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Botswana Day 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Botswana Day is the national day of the Republic of Botswana celebrated on September 30.

Commemorating the independence of Botswana from the United Kingdom in 1966.

In 1961, Seretse Khama founded the Bechuanaland Democratic Party that struggled for the protectorate's independence.

Three years later, Bechuanaland was granted democratic-self government.

The first general elections were held in 1965, following the adoption of the constitution.

On September 30, 1996, Botswana officially became an independent republic within the Commonwealth with Seretse Khama as its first President.

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