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 - Mar 24, 2017: President Khama Hails Locals For Empowering Women - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Tewane -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has commended Tewane residents for empowering women.
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: Lame - a Revelation of What The Country Is Yet to Offer - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Bobonong -We live in a world where sport is as much important as academics, especially for people with a talent and passion for different sport codes.
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: Zebras Face Tanzania - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The senior national football team, the Zebras jetted off to Dar es Salam on March 23 for an international friendly match against their Tanzanian counterparts.
  • Thu - Mar 23, 2017: National Motocross Preperations Underway - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Lobelo Racing Club Francistown will host the first round of the Motor Holdings Botswana Motor Sport National Motocross Championships on March 25.
  • Thu - Mar 23, 2017: Wastewater Important - Minister of Land Moipisi - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -Batswana have been urged to tap into available water resources and reduce pressure on fresh water resources for its sustainability.