Botswana

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INFORMATION

Capital: Gabarone

Government: 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

  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: WUC Steps Up Debt Collection Efforts - Report - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) has stepped up its debt collection efforts in an endeavor to mitigate its state of financial risk.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Nomina Makes Strides in Germany - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -German-based Motswana artiste is making strides with her newly released singles, How Could You Lie and Babe Love blazing up the charts and garnering up attention on her musical exploits.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Khama Meets Barcelona Icons - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Spain-based FC Barcelona legends representatives yesterday paid a courtesy call on President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Mindset Change Essential in Education - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Palapye -Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Dr Alfred Madigele has urged the nation to desist from negative perceptions regarding technical and vocational institutions.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Athletics - Busy Calendar for Athletics Association - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) will host a series of international events under Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Southern Africa Region 5.