Botswana

Country Botswana
Capital Gaborone
Continent Africa
Currency Pula(BWP)
Languages Setswana & English

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Introduction

Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. Four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most dynamic economies in Africa. Mineral extraction, principally diamond mining, dominates economic activity, though tourism is a growing sector due to the country's conservation practices and extensive nature preserves. Botswana has one of the world's highest known rates of HIV/AIDS infection, but also one of Africa's most progressive and comprehensive programs for dealing with the disease.

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Botswana - Wikipedia
Botswana - CIA World Fact Book
Botswana - BBC
Botswana - Timeline - BBC

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Education in 2021: Perspectives from Botswana - Observer Research FoundationEducation in 2021: Perspectives from Botswana  Observer Research Foundation

HE Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana confirmed for Mining Indaba Virtual - Africanews EnglishHE Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana confirmed for Mining Indaba Virtual  Africanews English

SI6 Metals (ASX:SI6) makes tracks at WA and Botswana Projects - The Market HeraldSI6 Metals (ASX:SI6) makes tracks at WA and Botswana Projects  The Market Herald

Botswana's Debswana terminates mining contract with Australia's Thiess - ReutersBotswana's Debswana terminates mining contract with Australia's Thiess  Reuters

341-carat diamond discovered in Botswana - cgtn.com341-carat diamond discovered in Botswana  cgtn.com

'Here in Botswana, dry January has been mandated by the government' - Telegraph.co.uk'Here in Botswana, dry January has been mandated by the government'  Telegraph.co.uk

China, Botswana sign MoU on BRI cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Botswana sign MoU on BRI cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Botswana sets currency to lose value faster in 2021 - ReutersBotswana sets currency to lose value faster in 2021  Reuters

Botswana, Namibia call for calm amid tension over shooting of Namibian nationals - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBotswana, Namibia call for calm amid tension over shooting of Namibian nationals - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Botswana imposes 11-day curfew to curb COVID-19 spread over festive season - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBotswana imposes 11-day curfew to curb COVID-19 spread over festive season - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

President of Botswana confirmed for Mining Indaba Virtual - Mining ReviewPresident of Botswana confirmed for Mining Indaba Virtual  Mining Review

Botswana extends curfew as new COVID-19 strain detected - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBotswana extends curfew as new COVID-19 strain detected - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Botswana Launches National Space Program - Space in AfricaBotswana Launches National Space Program  Space in Africa

UNESCO vigilant on potential impacts of oil exploration in Namibia and Botswana on World Heritage properties - UNESCO.orgUNESCO vigilant on potential impacts of oil exploration in Namibia and Botswana on World Heritage properties  UNESCO.org

Republic of Botswana and ReconAfrica amend Exploration License to Exclude Entire Tsodilo Hills Area - Canada NewsWireRepublic of Botswana and ReconAfrica amend Exploration License to Exclude Entire Tsodilo Hills Area  Canada NewsWire

UNDP Program in Botswana Invests in 'Climate Smart' Farming - Borgen ProjectUNDP Program in Botswana Invests in 'Climate Smart' Farming  Borgen Project

Botswana's BoFiNet triples international internet capacity - Developing TelecomsBotswana's BoFiNet triples international internet capacity  Developing Telecoms

Top Gear: Jeremy Clarkson’s Botswana Special Lancia is spotted in African field - ExpressTop Gear: Jeremy Clarkson’s Botswana Special Lancia is spotted in African field  Express

Beitbridge chaos blamed on Botswana Covid-19 lockdown - Independent OnlineBeitbridge chaos blamed on Botswana Covid-19 lockdown  Independent Online

Botswana closes three border posts amid rising COVID-19 cases in South Africa - SABC NewsBotswana closes three border posts amid rising COVID-19 cases in South Africa  SABC News

Botswana refuses to bear truckers' testing alone - NamibianBotswana refuses to bear truckers' testing alone  Namibian

Tough Botswana Covid rules contributed to Beitbridge congestion, says Aaron Motsoaledi - TimesLIVETough Botswana Covid rules contributed to Beitbridge congestion, says Aaron Motsoaledi  TimesLIVE

Botswana police mourn ‘Boots’ the sniffer dog - The Voice Newspaper BotswanaBotswana police mourn ‘Boots’ the sniffer dog  The Voice Newspaper Botswana

