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: 2,249,104 (2018)

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 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

  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Strong Athletics Team for Morocco - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) is confident of the strength of the team it will send to the African Games billed for Rabat, Salé and Casablanca, Morocco from August 26 to 31.BAA vice president-administration, Oabona Theetso, said in an interview that he was hopeful that the 27-member team, would make the country proud.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Senior Women Ready for Clash - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The senior women national football team resumed camp on August 19 in preparation for an Olympic qualifier against Banyana Banyana of South Africa in Gaborone on August 30.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Sub Land Board to Allocate 800 Plots - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Lobatse -Mmathethe Sub-land Board in the Southern District will soon allocate hundreds of plots in Metlobo after completing a survey exercise.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Government Secures P300 Million Grant for Road Upgrading Projects - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Makalamabedi -Government has secured a P300 million grant from the Chinese government which will be channeled towards upgrading some roads across the country.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: No Plans to Stop Ipelegeng, Old Age Pension - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Hukuntsi -President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has implored Hukuntsi residents to disregard claims that government planned to stop programmes such as Ipelegeng and Old Age Pension.