Botswana - 34 years for those born in 2005, one of the...

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Botswana The Republic of Botswana is a country located to the north of South Africa. Gaining independence from the UK in 1966 (as a colony, the name was spelled "Bechuana", as in "British Bechuanaland"), Botswana has had a better experience with it than other countries. It's grown economically at a high rate indeed. It is now a middle-income country, has little foreign debt at all and has a lot of reserve foreign currency. This has been helped massively by the diamond industry. The country has been a democracy since independence * , has a good human rights record and is considered the least corrupt country in Africa. There are two rather big problems in recent years- the recent moving of the Kung (sic, the ! is a ǃ clicking sound) people, deemed unconstitutional by the courts, and HIV/AIDS. Botswana has the second highest HIV/AIDS rate in the world (only Swaziland is worse), with 1 in 3 Botswana having the virus. The country now has an average life expectancy of
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Unformatted text preview: 34 years for those born in 2005, one of the lowest in the world. There have been recent budget deficit problems. Interestingly, Botswana also has a growing metal scene, particularly in the capital. They look like something off a Motörhead album, particularly Ace Of Spades. Botswana in fiction • The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, being adapted for TV. • The Gods Must Be Crazy- possible Unfortunate Implications on that one. • Usutu in Heroes is from Botswana and several characters visit him there. • Bessie Head's Where Rain Clouds Gather . • The professional wrestling gimmick Kamala has many Captain Ersatzes , one of which is Botswana Beast. • Not really fiction, but Ian Khama (then vice-president, now president) appeared in Top Gear `s Africa Special, in which the presenters crossed Botswana's Makadikadi salt flats in old cars. The Batswana flag...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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