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The city: Gaborone

* Alexander McCall Smith doffs his hat to a ‘profoundly comfortable’ place.

…The city is a new one. While many southern African cities have a good 100 years under their belt, Gaborone, as a city, really only dates back to the mid-60s. Prior to independence, the country was administered as a protectorate, initially from Mafeking (now Mafikeng), which lies over the border in South Africa. In Botswana itself, there were in those days only a handful of towns, and Gaborone was very tiny…

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