Botswana's Scenic Beauty Presents Tourism Potential - AllAfrica.comBotswana's Scenic Beauty Presents Tourism Potential  AllAfrica.com

Will #PushaBW, Buy Botswana win the fight for shelf space? - Mmegi OnlineWill #PushaBW, Buy Botswana win the fight for shelf space?  Mmegi Online

PUBLIC TENDER NOTICE: The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA - The Patriot On SundayPUBLIC TENDER NOTICE: The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA  The Patriot On Sunday

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 17 January 2021, 9 am EAT - Africanews EnglishCoronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 17 January 2021, 9 am EAT  Africanews English

The Lancia Beta From The 'Top Gear Botswana Special' Has Been Found - JalopnikThe Lancia Beta From The 'Top Gear Botswana Special' Has Been Found  Jalopnik

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on January 8, 2021 - MFA ChinaForeign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on January 8, 2021  MFA China

Partnership to Bring Digital Provenance to Unique 30-Carat Diamond - Manufacturing & Engineering MagazinePartnership to Bring Digital Provenance to Unique 30-Carat Diamond  Manufacturing & Engineering Magazine

Jeremy Clarkson’s Lancia Beta From The Top Gear Botswana Special Has Been Found - Grand Tour NationJeremy Clarkson’s Lancia Beta From The Top Gear Botswana Special Has Been Found  Grand Tour Nation

Zim braces for locusts threat - The HeraldZim braces for locusts threat  The Herald

Tsodilo Resources Limited Grant of Stock Options - Yahoo FinanceTsodilo Resources Limited Grant of Stock Options  Yahoo Finance

Botswana: Livestock Needs Supplements All Time - AllAfrica.comBotswana: Livestock Needs Supplements All Time  AllAfrica.com

Botswana, an African oasis - TheCableBotswana, an African oasis  TheCable

Bush Train BW taps on Lobatse's unexplored rich heritage - Mmegi OnlineBush Train BW taps on Lobatse's unexplored rich heritage  Mmegi Online

Meet the Royal Family's Pets, from Queen Elizabeth's Faithful Dog to Prince Edward's Tortoise - TownandCountrymag.comMeet the Royal Family's Pets, from Queen Elizabeth's Faithful Dog to Prince Edward's Tortoise  TownandCountrymag.com

Botswana: Food Production Priority for All - AllAfrica.comBotswana: Food Production Priority for All  AllAfrica.com

Figure of the week: Momentum in trade going into the AfCFTA era - Brookings InstitutionFigure of the week: Momentum in trade going into the AfCFTA era  Brookings Institution

Botswana: In Defence of Indian Business Community in Botswana - Business Botswana - AllAfrica.comBotswana: In Defence of Indian Business Community in Botswana - Business Botswana  AllAfrica.com

Africa friendship stronger after COVID-19 test_china.org.cn - China.org.cnAfrica friendship stronger after COVID-19 test_china.org.cn  China.org.cn

Tasks that await Rwanda's new women Cricket team coach Nhamburo - The New TimesTasks that await Rwanda's new women Cricket team coach Nhamburo  The New Times

Botswana: Shortage of Quarantine Centers Worrisome As Covid-19 Cases Rise - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsBotswana: Shortage of Quarantine Centers Worrisome As Covid-19 Cases Rise  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Miners fear machines are taking over at Debswana - Mmegi OnlineMiners fear machines are taking over at Debswana  Mmegi Online

Botswana: Maun Ready for Hospitality Enrollment - AllAfrica.comBotswana: Maun Ready for Hospitality Enrollment  AllAfrica.com

Debswana ends $1.3bn contract for Jwaneng Mine extension | Supply Chain & Operations - Mining Global - Mining News, Magazine and WebsiteDebswana ends $1.3bn contract for Jwaneng Mine extension | Supply Chain & Operations  Mining Global - Mining News, Magazine and Website

Botswana: Lab tests to solve mystery of hundreds of dead elephants - BBC NewsBotswana: Lab tests to solve mystery of hundreds of dead elephants  BBC News

Travel restrictions update: South Africa ban extended, Israel (and Jerusalem) removed from Travel Corridors list - GOV.UKTravel restrictions update: South Africa ban extended, Israel (and Jerusalem) removed from Travel Corridors list  GOV.UK

