Botswana/bɒtˈswɑːnə/, officially the Republic of Botswana (Tswana:Lefatshe la Botswana), is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. The citizens refer to themselves as Batswana (singular: Motswana). Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. Since then, it has maintained a strong tradition of stable representative democracy, with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections.
Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. Its border with Zambia to the north near Kazungula is poorly defined but at most is a few hundred metres long.
A mid-sized country of just over 2 million people, Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated nations in the world. Around 10 percent of the population lives in the capital and largest city, Gaborone. Formerly one of the poorest countries in the world—with a GDP per capita of about US$70 per year in the late 1960s—Botswana has since transformed itself into one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, now boasting a GDP (purchasing power parity) per capita of about $18,825 per year as of 2015, which is one of the highest in Africa. Its high gross national income (by some estimates the fourth-largest in Africa) gives the country a modest standard of living and the highest Human Development Index of continental Sub-Saharan Africa.
I, later on, started my businesses setting up Itekanele Health Scheme and a publication called FootballBotswana...Yes, but when was your first real contact with the beautiful game? ... We managed to set up branches across Botswana and had funding from the private sector ... Well, as I mentioned earlier I started with Football Botswana.
South Africa’s neighbour, Botswana, is one of Africa’s oldest democracies ... In Botswana, there is no real prospect of torture becoming criminalised through legislation anytime soon despite the prohibition of torture in Botswana’s Constitution ... More victims continue to emerge with stories of torture by Botswana’s law enforcement agencies.
The news of the demise of Botswana’s talented rapper Dramaboi, real name Thuto Ricardo Ramaphaleng, has sent shockwaves across the country ... A year later Dramaboi collaborated with MMPFamily in a track called Money In The Bank and for the first time in Botswana the music video of the song was launched at New CapitolCinemas.
“We expect Botswana’s diamond export-dependent economy will rebound by 8.5 percent in real terms in 2021 because the diamond industry is rebounding from 2020’s large pandemic-induced contraction.” ... Institutions such as the Bank of Botswana were developed to take over control of ...
Former president Ian Khama and his anointed successor President Mokgweetsi Masisi have been more than colleagues but real brothers in arms. What even brought them much closer was a common history of being scions of Botswana’s founding leaders ... days of Botswana’s sovereignty.
GABORONE, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Botswana now expects economic growth of 9.7% in 2021, compared with the 8.8% forecast in February, ... In July, Botswana revised its real GDP accounts base year to 2016 from 2006, seeking to improve the accuracy of its measurement of economic growth.
Branch was expected to lead Team Botswana hunt for a first ever-continental title but those ambitions have been put on hold. The MXoAN was cancelled for the second consecutive year and the Botswana Motor Sport (BMS) said it was disappointed by the decision but the livelihoods of the participants should be a priority.
“Botswana is the best place to put your money, COVID-19 or not ... “We want to invite you to come and share this dream of ours.” US-based delegates responding in real-time to Masisi’s presentation praised Botswana’s investment climate and made pledges to seek out investment opportunities.
Batswana have enjoyed peace for the past 55-years but many would admit that it is currently frightening to live in Botswana... This signifies the importance of preparation before the real war begins, and that has actually been Botswana’s let down in the fight against COVID-19. Botswana recorded its first positive case and death in March 2020.
Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI explains why this debate is particularly critical in Botswana... never encounter in real life. Cecil in Zimbabwe, Scarface in Kenya and Sekoti in Botswana are the stars of a rising celebrity lion phenomenon that extends to other species such as elephants.