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Recently, Botswana√Ę's government instituted consultations across the nation in order to cohesively incorporate climate change mitigation practices into the development programs of the country and make the issue a government priority.1 Climate change in Botswana has caused longer droughts, irregular rainfall, and crop diseases throughout the country.2 The entire nation has also experienced water shortages.3 The central focus of the adaptation program is the development of transfer technology, knowledge, and the promotion and education of the public on matters relating to climate change.4 In order to adequately prepare the country, the government has been launching several conferences across Botswana to further education and spread awareness of the negative effects of climate changes.5

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5http://www.bw.undp.org/content/botswana/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/08/28/botswana-gears-up-for-climate-change-embarks-on-preparing-a-policy-response-strategy-and-action-plan-/
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Botswana News

AllAfrica.com 
The senior national football team, the Zebras jetted off to Dar es Salam on March 23 for an international friendly match against their Tanzanian counterparts. See more..
Chronicle 
TWO men from Bulawayo have been arrested in Botswana for allegedly unlawfully possessing dagga which was in 90 bags. Botswana Police Public Relations ... See more..
Southern Times Africa 
GABORONE √ʬĬď Ghetto Yankees highly rated pitcher, Samuel Kunyalala has moved to Japanese side, Daiwa in a historic switch. However, the player will only¬†... See more..
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AllAfrica.com 
President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama says Botswana's performance at ITB Berlin 2017, the world's largest trade show, made him proud to be a ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Botswana's President Ian Khama will step down next year, the media reported. See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Francistown √ʬĬĒ Francistown City Council (FCC) has partnered with a local music promotion company, Street Horn to revive the northern city's history as the country's hub of music entertainment. Francistown's mayor, Sylvia Muzila announced during a media¬†... See more..
News24 
Cape Town - Travellers heading to Botswana or those who find themselves in Limpopo need to ensure they take the correct preventative measures as a warning has been issued for high levels of malaria in both of these regions. The Ministry of Health and ... See more..
U.S. News & World Report 
DALLAS (AP) √ʬĬĒ Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush are scheduled to visit Africa in a trip that will highlight their work to improve¬†... See more..
ZimEye - Zimbabwe News 
Half of these complain of assault and in some extreme cases we send them back for treatment at the hands of the Botswana authorities. We sometimes receive information on cases of Zimbabweans being shot,√Ę¬Ä¬Ě Western Region Assistant Immigration Officer,¬†... See more..
Nikkei Asian Review 
BEIJING -- China Petroleum & Chemical, better known as Sinopec, will pay roughly $900 million for U.S.-based Chevron's businesses in South Africa and Botswana, the Chinese state-owned oil company says. Following the announcement Wednesday, ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Africa, north of South Africa
Area

Total 581,730 sq km
Land 566,730 sq km
Water 15,000 sq km

Climate

semiarid; warm winters and hot summers ;
Natural Resources

diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore, silver ;
Natural Hazards

periodic droughts; seasonal August winds blow from the west, carrying sand and dust across the country, which can obscure visibility
Current Environmental Issues

overgrazing; desertification; limited freshwater resources ;

Demographics

Nationality
Motswana (singular), Batswana (plural)
Population
2,127,825 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Botswana has maintained one of the world's highest economic growth rates since independence in 1966. However, economic growth was negative in 2009, with the industrial sector shrinking by 30%, after the global crisis reduced demand for Botswana's diamonds. Although the economy recovered in 2010, GDP growth has again slowed. Through fiscal discipline and sound management, Botswana transformed itself from one of the poorest countries in the world to a middle-income country with a per capita GDP of $16,800 in 2012. Two major investment services rank Botswana as the best credit risk in Africa. Diamond mining has fueled much of the ...See More expansion and currently accounts for more than one-third of GDP, 70-80% of export earnings, and about one-third of the government's revenues. Botswana's heavy reliance on a single luxury export was a critical factor in the sharp economic contraction of 2009. Tourism, financial services, subsistence farming, and cattle raising are other key sectors. According to official government statistics, unemployment reached 17.8% in 2009, but unofficial estimates run much higher. The prevalence of HIV/AIDS is second highest in the world and threatens Botswana's impressive economic gains. An expected leveling off in diamond production within the next two decades overshadows long-term prospects. A major international diamond company signed a 10-year deal with Botswana in 2012 to move its rough stone sorting and trading division from London to Gaborone by the end of 2013. The move may support Botswana's downstream diamond industry. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$32.06 billion (2012 est.); $30.88 billion (2011 est.); $29.39 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

34.7% of GDP (2012 est.); 39.9% of GDP (2011 est.); 37.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

livestock, sorghum, maize, millet, beans, sunflowers, groundnuts
Industries

diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore, silver; livestock processing; textiles