Botswana diversifies fuel imports as supplies from S/Africa decline - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishBotswana diversifies fuel imports as supplies from S/Africa decline  Journalducameroun.com - English

Court part favours unionised BHC workers - Mmegi OnlineCourt part favours unionised BHC workers  Mmegi Online

Bacteria behind deaths of 330 Botswana elephants - The HinduBacteria behind deaths of 330 Botswana elephants  The Hindu

BMWU endorses BONU concerns over the Presidential Covid-19 Task Team and De Beers Front Liners Initiative - Mmegi OnlineBMWU endorses BONU concerns over the Presidential Covid-19 Task Team and De Beers Front Liners Initiative  Mmegi Online

How pandemic triggered wedding explosion - Mmegi OnlineHow pandemic triggered wedding explosion  Mmegi Online

De Beers urged to reconsider Frontline Reward Initiative - The Voice Newspaper BotswanaDe Beers urged to reconsider Frontline Reward Initiative  The Voice Newspaper Botswana

Botswana: Coaching Education Core in Football Growth - AllAfrica.comBotswana: Coaching Education Core in Football Growth  AllAfrica.com

Botswana: Efforts in Place to Establish Cooperative - Official - AllAfrica.comBotswana: Efforts in Place to Establish Cooperative - Official  AllAfrica.com

Botswana: Put Maun Under Lockdown - Kgosi - AllAfrica.comBotswana: Put Maun Under Lockdown - Kgosi  AllAfrica.com

Police quell near stampede at F/Town labour offices - Mmegi OnlinePolice quell near stampede at F/Town labour offices  Mmegi Online

Botswana: Non-Compliance Fuels Virus - AllAfrica.comBotswana: Non-Compliance Fuels Virus  AllAfrica.com

PROFILE: Ade Adefeko, Botswana's first honourary consul to Nigeria who speaks 10 languages - TheCablePROFILE: Ade Adefeko, Botswana's first honourary consul to Nigeria who speaks 10 languages  TheCable

Botswana Parliament Votes to Extend COVID Emergency to March - Voice of AmericaBotswana Parliament Votes to Extend COVID Emergency to March  Voice of America

Botswana - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - GlobeNewswireBotswana - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses  GlobeNewswire

Hundreds of elephants are mysteriously dying in Botswana – a conservationist explains what we know - Down To Earth MagazineHundreds of elephants are mysteriously dying in Botswana – a conservationist explains what we know  Down To Earth Magazine

Botswana Rules out Pesticides and Pathogens as Cause for Elephant Deaths - BloombergQuintBotswana Rules out Pesticides and Pathogens as Cause for Elephant Deaths  BloombergQuint

COVID-19 takes away football shine - Mmegi OnlineCOVID-19 takes away football shine  Mmegi Online

The unsolved mystery of Botswana’s elephant deaths - The HinduThe unsolved mystery of Botswana’s elephant deaths  The Hindu

Elephants mysteriously dying in Botswana since March, more than 350 carcasses found - ThePrintElephants mysteriously dying in Botswana since March, more than 350 carcasses found  ThePrint

Botswana, Namibia Set to Sign 5-Gigawatt Solar Energy Plan - BloombergQuintBotswana, Namibia Set to Sign 5-Gigawatt Solar Energy Plan  BloombergQuint

Botswana fuel imports from South Africa decrease - News GhanaBotswana fuel imports from South Africa decrease  News Ghana

Botswana signs agreement with global vaccine scheme for 20% of population - ReutersBotswana signs agreement with global vaccine scheme for 20% of population  Reuters

Hundreds of elephants found dead in Botswana, but there is no clear cause of death - ThePrintHundreds of elephants found dead in Botswana, but there is no clear cause of death  ThePrint

Botswana: Shashe West Legislator Commends Chadibe FC for Promotion - AllAfrica.comBotswana: Shashe West Legislator Commends Chadibe FC for Promotion  AllAfrica.com

Botswana: Some Batswana Air Views On Pandemic Fight - AllAfrica.comBotswana: Some Batswana Air Views On Pandemic Fight  AllAfrica.com

Natural toxins caused by bacteria could be behind deaths of elephants in Botswana - ThePrintNatural toxins caused by bacteria could be behind deaths of elephants in Botswana  ThePrint

