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.
... of Botswana’s radio broadcasting talent takes place again ... The GoodRadio Awards are a production of The ConfidenceOffice, a Motswana woman-owned and new Entertainment PR company that aims at creating powerful platforms for the elevation of creative industry talent in Botswana.
On April 1, BotswanaPower Corp., the country’s sole power utility, hiked power tariffs by 3 percent, a development that has resulted in electricity charges going beyond the reach of many small business operators. “Power is now expensive in Botswana hence I decided to purchase a ...
Tlou Energy, the country’s coal bed-methane developers, said Friday it was developing a hydrogen strategy to complement its gas-to-power project. The BotswanaStock Exchange quoted company is pioneering the development of hydrogen as a clean energy fuel at the Lesedi Power plant site.
On April 1, BotswanaPowerCorporation, the country's sole power utility, hiked power tariffs by 3 percent, a development that has resulted in electricity charges going beyond the reach of many small business operators. "Power is now expensive in Botswana hence I decided to ...
He was a typical member of the powerful socialist or communist movement of those times and hoped that the new country, Botswana, would, after independence, not entrench the elitist system of Britain or neighbouring apartheid South Africa but work for a more equal, socialist society. He was powerfully positioned to carry on his battle against MaP.
This past week has been a roller-coaster of trending topics that set social media streets ablaze. Everything from sexual assault controversy to cheating scandals has been wrapped into an exciting read of this week’s Social Media Round-Up ... EXPOSED. Prince Kaybee ... AKA ... Then again in Botswana, you can get away with anything if you have enough power ... .
Letsholathebe has since called for calm from students stating that his ministry through the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) will do all in their power to engage the parties involved ... said ... ERB was established by an Act of Parliament with the primary objective of ensuring engineering work in Botswana is done for the public good ... .
The recent BotswanaDemocratic Party (BDP) retreat is likely to revive the party which was slowly losing popularity amongst its members with swelling levels of disgruntlement ... Meanwhile, independent political analyst and former University of Botswana lecturer, professor Zibani Maundeni said when the party is in power, it has two things.
By Nancy Qian ... They also focus our attention on different issues ... China's per capita GDP in 2019 was $8,242, placing the country between Montenegro ($8,591) and Botswana ($8,093). Its per capita GDP in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms ― with income adjusted to take account of the cost of living ― was $16,804 ... and India ... The U.S ... .
The project already has a mining licence and Tlou is finalising off-take arrangements with the BotswanaPowerCorporation as well as financial transactions with funders. The company, however, is broadening its scope to create a clean energy district in Central Botswana over its prospecting licences which cover nearly 10,000 square metres.