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.
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19 (Xinhua) -- As the impact of COVID-19 continues to unravel the local economy, Stanbic BankBotswana has introduced a scheme dubbed "TradeClub" to ease business operations for entrepreneurs ... that will make a real impact for customers and communities," said Morapedi.
After months of investigations, authorities say they may have some insights into what caused the deaths of hundreds of elephants in Botswana... Botswana is a stronghold for Africa's troubled elephant populations and is home to more than 130,000 savanna elephants and around a third of the continent's total remaining population.
GABORONE, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Botswana released short and long-term guidelines Thursday to address fuel shortages ravaging the southern African country... The fuel shortages have disrupted businesses and could exacerbate economic contraction this year, when the government said real gross domestic product could fall by 13 percent.