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: 2,249,104 (2018)

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

  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Health Ministry Clears Mist - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Ministry of Health and Wellness has reacted to trending social media allegations regarding the level of care and responsiveness of its personnel to a December 8 accident on the Ghanzi road.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Election Rigging Whistleblower Speaks - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [The Patriot] We reproduce a SWORN STATEMENT by Dikabelo Selaledi, one of the whistleblowers presented to Forensics for Justice in Johannesburg, South Africa by the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) to support their petitions of the outcome of the 2019 elections.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Quality of Employees Central to Success - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Serowe -The success of the nation is dependent on the quality of its civil servants, says Information and Broadcasting deputy permanent secretary Mr Oshinka Tsiang.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: 'Air Botswana Never Engaged Us' - Staff - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [The Patriot] Air Botswana Employees Union (ABEU) have accused management of using the looming restructuring process to rectiufy bad management practices at the expense of the employees.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Turbulence At CAAB - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [The Patriot] Firemen employed by Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) are headed for a showdown with management after failing to resolve a protracted dispute caused by a salary restructuring process.