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: 2,317,233 (2020)

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 people of European ancestry: 7%
Religions:

  • Christian: 79.1%
  • Badimo(indigenous African religion): 4.1%
  • Other: 1.4%
  • Unspecified: 0.3%
  • None: 15.2%

Language(s):

  • Setswana: 77.3%
  • Kalanga: 7.4%
  • Sekgalagadi: 3.4%
  • English (official): 2.8%
  • Other: 9.1%

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RECENT NEWS

  • Sat - Nov 28, 2020: Regional Leaders Plan 'Comprehensive' Response to Mozambique Attacks - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [The Herald] Gaborone -- SADC yesterday undertook to work on a robust regional response to the growing threat of terrorism and insurgency in parts of Mozambique, which it will put in action once finalised.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Just in - President in Botswana for Troika Meeting - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [The Herald] Lincoln Towindo, in Gaborone, Botswana
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: School Rectifies Compliance Shortcomings - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Ramotswa -- Ramotswa's Kagiso Senior Secondary School is working on a plan to address compliance issues after being found to be in contravention of COVID-19 health protocols.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Bravo! - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The President, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has congratulated University of Botswana (UB) 2020 graduates for what her termed their well-deserved academic success.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Ceda Finances 24 Projects in Selebi Phikwe Area - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Selebi Phikwe -- The Introduction of new guidelines by Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) has resulted in a sharp increase of funded projects.