Formerly one of the poorest countries in the world—with a GDP per capita of about US per year in the late 1960s—Botswana has since transformed itself into one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.The economy is dominated by mining, cattle, and tourism.The entire country is prone to extended droughts, causing significant hardship to agriculturalists, pastoralists, and hunter-gatherers.Ambassador courts UB to partner with Ethiopian universities Dated : Ethiopian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, His Excellency Mr Mulugeta Kelil Beshir has extended an invitation to the University of Botswana... UN Rep enjoins UB to champion SDGs in Botswana Dated : The United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator who is also the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative in Botswana, Mrs... Chinese Ambassador seeks the expansion of collaboration with UB Dated : The Chinese Ambassador to Botswana, Mr Zhao Yanbo proposed new areas of collaboration between the University of Botswana and China,... Panelists unpack Trans-Kalahari Corridor economic opportunities Dated : The Trans-Kalahari Corridor is not just a tarred road that connects Botswana to Namibia but a gold mine of economic... UB, Kenya commemorate Wangari Maathai Day Dated : The University of Botswana joined the rest of Africa in commemorating Africa Environment/Wangari Maathai Day on May 4, 2017 by... Alliance Francaise keen to continue working with UB Dated : The acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Kgomotso Moahi, has welcomed Alliance Francaise’s initiative to continue working with the University in its... UB, Korea Embassy marriage bears many fruits Dated : The relationship between the University of Botswana and the South Korean Embassy is beginning to bear fruit with plans already... Amnesty says another 283 people across southern Africa faced the death sentence at the end of 2016, including 157 in Zambia and 97 in Zimbabwe.NAM’s news coverage of the International AIDS Conference has been made possible thanks to support from Merck & Co.Botswana boasts a GDP (purchasing power parity) per capita of about ,825 per year as of 2015 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.
Formerly Bechuanaland Protectorate under the British, Botswana became independent in 1966.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the last two years.
Today 27% of these young adults report that they have done so, up from just 10% in early 2013.
In government rhetoric, it refers to all citizens of Botswana.
But the word also refers to ethnically "Tswana" people, as distinct from the other ethnic groups present in the country.