Middle East / Africa
Country profile: Botswana
|Location:||Southern Africa, north of South Africa|
|Climate:||semiarid; warm winters and hot summers|
|Terrain:||predominantly flat to gently rolling tableland; Kalahari Desert in southwest|
|Size:||600370 sq. km total (Land area: 585370 sq. km Water area: 15000 sq.km)|
|Languages:||Setswana 78.2%, Kalanga 7.9%, Sekgalagadi 2.8%, English 2.1% (official), other 8.6%, unspecified 0.4% (2001 census)|
|Legal system:||based on Roman-Dutch law and local customary law; judicial review limited to matters of interpretation; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations|
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.
Energy production and consumption
|Consumption:||12,000 bbl/day (2005 est.)|
Botswana - recent news
|26 Apr 21
||Botswana: Tlou Energy announces operational report
Tlou Energy, the ASX, AIM and BSE listed company focused on delivering power in Botswana and southern Africa through the exploration and development of gas and solar, has provided an operational update for the quarter ending 31 March 2021.
|14 Apr 21
||Botswana: Tlou Energy awards tenders for transmission Line and substation construction at its Lesedi Power Project
Tlou Energy has awarded tenders to new local contractor Zismo and OptiPower, to connect the Company's Lesedi power project to the grid at Serowe.
|30 Mar 21
||Botswana: Tlou Energy receives environmental approval for Boomslang Project
Botswana's DEA has approved the EIS for Tlou's Boomslang project which is located adjacent to the Company's Lesedi gas-to-power project.
|16 Mar 21
||Botswana: Tlou Energy announces proposed placing to raise GBP 2.6 million
Tlou Energy, an ASX, AIM and BSE listed company focused on generating cleaner power in Botswana and southern Africa using gas and solar power, has announced its intention to undertake an equity placement of £2.6 million.
|01 Mar 21
||Botswana: Tlou Energy announces update on funding for development of the Lesedi power project
Tlou Energy has announced that funding discussions have progressed with a key funding partner for the Company's Lesedi Power Project in Botswana.
Botswana - more news
Other countries in this region
- Central Africa Republic,
- Congo (Brazzaville),
- Congo (Democratic Rep.),
- Cote d'Ivoire,
- Equatorial Guinea,
- Guinea (Republic),
- Guinea Bissau,
- Sao Tome,
- Saudi Arabia,
- Sierra Leone,
- South Africa,
- South Sudan,
- United Arab Emirates,
- Western Sahara,