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: 2,150,000 (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

  • Sun - Feb 19, 2017: The AU's (Other) ICC Strategy - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [ISS] At the recently concluded 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, heads of state and government adopted a decision on a strategy for withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
  • Mon - Feb 13, 2017: Chaba Rebuts Quitting Allegations - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Serowe -Miscellaneous coach, Titeo Chaba has rebutted claims that he has quit his position following a 2-0 loss to BDF XI last weekend.
  • Fri - Feb 10, 2017: Who Is the New African Union Chief? - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [ISS] The new AUC chairperson will focus on peace and security issues, but what about ensuring free and fair elections?
  • Thu - Feb 9, 2017: Parlour Owner Optimistic - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Kanye -Can't Have Thermal Massage Parlour is an establishment that was founded by Ms Sihle Mogorosi (34) in Kanye in 2014.
  • Wed - Feb 8, 2017: Ministry to Push Permits Backlog - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Mr Edwin Batshu has expressed concerns over delays in processing of work and residence permits.