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 - Sep 22, 2017: Entertainment Galore As Kwese TV Partners Telecoms Giant - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [New Zimbabwe] Econet Media's Kwesé TV has penned an agreement with Orange Botswana in a partnership that will see Orange subscribers accessing premium entertainment and sports programming.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Soccer - ABC Foundation Sponsors P50 000 Tournament - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Kachikau -African Bush Camp foundation donated P50 000 to Chobe West primary schools for football independence tournament.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Art As Stepping Stone to Greater Heights - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Nshkashogwe -Alfred Motlhabani, 23, of Nshakashogwe says art is his stepping stone to greater heights, and his determination has made him to nurture his talent as an artist.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Minister Speaks on the Spread of HIV/Aids - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Since 1985, Botswana has embarked on a warfare against the spread of HIV/AIDS and mitigating its impact, says Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs Mr Edwin Batshu.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Mohembo Bridge Behind Schedule - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Mohembo -Construction of the Okavango River bridge in Mohembo is five months behind schedule.