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

  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Team Announced Ahead of Netball World Youth Cup - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The team that will take on the world at the Netball World Youth Cup scheduled for the University of Botswana next month has been announced.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: LDS Trains Health Workers - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) Botswana in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Wellness, has embarked on some life-saving programmes to help mothers and their babies survive during birth.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Legislation to Ease Business Operation - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Government has been working on strengthening legal framework with the view of attracting investment and facilitating the ease of doing business in Botswana.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Procurement, Logistics Vital for Growth - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP) says skilled and qualified professionals in logistics are vital for the country's growth and diversification in pursuit of the transformation from middle to a high income country.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Motorsport - Du Toit Fancies Desert Race Chances - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Toyota Kalahari 1 000 Desert Race is this weekend and motorsport lovers are expected to descend on the mining town of Jwaneng once again and one man who fancies his chances of a podium finish this year is none other than local special vehicle racer Keith du Toit.