Botswana’s National AnthemBotswana By Kyle Pagkatipunan
What is the Geography of Botswana?Area sq. mi: 224,607Annual Rainfall: 10-40 in. of rain.Range of Elevation: 513 - 1,489 meters.Population Per sq. mi: 0-50 per square mile.Population: 2,098,018 people.
Languages Spoken• Although English is the official language of government and education, most people speak their own languages such as Tjikalanga, and Bantu related languages.• Languages in print include English, Setswana, and Ikalanga.
Botswanas History• In the early 1500s, Tswana ethnic groups moved into Botswana from the southeast.• In the mid-1700s Ethnic disputes left Tswana chiefdoms which made them vulnerable to invasions by refugee armies from Zulu wars in Natal (now in South Africa).• Also in the mid-1700s, many Tswana chiefs allowed Christian missionaries access to their people. This opened the interior of Africa to exploitation by European hunters and slave traders.• However, ”Boer” (white settlers of primarily Dutch descent) encroachment from 1852 onward led major Tswana chiefs, under the direction of Khama III, to seek protection through the British government.• In the 20th century, unrest in the Rhodesias (now Zambia and Zimbabwe) and apartheid in South Africa led various groups to form political parties and demand independence from Britain.• The Bechuanaland Democratic Party (BDP) led the way to independence from the British government in 1966.• The founders of the BDP, Sir SeretseKhama and Sir KetumileMasire, were declared president and vice of the new Republic of Botswana.
Current Conflicts in BotswanaBotswana has problems with their beef industry. Farmer are angry that it’stoo expensive to transport their cattle to the nearest abattoir (butchery).This is a huge problem for my country because beef producers can’t sell asmuch meat as they could. This could lead to increased prices for meatproducts so beef producers can make money. Also, this can also cause anecological drop because meat consumers won’t be able to afford meat.
What are the Solutions that can bemade? We can fix these problems by asking Madagascar for money. Inreturn, I will give Madacascar HIV/AIDS medication, because I receiveHIV/AIDS medication for free. With the money donated by Madagascar, I willbuy the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC), the cause of the beef industrymonopoly, so I can pay meat producers properly.
Final Thoughts of the ProblemThis seems to be the only solution to the BMC monopoly, but I’m not sure ifthe BMC will accept my offer. If this doesn’t work I’d like the ask otherinternational countries to help form a better Meat Commission in Botswana.Instead of buying the BMC, I can form a new Meat Commission for my country,Botswana.