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.
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.
Although that is of great importance, for this day, I think it would profit us more if we explored the rich and peculiar history of the movement in Botswana... This powerful position has emboldened the community in Botswana, unafraid to speak out against discrimination and stigma.
Whilst Carbon Tracker estimates nations such as Germany have less than 10 times their energy demand represented by their technical PV potential, the report estimates Botswana has 5,000 times more renewable energy (RE) resource than it needs to power its population.
Tlou Energy, an Australian-based company focused on electricity generation in Botswana, has announced plans to bid for the supply and delivery of natural gas to the Orapa 90 Megawatts (MW) power plant. This follows the issuance of tender by Botswana PowerCorporation (BPC) for the supply and delivery of natural gas at the power plant ...POWERPLAY.
The Jouberts experienced their power and aggression first-hand in an encounter in March 2017 in Botswana's Okavango Delta they were fortunate to survive ... The Jouberts experienced their power and aggression first-hand in an encounter in March 2017 in Botswana's Okavango Delta they were fortunate to survive.
“This revolutionary mega solar project has the potential to bring renewable solar power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Botswana in the next two decades,” a statement from the US Embassy in Botswana reads. “The project could transform Botswana ...
The interior finishes are striking too with embossed leather seats in blue stitching and soft-touch leather with similar stitching on the dashboard while the driver’s seat is eight-way power adjustable. The last time I drove the new Everest was at its launch in Botswana a few ...
The Biden-Harris administration has signed a memorandum of intent (MOI) regarding a plan to build a solar power complex of up to 5 GW in Botswana and Namibia... “This could transform Namibia and Botswana into two of the globe’s most significant producers of solar power, ...