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: 2,214,858 (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 - Aug 17, 2018: BITC Propels Botswana Into Renowned Investment Destination - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) continues to propel Botswana into a renowned and globally acclaimed trade and investment destination, says new chief executive officer Mr Keletsositse Olebile.
  • Fri - Aug 17, 2018: U.S. Promises Young Leaders Continued Support - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -There is need for the US government to continue supporting young leaders who are determined to make a difference in Africa, says Ms Kali Jones of the American embassy in Gaborone.
  • Fri - Aug 17, 2018: Regulated Accountancy Leads to Good Credit Rating - Magosi - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana needs a well regulated accountancy profession for her to score well on any international governance index.
  • Fri - Aug 17, 2018: BTC Premiership Starts August 18 - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The much anticipated 2018/19 BTC Premiership season commences tomorrow (August 18) with seven matches played around the country.
  • Fri - Aug 17, 2018: Nurses Contribution Laudable - Molale - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Click to see more pictures