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
|16 Sep 20
||Botswana: Tlou Energy announces update on Lesedi Power project transmission line
Tlou Energy has provided an update on the proposed transmission line to connect the Company's Lesedi Power project to the electricity grid in Botswana.
|26 Aug 20
||Botswana: Tlou Energy announces transmission line and funding update
Tlou Energy an 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 update in relation to the proposed transmission line to connect Tlou's Lesedi Power project to the BPC electricity grid.
|17 Jun 20
||Botswana: Renaissance announces agreement to acquire interest in 2.45 million acres in Botswana's Kavango Basin
Renaissance Oil has entered into a binding letter agreement to acquire an option for a 50% working interest, in all rights from surface to basement, in a large Petroleum Licence, comprising 2.45 million acres in the Kavango sedimentary basin, in Botswana, Africa.
|04 Mar 20
||Botswana: Strata-X farms out the Serowe CSG project
Strata-X Energy has executed a Heads of Agreement with Botsgas, a private Australia based company with strong ties to the Republic of Botswana, to accelerate the appraisal and development of the Company’s Serowe CSG Project.
|09 Jan 20
||Botswana: Serowe CBM project acquires environmental approval
Strata-X Energy has announced that the Botswana Department of Environmental Affairs has approved the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the Company's Serowe CBM Project. The approved EIA grants Strata-X the right to drill and test an additional 75 wells over the 2.38 Tcf Prospective Resource high-grade area.
Botswana - more news
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- 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,