Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Heather K. Michon
BOTSWANA IS A landlocked country in sub-Saharan Africa bordered to the south by South Africa and to the north by Zimbabwe and Namibia. It is a semiarid country, dominated to the southwest by part of the vast Kalahari Desert. Only about 0.65 percent of the land is arable. Its main environmental issues are periodic droughts, limited access to fresh water, overgrazing, and desertification. The population is approximately 1.8 million people. Botswana has one of the worlds highest rates of HIV-AIDS Current ...