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Botswana : Discover the country's culture

Read

This Is Botswana by Peter Joyce (2005) New Holland Publishers LTD.

Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith (2003) Abacus

Guides

Botswana: The Safari Guide by Chris McIntyre (2010)The Bradt Travel Guide
Botswana and Namibia by Matthew D. Firestone and Adam Karlin (2010) Lonely Planet
Botswana: Globetrotter Travel Guide by Alan Brough (2010) Bradt Publications

Music

"Mephato y maloba": Kgwanyape Band.

Botswana : Discover the country's history

Historical dates

Until the 1st and 2nd centuries BC, the San (for 30,000 years) and Khoi-Khoi (Hottentots) occupied the territory. During the course of the following centuries they lived peacefully with the Bantus.
1885, the English made Bechuanaland a British protectorate to stop the expansionist pretences of the Boers and Germans.
1965, Sir Seretse Khama becomes president.
1966, Botswana becomes independent on 30th September.
1967, the Botswanian economy, which was one of the poorest in the world, takes off, due to the discovery of diamond mines.
1980, death of Sir Seretse Khama; Sir Ketumile Masire then becomes president.
1998, Festus Mogae (Democratic Party of Botswana) comes to power.
2004. Re-election of Festus Mogae.
2008, Ian Khama elected as president.

Botswana : Stay up to date on the country's holidays and events

Events

January 1st :New Year's Day.
April: Easter.
May 1st : Labour Day.
May: Ascension.
July 1st: Sir Seretse Khama Day
July 18th: President's Day.
September 30th: Botswana Day.
December 25th: Christmas.
December 26th: Family Day.

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