Tensions rise at Botswana, Namibia border

Commander of BDF Gaolathe Galebotswe at PAC..PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Commander of BDF Gaolathe Galebotswe at PAC..PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The Namibian police were over the weekend forced to restrain themselves against alleged provocation and brutality by members of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) at the neighbouring countries’ border post.

The alleged incident, as reported in the Namibian media, comes barely two weeks after the Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security Segakweng Tsiane asserted before the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that there is no bad blood between Botswana and Namibia.

The Namibian Sun Newspaper reported yesterday that the Namibian police were forced to keep their cool after the BDF forcibly removed Namibian fishermen before setting their huts on fire.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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