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: 2,214,858 (2017)

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 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 - Jun 22, 2018: Letsoaka Targets Youth Development - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The newly appointed technical director of Botswana Football Association (BFA), Serame Letsoaka says his aim is to close the youth development gap between Botswana and top football playing nations.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: MOU May Be Good Model On Genocide Reparations - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [New Era] Last week, the Ovaherero and Ovambanderu Council for Dialogue, 1904-1908, and the Botswana Society for Nama, Herero and Mbanderu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Come Up With Unique Projects - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Maun -A young successful entrepreneur, Ms Messiah Shakamana has urged the youth to venture into business to choose unique projects that will thrive.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Botswana, UNHCR Join Hands in Finding Lasting Solution to Refugees - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Dukwi -Government continues to work closely with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in finding lasting solutions to the plight of refugees.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Soccer - Mpote Joins Orapa United - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Orapa United has penned a two year deal with former Township Rollers assistant coach Mogomotsi Mpote.