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 - Jul 21, 2017: Mandunyane Horse Race Success - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Mandunyane -Hundreds of fans thronged Mandunyane grounds for the annual horse racing event on Saturday.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: University Lecturer in Court for Forgery - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [New Zimbabwe] A lecturer at the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) has been arrested for manufacturing a fake degree certificate for his student who had abandoned studies after failing exams during the first semester.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Mandunyane Horse Race Success - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Mandunyane -Hundreds of fans thronged Mandunyane grounds for the annual horse racing event on Saturday.
  • Thu - Jul 20, 2017: Rradinonyane Urges Advocates to Be Independent - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Serowe -When many are yearning to enrich themselves through government initiatives and are in dire need for government to assist them venture into business, for Mr Kelebemang Tebelelo, such assistance is the root cause of laziness and the reason many have abandoned their projects.
  • Thu - Jul 20, 2017: Sir Ketumile, Kgosi Bathoen Giants Who Co-Existed - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Kanye -Contrary to common belief that there was no love lost between the late Sir Ketumile Masire and the late Kgosi Bathoen II of Bangwaketse, historian, Dr Jeff Ramsay has set the record straight.