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

  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Olopeng Warns Youth Against Alcohol, Drug Abuse - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Tonota -Member of Parliament for Tonota, Mr Thapelo Olopeng says government is concerned about the escalating rate of alcohol and drug abuse among the youth.
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Moloi Bemoans Gunners Lack of Training - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Lobatse -Extension Gunners head coach, Pontsho Moloi says the team was being held back by lack of regular training.
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Make Bayeyi Chieftainship Hereditary - VP - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gumare -The Bayeyi of Gumare have been told to have a clear Bogosi line of succession from one family to avoid protests.
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Gaborone Meet Saturday - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The annual Gaborone International Meet (GIM) to be held at the National Stadium on Saturday, will have two promotional events for upcoming athletes and Special Olympics.
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Dog Business Opportunities Abound - Instructor - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Lorwana -Dog breeder and trainer, Mr Moemedi Ramontshonyana of German Shepherd Canine Kernel Guru has applauded Dr Edwin Dikoloti for exposing residents of Mmathethe/Molapowabojang constituency to abundant career paths in dog entrepreneurship.