The landlocked Southern African country is sparsely populated and suffers from one of the world’s highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates — as much as 20 percent in 2014. But it is also an economic success. Once among Africa’s poorest nations, it is now an upper-middle-income nation, with the fourth-highest per capita income on the continent and the highest human development index rating in continental sub-Saharan Africa.
Need to Know
More From Botswana
Amanda Aminah Masire connects farms with tech and government aid. She’s taking horticulture-in-a-box continental.
A recent decision to lift a ban on elephant hunting could swing the upcoming election and reshape global conservation efforts.
Baboloki Thebe took up running just five years ago, and he’s already ignited the hopes of a nation.
Explore the world with OZY.COM
This year, OZY will be bringing you untold stories from every single country on the map, one day at a time, to introduce you to new people, new trends and new places. Travel with us for sights, sounds, and surprises from across our diverse world.View Full Series