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.
GABORONE, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Botswana expects economic growth of 4% this year while targeting medium-term growth of 5.7%, and the government plans to ramp up infrastructure investment, its finance minister said on Monday ... Serame said Botswana wanted to raise its 2023/24 infrastructure spending to "unlock constraints to economic growth".
“As you may well know, Botswana is a signatory to gender equality protocols and I must admit that there ... Of utmost importance our aspiration is that these must all fall within the Umbrella of the Association, and affiliate with the Botswana Chamber of Mines (BCM),” Moagi stated.
reported additional assay results from the company’s 2022 diamond drilling program at its 100%-owned Selebi nickel-copper-cobalt (Ni-Cu-Co) sulphide mine in Botswana... The purpose of this Phase 1 program was to demonstrate the upside potential of the Selebi Mine mineralized ...
(i) holds 100% interest in the SelkirkMine which was acquired in August 2022 as well as four adjacent Prospecting Licenses in Botswana, (ii) holds a 100% interest in the Maniitsoq property in Greenland, which is a camp-scale permitted exploration project comprising 3,048 square ...
Shipments are estimated to be flat in the year ending March following weak demand in key consumers US and China. While the exporters have been getting goods directly from De Beers and mines from Botswana and Angola, demand from China remains muted, Shah said ... .
Prince Harry has confirmed that he is still wearing the necklace he accused his brother of ripping from his neck in 2019 - showing off the 'now fixed' jewelry in a television interview ... 'It says it broke your necklace ... 'And then a friend of mine in Botswana made this for me, which has got tiger's eye in the middle.' RELATED ARTICLES ... .
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The death occurred in Jwaneng, a mining township about 200 km southwest of Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, which has been the hardest hit by the nationwide resurgence of cases, Christopher Nyanga, the spokesperson of Botswana's Ministry of Health, told Xinhua in a telephone interview.
Southern AfricanRepublic of Botswana has been chosen to host the 15th U.S.-Africa BusinessSummit (USABS), a major platform to strengthen U.S.-Africa trade and investment ties ... One of the world’s fastest growing economies over the past decade, Botswana is regarded as a successful model for countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
“Selebi Mine could be a single continuous mineralized system,” CEOKeith Morrison said in the release ... The past-producing Selebi mine had two shafts – Selebi and Selebi North – situated about six km apart ... Premium wants to re-open the Selebi mine as well as its past-producing Selkirk mine about 75 km to the north.