in the climax of the troubles that have afflicted the lake, since it refilled in 2009.

Lake Ngami, a seasonal water body, is believed to be among the last remaining fragments of the ancient and mammoth Lake Makgadikgadi, which is believed to have overflown and drained into Victoria Falls, before becoming extinct more than 20,000 years ago.

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Stop the children killing madness!

The incident comes on the heels of a similar one where a father murdered his two toddlers in Francistown. As we grapple with the shock and sorrow of this loss, it is essential to address the underlying issues that led to such a horrific outcome.Our hearts go out to the innocent victims, the three boys aged 13, 10, and eight who lost their lives in circumstances that defy comprehension. Their deep cuts and untimely demise have left a scar on the...

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