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Capital: Gabarone

Government: Parliamentary Republic

Current President: Mokgweetsi Masisi


  • 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%

  • Christian: 79.1%
  • Badimo(indigenous African religion): 4.1%
  • Other: 1.4%
  • Unspecified: 0.3%
  • None: 15.2%


  • Setswana: 77.3%
  • Kalanga: 7.4%
  • Sekgalagadi: 3.4%
  • English (official): 2.8%
  • Other: 9.1%



  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Hellen Syombua Bows Out of Tokyo Olympics, Botswana Great Montsho Retires - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Nation] In Tokyo
  • Tue - Jul 27, 2021: Botswana Takes Over Sacu Chair - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Namibia Economist] Botswana will assume the Chairmanship of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit, Council of Ministers and Commission, effective from the 15 July 2021 to the 14 July 2022, SACU Executive Secretary Paulina Elago, announced recently.
  • Tue - Jul 27, 2021: Botswana Sends Nearly 300 Troops to Mozambique - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [VOA] Gaborone -- Botswana sent 296 troops to Mozambique Monday to join soldiers from other Southern African Development Community, or SADC, countries. The SADC troops are being deployed for the first time to quell a deadly Islamist insurgency in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique's northernmost province.
  • Fri - Jul 23, 2021: BNSC Funding System to Boost Sport - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [The Patriot] 'new system to improve accountability, transparency'
  • Fri - Jul 23, 2021: Extended Covid-19 Vaccination Times in the Greater Gaborone - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [The Patriot] Following the ministry announcement on the COVID-19 vaccination roll out program transition to Phase two which effected today, the ministry is experiencing a huge turnout in its vaccination sites especially in Gaborone and surrounding areas. As a result, the ministry has taken a decision to extend times for vaccination as follows: