Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Botswana, Namibia to withdraw soldiers from ‘disputed’ Chobe River

Botswana and Namibia are reportedly working on pulling back soldiers deployed along the contentious Chobe River, a code of conduct document suggests.

The document which was prepared by a team from the Kavango Zambezi Trans-frontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) secretariat for the two neighbouring countries recommended that  security forces from both countries should “keep a low profile” around Chobe River.

The river, which has no fence on either side, marks the border between the two countries. This comes amid reports that the two countries have been trying to maintain a civilized diplomatic ties amid growing public pressure on Namibia to condemn the killing of three Namibian citizens and their Zambian cousin by the Botswana Defence Force on suspicion that they were poachers.

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