Botswana

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In History
  • 1949

    1949
    The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act had been passed in 1949
    (Mixed marriage below)
  • 1951

    1951
    the British government exiled Khama from his own land in 1951.
    - The enquiry found that Khama was eminently fit to rule "but for his
    unfortunate marriage."
  • 1961

    1961
    1961, khama founded the Bechuanaland Democratic Party.
    (picture of seretse Khama)
  • 1967

    1967
    diamonds were discovered in 1967
  • 1980

    1980
    Botswana achieve the fastest rate of economic growth in the world between 1966 and 1980
  • 1980

    1980
    Khama died in July 1980 and was succeeded by Quett Masire
  • 1985

    1985
    The first reported case of AIDS occurred in 1985 and South African commandos struck Botswana that same year
  • 1998

    1998
    Masire stood down from the presidency in 1998, in favour of Festus Mogae.
  • 1999

    1999
    Elections in 1999, Mogae's Botswana Democratic Party won 30 of the 40 seats
  • 2007

    2007
    first ever movie based on a book, shot in 2007
  • 2012

    2012
    since 2012, women can now inherit a family home,
  • 2015

    2015
    The global economic slowdown, has meant a 15 per cent fall in diamond production in the first half of 2015.
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    1945-2017 Botswana: History