This article was reviewed by Africa Check which found that the author misrepresented rankings. Read the findings here.  Botswana was recently rated in a BBC study as one of the world’s six best countries to live in — if security, low corruption and good governance are the criteria in a world beset by crime and violence. The BBC describes New Zealand, Canada, Botswana, Denmark, Chile and Japan as the world’s "best governed" countries. The report says Botswana has a strong presidency backed by a committed government and a low tolerance for crime. The country spent its windfall of diamonds wisely, transforming a dusty shack city into a microcosm of a big economy with a few important edges. Just about everything works, it is a clean, pleasant and well-run country. The capital, Gaborone, is as close as it gets in Africa to a first world city. Botswana’s strong and reliable economy has attracted just about every franchise operating in SA. The BBC drew on data from three international surv...

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