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

  • Thu - Jan 23, 2020: 'Botswana Was Never a Safe Haven' - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [The Patriot] While reports that more of rhinos continue to be gunned down by poachers in the Okavango Delta are yet to be confirmed, it is however factual that the endangered animals are under siege in Botswana.
  • Thu - Jan 23, 2020: Kgosi Tawana Clashes With Basarwa - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [The Patriot] BaTawana Advisory Committee Chairperson, Keith Diako has advised Basarwa to desist from peddling false information claiming that they are the rightful owners of the controversial tourism prime area, Moremi Game Reserve.
  • Thu - Jan 23, 2020: Assertion No Threat - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Davos-Klosters -The assertion that Botswana is no longer a democratic governance "oasis in the desert" will never work against the country's quest to attract investors, says President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi.
  • Thu - Jan 23, 2020: Botswana Celebrates 45th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations With China - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Focac] The event also marked the Chinese Lunar New Year.
  • Thu - Jan 23, 2020: Mascom, BNOC Partner for Olympics - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Mascom has partnered with Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) to help athletes towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games.