One of the Biggest Ever Diamonds Has Been Found in Botswana - BloombergQuintOne of the Biggest Ever Diamonds Has Been Found in Botswana  BloombergQuint

De Beers Buys Another Year to Strike Diamond Deal With Botswana - BloombergDe Beers Buys Another Year to Strike Diamond Deal With Botswana  Bloomberg

A teary year for creatives - Mmegi OnlineA teary year for creatives  Mmegi Online

What It's Like To Stay At 3 Luxury Safari Lodges in Botswana - TravelbingerWhat It's Like To Stay At 3 Luxury Safari Lodges in Botswana  Travelbinger

Botswana in renewables drive, but coalbed methane and coal still in the mix - Upstream OnlineBotswana in renewables drive, but coalbed methane and coal still in the mix  Upstream Online

Maun a hot spot for new Covid-19 variant - The Voice Newspaper BotswanaMaun a hot spot for new Covid-19 variant  The Voice Newspaper Botswana

Botswana Investigates Mystery Deaths of At Least 275 Elephants - Voice of AmericaBotswana Investigates Mystery Deaths of At Least 275 Elephants  Voice of America

Where are they now? - The Voice Newspaper BotswanaWhere are they now?  The Voice Newspaper Botswana

Botswana’s Capital City Back on COVID-19 Lockdown - VOA NewsBotswana’s Capital City Back on COVID-19 Lockdown  VOA News

Botswana: Blood Donation Vital in Covid-19 Fight - AllAfrica.comBotswana: Blood Donation Vital in Covid-19 Fight  AllAfrica.com

Botswana elephants episode: There's a colonial underpinning to conservation - Down To Earth MagazineBotswana elephants episode: There's a colonial underpinning to conservation  Down To Earth Magazine

Botswana urged to abolish the death penalty - DW (English)Botswana urged to abolish the death penalty  DW (English)

Botswana to Allow Chartered Flights to Boost Tourism Sector - Voice of AmericaBotswana to Allow Chartered Flights to Boost Tourism Sector  Voice of America

Forbes 30 under 30 finalists embark on a blood donation drive - Mmegi OnlineForbes 30 under 30 finalists embark on a blood donation drive  Mmegi Online

Africa COVID-19 cases top 3 million, first wave peak surpassed - World - ReliefWebAfrica COVID-19 cases top 3 million, first wave peak surpassed - World  ReliefWeb

Botswana to Repatriate Elephants to Angola to Reduce Overpopulation - Voice of AmericaBotswana to Repatriate Elephants to Angola to Reduce Overpopulation  Voice of America

Landlocked Botswana Truck Drivers Face?COVID-19 Dilemma - Voice of AmericaLandlocked Botswana Truck Drivers Face?COVID-19 Dilemma  Voice of America

BOMU, BEPA condemn MYSC gig criterion - Mmegi OnlineBOMU, BEPA condemn MYSC gig criterion  Mmegi Online

Botswana: Mokgethi Stresses Covid-19 Health Protocols - AllAfrica.comBotswana: Mokgethi Stresses Covid-19 Health Protocols  AllAfrica.com

Global Weather Hazards Summary: January 15 - 21, 2021 - World - ReliefWebGlobal Weather Hazards Summary: January 15 - 21, 2021 - World  ReliefWeb

Change afoot in Botswana - FIFA.comChange afoot in Botswana  FIFA.com

Watch | What caused Botswana's mysterious elephant deaths? - The HinduWatch | What caused Botswana's mysterious elephant deaths?  The Hindu

Botswana to Reopen Borders; International Flights Resume December 1 - Luxury Travel AdvisorBotswana to Reopen Borders; International Flights Resume December 1  Luxury Travel Advisor

Botswana Wants Angola’s Exiled Elephants to Return Home - BloombergQuintBotswana Wants Angola’s Exiled Elephants to Return Home  BloombergQuint

Zimbabwe Joins Botswana in Blaming Bacteria for Elephant Deaths - BloombergQuintZimbabwe Joins Botswana in Blaming Bacteria for Elephant Deaths  BloombergQuint

Botswana Ends 7-Week Lockdown - VOA NewsBotswana Ends 7-Week Lockdown  VOA News