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10 Reasons Why Botswana Is The Least Corrupt African Country


Which country is the least corrupt in Africa and Why? You’ll find out in this video. In 1966, while gaining independence from Great Britain, a poor African country was written off as a hopeless basket case. At the time, Botswana was an extremely poor country.

The nation had a total of twelve kilometers of paved roads, twenty-two citizens who had graduated from university, and one hundred from secondary school, with GDP per capita of $70. Fast forward to 2007, Botswana had 7,000 kilometers of paved roads, and per capita income had risen to about $6,100 ($12,000 at purchasing power parity), making Botswana an upper-middle-income country comparable to Chile or Argentina. At independence, life expectancy at birth was 37 years. By 1990 it was 60, 10 years above the African average.

The country’s performance is particularly impressive compared with that of other African economies. And over the past 60 years, Botswana’s economy has been one of the most successful in the world. The country is Africa’s second largest producer of diamond and is the 5th best place to live in the continent.

In today’s video we explore the reasons why this rarely heard about country is doing so well at tackling corruption in Africa. If you are new here, you are welcome. Consider subscribing to After School Africa to continue exploring opportunities.

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