Botswana

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INFORMATION

Capital: GabaroneGovernment: Parliamentary Republic

Current President: Seretse Khama Ian Khama

Economy:

  • Botswana has enjoyed one of the fastest growth rates per capita income in the world since independence.
  • Since 1980’s, the country has been the world’s largest producer of gem-quality diamonds.  As such, diamond mining will continue to be the mainstay of Botswana’s economy, with known current reserves sufficient for at least the next 20 years.

Population: 2,155,784 (2014)

Land Size: 581,730 sq km (224,607 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Tswana (or Setswana): 79%
  • Kalanga: 11%
  • Basarwa: 3%
  • Other, including Kgalagadi and white: 7%
Religions:

  • Christian: 71.6%
  • Badimo(indigenous African religion): 6%
  • Other: 1.4%
  • Unspecified: 0.4%
  • None: 20.6%

Language(s):

  • Setswana: 78.2%
  • Kalanga: 7.9%
  • Sekgalagadi: 2.8%
  • English (official): 2.1%
  • Other: 8.6%
  • Unspecified: 0.4%

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: Athletics - Makwala, Amos At Birmingham Diamond League - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -All eyes will be on Isaac 'Badman'Makwala and Nijel Amos on Sunday to see if they can redeem their country's pride at Grand Prix Birmingham Diamond League to be staged at Alexander Stadium on Sunday.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: Rugby - Jaguars Outclass UB Rhinos - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Canon Jaguars piled in 10 tries and nine conversions to thrash UB Rhinos 68-14 in a one-sided Super Rugby match played on Wednesday at Livingstone Kolobeng College.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: Khama Wants Low Food Import Bill - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has called on Batswana to increase food production so as to reduce the import bill.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: Ipelegeng Benefits Many - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Kanye -Kanye Administrative Authority (KAA) chairperson, Mr Tlhomamo Dibeela says Ipelegeng continues to provide temporary employment as a relief to the less privileged in the community.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: Khama Wishes Dalai Lama Well - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has wished His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama a full and speedy recovery.