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.
Rock stars of the safari industry, Bousfield’s family have been keeping it real for decades; his great-grandfather was one of Botswana’s early explorers and his father, Jack, established the country’s first photographic safari camp in 1962 ... ● Best safari camps and lodges in Botswana ... But nothing beats seeing, hearing and appreciating the real thing.
What if she’d been a nurse in a children’s cancer hospital?” Might that have saved her life? Could it be that her real problem was excessive self-absorption, a lack of perspective? What if she’d been a peasant in Botswana or Guatemala? What if she’d had a pet to feed? Or do such questions indicate a total lack of understanding?.
His biggest solo hits include Indlov’ Iyangena, Khala Kahle, and Number 1Tsotsi with the late songstress TK, real name Tsakani Mhinga... Fellow Kwaito pioneer Oskido, real name Oscar Sibonginkosi Mdlongwa, called Tshabalala a “lyrical god of Kwaito” as he posted a video of the musicians on his social media platforms.
In a repeat of the controversy tainted Bophirima ward by-election, the Alliance for Progressives (AP) congress has given it the green light to support the BotswanaCongress Party (BCP) for the Moselewapula by-election ... The real test for the BCP/AP axis will come on July 30, when they slug it out with the UDC and the BDP.
It happened again last week ... Then, on the eve of the opening game at Old Trafford, the Spanish federation confirmed our worst fears ... Women’s Euro 2022 ... Read more ... Photograph ... Read more ... The hosts have progressed to a quarter-final against Botswana ... “The first thing this situation has confirmed for me is the real and pure love I feel for this sport ... .
The ongoing exploration programmes from the likes of Karelian Diamonds (2.35p) and Botswana Diamonds (0.95p) are also attracting some attention, but not really setting the market alight, even though Karelian's recent identification of multiple Kimberlites in Finland could be a real game changer.
Under the Virtual Assets Act passed in February, all operators of cryptocurrency and other virtual assets offering these within Botswana were required to have approached NBFIRA by May 31 or face fines of up to P250,000 and/or five years in jail, should they continue operating.
After several years of skepticism and misunderstanding about cryptocurrencies, Botswana’s lawmakers passed a bill to regulate crypto trading last February ... Investing in stocks, real estate, gold, and diamond has been Botswana's most common investment practice ... Where to get bitcoin in Botswana.
Listen... “This led to reduced stock in the market for good quality residential houses,” he said. RealEstateInstitute of Botswana (REIB) president, Sethebe Manake recently told this publication that property hunters can expect the residential sales market to recover this year, following a downtrend in prices driven by the COVID-19 pandemic ... .
Botswana popular vote ... The IMF expects the country’s real GDP growth of 4.3 percent, in 2021 saying the country has been contending with “structural challenges and external shocks,” while the S&P gave Botswana a BBB+ rating with A stable outlook, a significant improvement when compared to THE negative outlook in 2020.
(Lessons from Botswana and Vietnam) ... Botswana ... From 1965 to 1995, Botswana was the fastest growing country in the world ... In 2021, Botswana’s real per capita income was $7,839, which is more than four times the $1,826 average per capita income of an individual living in sub-Saharan Africa ... Botswana – Daron AcemogluSimon JohnsonJames A ... Botswana.