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).

Botswana Military

The British Protectorate of Botswana has an area of ​​712,200 km 2with 327,000 inhab. (mainly Bantu negroes) and is divided into 12 districts; the headquarters of the English High Commissioner is in Mafeking (6800 inhab.), in the territory included in the Province of the Head of the South African Union. The country’s economic activity takes place in reserves, which comprise 38% of the total area. Only 1% belongs or is granted to European farms, located in the district of Ghanzi to the west, along the southern border, and, in Francistown. Tati Co. Ltd. operates in the north-eastern district of Tati for the extraction of gold, silver and kyanite. Asbestos is extracted from the Moshaneng field. Coal is sought. The natives are mainly dedicated to the breeding of livestock, as well as the Europeans; cattle are raised in greater numbers, then sheep come,

History. – Determined to integrate this vast territory, sandwiched between its north-western border, South-West Africa and Southern Rhodesia, the government of the South African Union continually pressured London to relocate. The British government, while not denying in principle the transfer commitment undertaken at the time of the constitution of the South African Union, continued to resist the pressures, especially by appealing to the wishes of the people of Beciuania. The Union’s requests did not end up, until the Second World War, but with the creation, in 1938, of a Joint Advisory ConferenceAnglo-South African, which in practice did not achieve any results. Britain’s aversion to relocation deepened after the government of the South African Union was taken over by the nationalists in 1948, as the indigenous population expressed a clear reluctance to relocate under racially discriminatory authority. In addition, certain claims of southern Rhodesia had to be taken into account. The insistence of the Malan government for a quick solution, accompanied by the threat, in the event of non-acceptance of the requests, of an economic boycott of Beciuania was of no avail. At the new insistence of the Strydom and Verwoerd governments, the British government seemed indeed to move towards the granting of greater internal autonomy to the territory of the protectorate,apartheid practiced by the South African Union.

September

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.