Aglow Leader: Smitta Moalosi,
National Committee President
- Pray that the Presence of God in Botswana Aglow is demonstrated through love that transforms people’s lives and miracles that declare the goodness of God.
- Pray for rain. Botswana is partly desert and rainfall is unreliable.
- Pray for a stronger economy.
The Kingdom of God is rising with power like the waters cover the sea in Botswana. There is a rising cloud of worship in the Presence of God, particularly among young people. We proclaim God’s Presence as a protection over the people of Botswana and that His goodness, mercy and grace will abound.
Interesting Facts About Botswana
Background: Seeking to stop the incorporation of their land into Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) or the Union of South Africa, in 1885, three tribal chiefs traveled to Great Britain and successfully lobbied the British Government to put “Bechuanaland” under UK protection. Upon independence in 1966, the British protectorate of Bechuanaland adopted the new name of Botswana.
More than five decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most stable economies in Africa. The ruling Botswana Democratic Party has won every national election since independence; President Mokgweetsi Eric MASISI assumed the presidency in April 2018 following the retirement of former President Ian KHAMA due to constitutional term limits. MASISI won his first election as president in October 2019, and he is Botswana’s fifth president since independence.
Mineral extraction, principally diamond mining, dominates economic activity, though tourism is a growing sector due to the country’s conservation practices and extensive nature preserves. Botswana has one of the world’s highest rates of HIV/AIDS infection, but also one of Africa’s most progressive and comprehensive programs for dealing with the disease.
Government type: parliamentary republic
Population: 2,350,667 (July 2021 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Tswana (or Setswana) 79%, Kalanga 11%, Basarwa 3%, other, including Kgalagadi and people of European ancestry 7%
Languages: Setswana 77.3%, Sekalanga 7.4%, Shekgalagadi 3.4%, English (official) 2.8%, Zezuru/Shona 2%, Sesarwa 1.7%, Sembukushu 1.6%, Ndebele 1%, other 2.8% (2011 est.)
Religions: Christian 79.1%, Badimo 4.1%, other 1.4% (includes Baha’i, Hindu, Muslim, Rastafarian), none 15.2%, unspecified 0.3% (2011 est.)
Interesting Facts Information from the cia.gov website. Read more about Botswana
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