Botswana is a landlocked country in the south part of Africa bordering on the country of South Africa to the south. According to the BBC, the country has a good human rights record and is relatively free of corruption. It is stable and prosperous, its prosperity coming from being the world's largest producer of diamonds. It is the longest continuous democracy in Africa.  
The BBC says of the country's media:
- Botswana has a long tradition of lively and unimpeded public debate, although opposition leaders have claimed that the government limits their ability to broadcast freely on the radio. The constitution provides for freedom of expression and the government generally respects this right.
- Ketumile Masire Former President (1980-1998)
- Festus Mogae, Former President (1998-2008)
- Lieutenant General Ian Khama President (2008-)
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