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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)...

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...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...