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

  • Fri - Jan 15, 2021: Botswana Refuses to Bear Truckers' Testing Alone - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Namibian] Trade has almost come to a standstill last week as Botswana protested footing the bill for cross-border transporters' Covid-19 testing alone.
  • Fri - Jan 15, 2021: Letshwiti Passes Integrity Test - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Botswana Football Association (BFA) president, Maclean Letshwiti has passed the integrity test, which have paved the way for him to tussle it out for one of Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive commitee position.
  • Fri - Jan 15, 2021: Efforts in Place to Establish Cooperative - Official - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Damochujenaa -- Efforts are being made to establish a cooperative at Damochujenaa in Mmadinare constituency.
  • Fri - Jan 15, 2021: Curfew Still a Form of Lockdown - Dr Masupu - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Maun -- There is no envisaged hard lockdown for Maun zone since a curfew is already in place countrywide, presidential COVID-19 task force coordinator Dr Kereng Masupu has said.
  • Fri - Jan 15, 2021: MP Lures Investors - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Mochudi -- The MP for Kgatleng East, Mr Mmusi Kgafela says he is negotiating with several investors to construct a hospital in Mochudi through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.