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

  • Thu - Apr 15, 2021: Masisi Participates in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Roundtable - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi will today (April 15) participate in the virtual Africa Regional Commonwealth Heads of Government Roundtable.
  • Thu - Apr 15, 2021: Covid-19 Boosts Local Bicycle Shop - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- On-the-job training has the potential to impart the much-needed knowledge to establish a well-paying business.
  • Thu - Apr 15, 2021: Vaccines for Africa Is a Matter of Global Security - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [The Patriot] COVID-19 is an enemy that knows no borders. There will be no final victory until every person in every country is protected. With a population of over 1.3 billion, Africa is one of the most unprotected and vulnerable regions. It would be a fatal mistake to consider that the pandemic there is less severe, and thus "Africa can wait". The latest data indicates that 4.28 million cases have been recorded on the continent, representing a 9% rise in just one month, though even this could be a significant underest
  • Thu - Apr 15, 2021: BancABC Posts P544.7 Million Revenue - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [The Patriot] Hits P422 million on net interest income
  • Thu - Apr 15, 2021: Mining in Deep Contraction - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [The Patriot] Dr Mguni and Rowley