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: 2,317,233 (2020)

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 people of European ancestry: 7%
Religions:

  • Christian: 79.1%
  • Badimo(indigenous African religion): 4.1%
  • Other: 1.4%
  • Unspecified: 0.3%
  • None: 15.2%

Language(s):

  • Setswana: 77.3%
  • Kalanga: 7.4%
  • Sekgalagadi: 3.4%
  • English (official): 2.8%
  • Other: 9.1%

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RECENT NEWS

  • Mon - Jul 6, 2020: BFA Moves to Transform Football - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Botswana Football Association (BFA) has decided to conduct a transformation workshop for 16 premiership teams.
  • Mon - Jul 6, 2020: Minister Morwaeng to Attend Inauguration in Malawi - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The Minister for Presidential affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Mr Kabo Morwaeng will on July 6 attend the Inauguration of the newly elected Malawi president, Dr Lazarus Chakwera in Lilongwe.
  • Mon - Jul 6, 2020: Ipelegeng Not Cancelled - Autlwetse - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Maunga -- Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Kgotla Autlwetse has told North East District leadaership that Ipelegeng programme has not been cancelled.
  • Mon - Jul 6, 2020: Athletes Receive Stipends - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Olympic-bound athletes receive a monthly stipend of P8 333.34 each from Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC).
  • Mon - Jul 6, 2020: Tsogwane Commends Good Conduct - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Francistown -- The Vice President, Mr Slumber Tsogwane has given Batswana a pat on the back for observing health protocols aimed at fighting coronavirus.