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Political stability

Botswana is one of Africa’s most stable democracies. Since 1966, Botswana has held peaceful elections and the country is now governed by the fourth president, who like all his predecessors assumed power peacefully and democratically. Botswana is Africa’s model example of peace, law and order.

Economic and financial development

Botswana is Africa’s fastest growing and performing economy. From independence in 1966 to date, Botswana has transformed from one of the poorest nations in the world to a middle income country. Botswana has enjoyed solid economic growth and double digit growth for over a decade.

The country has a thriving domestic financial sector, which includes banks, insurance companies and a growing stock market. Further Botswana enjoys one of sub-Saharan Africa’s highest per capita GDP.

Botswana has a low country risk perception and an investment grade credit rating. According to the 2008 Corruption Perceptions Index, Botswana ranks 1st in Africa and 38th in the world in terms of transparency.


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