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

  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Govt Supports UN Declaration - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana supports the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, though the country does not accept or subscribe to the concept of labelling any particular tribe or ethnic group as "Indigenous Peoples," Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Slumber Tsogwane has said.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Southern Region Football Association Official Calls for Support - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Kanye -The Southern Region Football Association (SOFA) official Thapelo Lekaba has encouraged stakeholders in his area to support grassroots soccer development and enable talented youth to earn a living through talent.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Blind Woman Defies Odds - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Xhaxhaba -A 34-year-old woman of Xhaxhaba in the Okavango Delta is living prove of the old adage that "disability is not inability."
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Authorities Welcome Repatriation - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Maun -Ovambanderu leaders in Namibia and Botswana have expressed support to the Ovambanderu who were willing to go back to Namibia.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Complaint Structures Reduce Conflicts in Work Places - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The Ombudsman, Mr Augustine Makgonatsotlhe has implored heads of departments to form complaints structures within their departments.