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 - Apr 9, 2020: President, All MPs Quarantined - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Nation] Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi has been quarantined, along with his whole cabinet and the entire parliament, after a nurse who was testing legislators for coronavirus was later confirmed positive.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Govt Quarantines 265 Travellers From Botswana - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [263Chat] 287 individuals are currently under quarantine at different centres established by government across the country as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: MPs Endorse Six Months State of Emergency - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Parliament has endorsed a six months state of emergency as requested by President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Authorities Charge, Quarantine 78-Old-Man - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Nkange -A 78-year-old man has been charged and placed on mandatory quarantine in Tutume for entering the countrry at ungazzetted entry point on Wednesday.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: 29 Await COVID-19 Results - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -A total of 29 people, who are quarantined at Chobe Marina Lodge in Kasane, have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results.