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Old April 1st, 2008, 10:08 PM   #1
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[RB] Roads in Botswana



The Republic of Botswana (Tswana: Lefatshe la Botswana) is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. The citizens are referred to as "Batswana" (singular: Motswana). Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. It has held free and fair democratic elections since independence.

Geographically the country is flat and up to 70% of Botswana is covered by the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. It meets Zambia at a single point.








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Old April 1st, 2008, 10:38 PM   #2
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Botswana is actually one of the more developed countries in Africa, the GDP per capita is $14,700
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 05:36 AM   #3
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While their Gini is 63 and their Human Developmen Index is a paltry 0.654...
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 02:15 PM   #4
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A friend of my mother recently went to Botswana to train some engineers... he said the capital (Gaborone) is very modern, so that you wouldn't say it's in Africa.

Also, engineers are very well paid (for Africa): some 1000 Euros / month.

I notice the roads are marked with the same color scheme as in South Africa (yellow on the edge, white in the middle).
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Old April 4th, 2008, 12:38 AM   #5
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While their Gini is 63 and their Human Developmen Index is a paltry 0.654...
Botswana is just like neighboring South Africa. relatively rich and developed (in fact richer than SA), the most unequal society in the world, and heavily marred by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 05:21 AM   #6
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Those roads could be in the Australian outback. Same landscape and often same poor road quality.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 03:05 AM   #7
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...some more pics?
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Old April 6th, 2008, 08:32 PM   #8
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Old May 17th, 2008, 03:57 PM   #9
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From the african subforum:















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Old May 17th, 2008, 04:14 PM   #10
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From flickr and panoramio:



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Old May 17th, 2008, 08:46 PM   #11
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Nice roads for a country in Africa
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Old July 7th, 2010, 03:18 PM   #12
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bump.

Is there any new roads being built in Botswana? Why is it so hard to find pictures from this country? It's driving me insane!

(Also, Chris, I think you forgot to add this thread to the quick link-thread.)
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Are they still using blue/red warning signs? (the former S.A standard, used until recently in Namibia, S.A and Botswana)
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Google street view is available in Botswana.
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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...s-8452644.html
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That is how I discovered this.
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