Let’s look at Botswana!

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On 19 February 2014, a post was published called ‘Let’s take a closer look at Botswana‘.

The post describes Botswana as one of the most successful countries of Africa, although it also points out some problems, such as gender inequality and the problems of the Bushmen. The post asks the question why it is that Botswana has had the success it had. It argues that the reason is not in the natural resources of the country – because other African countries with more natural resources have not necessarily done better than Botswana. The answer, the post states, must have something to to with the fact that Botswana is one of the few countries in Africa that makes some sense from an ethnic point of view, with nearly 80% of the population being Tswana. This, the post argues, is still a taboo subject.