Botswana Military

Botswana 1997

Botswana is a country located in Africa. According to AbbreviationFinder, BW is the two-letter ISO code of Botswana, and BWA is the three-letter country abbreviation for Botswana.

Yearbook 1997

Botswana. In August, the Legislative Assembly decided – by an addition to the Constitution – to reduce the voting age from 21 to 18 years and to extend the voting rights to Botswani residents living abroad. At the same time, the president’s eligibility was limited to ten years. It was then not clear whether incumbent President Ketumile Masire, who has held the post since 1980, was included in the supplement.

Masire solved the conceivable constitutional problem by announcing his departure in mid-November. The 72-year-old president had decided to leave his post on March 31, 1998. He will then be succeeded by Festus Mogae, who, in addition to his post of finance minister, also holds the vice-presidential post. According to Countryaah, the national day of Botswana is September 30. Mogae is also expected to take over the leadership of the ruling Democratic Party, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).

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Experts find explanation for elephant death

September 21st

According to a government spokesman, it has now been determined why more than 300 wild elephants have died in Botswana in the last six months (see 2 July 2020). The mass death, which received much international attention, was a mystery for a long time because there were no signs of human intervention and because no other species were affected. According to the country’s experts, the elephants have died from a toxic form of cyanobacteria that thrives in stagnant water and that the large animals have ingested to a much greater extent than other species.