Botswana

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INFORMATION

Capital: Gabarone

Government: Parliamentary Republic

Current President: Mokgweetsi Masisi

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: 2,249,104 (2018)

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

Major Ethnic 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

  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Mrs Botswana Unveils Top 16 - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -MRS Botswana on June 15 unveiled top 16 women who will compete in the beauty pageant slated for September.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Fighting NCDs Priority - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are a major health threat to the nation, hence they have been prioritised in the national development agenda.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Government Intends to Build More Police Posts - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Lobatse -Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Mr Shaw Kgathi says the ministry would construct 12 more police posts around the country during the current financial year.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Illegal Abortions in Francistown Worries Medical Officer - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Authorities in Francistown are worried by prevalence of illegal termination of pregnancies.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Parents Want Pupils Transfered From Lempu Jss - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Salajwe -Parents of Lempu Junior Secondary School (JSS) pupils who were on March attacked by mass hysteria have asked the Minister of Basic Education Mr Bagalatia Arone to transfer their children to other schools.