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

  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Botswana Attractive to Mining Investors - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [The Patriot] Fraser Institute ranks Botswana as best in Africa
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: BDP Backbenchers Are Creators of Their Own Misfortune - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [The Patriot] ADAM PHETLHE
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Bera Charges Tm Filling Station - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) has cautioned the public to refrain from using un-prescribed containers for handling, transporting and storing petroleum products.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Olympic Day Celebrations Commence - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Tumiso Rakgare has encouraged the public to be part of the Olympic Day Celebrations (ODC) challenge, which started on Monday and will run until June 23.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: BPF Recruitment Drive Continues - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [The Patriot] Last year, Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) launched a recruitment drive and registration of new party members. With the party Patron Former President Ian Khama at the forefront, the party traversed the length and breadth of the country wooing and receiving new members to its fold. The intensive recruitment beared fruit as a week hardly went by without the party receiving new members at the expense of ruling Botswana Democratic Party.