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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...

ISS: Masisi and Khama’s spat rocks the steady Botswana boat

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Will the increasingly ugly and public spat between Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor Ian Khama remain just a shoving match? Or could...

Botswana component of SADC Standby Force ready for peace support ops

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) hosted an inspection from a Southern African Development Community (SADC) specialist team to check on readiness for African Standby...

SADC conducts military health exercise

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Another part of preparation for the southern African regional bloc to take command of the African Standby Force (ASF) was recently completed...

Botswana to host ALFS 19

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The Botswana Defence Force will partner with U.S. Army Africa in June 2019 to co-host the seventh African Land Forces Summit (ALFS)...

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Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...