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20 October 2009 

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Focus on Botswana

Botswana, a nation of 2 million people in southern Africa, held general elections 16 Oct.  The nation gained its independence from Britain in 1966 and has since held regular democratic elections.

Botswana's President Ian Khama Botswana's Khama Sworn In As President
Botswana Democratic Party won 45 of 57 seats in Friday's parliamentary elections

Botswana's Ruling Party Declares Victory
Botswana Democratic Party wins at least 45 of 57 parliamentary seats for majority in parliament
Botswana President Urges Democratic Reforms in African Trouble Spots  Audio Clip Available
Siretse Khama Ian Khama wants SADC, AU countries to speak out against African leaders who hold onto power through rigged elections, faulty runoffs, and flawed power-sharing
Botswana: Stable and Full of Promise  Audio Clip Available
Botswana is known for its impressive economic and political credentials.  with yearly growth between 7 and 10 percent
Ancient Africans Adapted to Climate Change  Audio Clip Available
Giant dry lake bed in Botswana reveals clues to life at least 50,000 years ago
'The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency' Puts Spotlight on Botswana  Video clip available
HBO/BBC series was catalyst to young film industry just getting started
Banjo Mosele Tops Botswana Music Charts  Audio Clip Available
Banjo Mosele credits South African jazz giant with giving him his start

Botswana - map
A stable nation full of promise

VOA's Shaka Ssali speaking with Botswana's president


President Khama discusses Botswana's
economy, democracy and future plans with VOA's Shaka Ssali

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