Christmas in combat: SADC marks 6mths in Moz

Hitting hard: SADC forces in Mozambique PIC: SAMIM
Hitting hard: SADC forces in Mozambique PIC: SAMIM

The SADC troops doing battle against insurgents in Northern Mozambique will spend their festive season on high alert after they suffered three casualties in a terrorist ambush a few days ago.

Botswana is part of several SADC states which deployed troops to quell the terrorist insurgency in Mozambique in July. Known as the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM), the regional troops had their original six-month deployment extended to March next year after assessments by the regional leadership and Mozambique.

Botswana is deputising South Africa in SAMIM, while Secretary for Political Affairs in the Presidential Affairs ministry, Professor Mpho Molomo, has been seconded to Mozambique as head of the SADC Mission.

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Tighten the law on drug dealers

Our youth are perishing; their once hopeful bright future is going down the drain; all because of illicit drugs.It is very easy to blame the addict, but it is not as simple as that! Drug dealing is a very lucrative business for some shameless people amongst our society and as such they have come up with tight strategies on how to push their business.Drug addiction is bad, and while the individual on drugs sometimes might have been the one who...

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