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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)...

ISS: Protecting Botswana’s elephants isn’t a numbers game

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In September this year, Elephants Without Borders (EWB) director Dr Mike Chase released a statement about the discovery of 87 elephant carcasses...

Air Botswana takes delivery of its first ATR 72-600

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Air Botswana has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-600. The aircraft is the first of a contract signed in July for...

Protecting Africa’s wildlife with intelligence and passion

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Three rhinos are poached every single day in Africa. More than 1,000 rhinos have died in South Africa annually since 2012. The...

Botswana Defence Force lost an aircraft a year to crashes

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Air Wing has lost nine aircraft and six personnel to air crashes over the past 10 years,...

North Carolina Air National Guard security forces visit Botswana

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Three members of North Carolina Air National Guard's 145th Airlift Wing Security Forces travelled to Botswana in late June to work side-by-side...

Botswana, Namibia begin joint military exercise

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Botswana and Namibia are due to begin a joint military exercise today, with a focus on peace support operations. Exercise Tshwaragano II...

Air Botswana orders two ATR 72-600s

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Air Botswana has signed a firm order for two ATR 72-600s from ATR, which will deliver them in the fourth quarter of...

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