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Botswana police order three Enstrom 480B helicopters

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The Botswana Police Air Support branch has ordered three new Enstrom 480B turbine helicopters from Safomar Aviation and these will join its fleet of...

Botswana election result challenged

Botswana’s main opposition party is challenging the results of 16 parliamentary constituencies won by the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in last month’s election,...

Ruling party wins Botswana election

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) won the general election securing 29 national assembly seats, representing 51% of the vote, the chief justice announced. ...

Construction to start on SADC Botswana log depot next year

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Construction work on a multi-million dollar Southern African Development Community (SADC) Standby Force regional logistics depot is set to start in May next year. The...

North Carolina National Guard Engineers work on building projects

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More than 170 Army and Air Guardsmen from North Carolina, Alabama and New Jersey are training in partnership with their Botswana Defense Force counterparts...

Exercise Upward Minuteman Begins in Botswana

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Approximately 200 personnel from the North Carolina and Alabama National Guards and over 300 Botswana Defence Force service members are participating in exercise Upward...

Botswana lifts ban on big game hunting

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Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, lifted a ban on big game hunting on Wednesday, citing growing conflict between humans and...

A critical fight: anti-poaching with the H125

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In Namibia and Botswana, government agencies are using the Airbus Helicopters H125 to fight the surge in wildlife crimes. The statistics are dire. Less than...

Botswana acquires another C212

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has acquired an additional C212 light transport aircraft, its second in two years. The aircraft was recently seen at Lanseria...

SANDF not part of any alleged Botswana coup

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) “rejects with contempt” allegations of apparent involvement in an allegedly soon-to-be staged coup d’état in neighbouring Botswana. At the...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...