COAT OF ARMS
|Capital: GabaroneGovernment: Parliamentary Republic
Current President: Seretse Khama Ian Khama
Population: 2,155,784 (2014)
Land Size: 581,730 sq km (224,607 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- Thu - May 18, 2017: MP Calls For Electric Fence Along Zimbabwe Border - AllAfrica News: Botswana
[New Zimbabwe] Botswana MP for Tati East, Samson Moyo Guma, has called for the construction of a fence along the Zimbabwe border.
- Wed - May 17, 2017: Botswana Kills 68 Zim Cattle in Its 'Shoot-to-Kill' Policy - AllAfrica News: Botswana
[The Herald] Botswana police have killed 68 head of cattle worth about $35 000 through its shoot-to-kill policy.
- Wed - May 17, 2017: Mining Minister Defends Secrecy in Mining Deals - AllAfrica News: Botswana
[The Patriot] Botswana's Minerals and Water Affairs Minister Sadique Kebonang on Tuesday insisted on maintaining the secrecy around mega government mining contracts, saying that "no country signs transparent agreements".
- Wed - May 17, 2017: Namibian Refugees Threaten War - AllAfrica News: Botswana
[The Patriot] As Botswana persists on the repatriation of Namibian refugees - currently housed at the Dukwi Refugee Camp, some 100km northwest of Francistown - back to their native country, anger and fury amongst the refugees is growing. In 1998, Namibian refugees fled from their motherland, Caprivi Strip in the Zambezi region into Botswana following a secessionist crisis.
- Tue - May 16, 2017: New North West Chairman to Face Punishment - AllAfrica News: Botswana
[The Patriot] Two Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) councillors from North West District Council are likely to face disciplinary process for violating a resolution of the party caucus.