Southern Africa

Botswana
Ethnic Groups: Tswana (or Setswana) 79%, Kalanga 11%, Basarwa 3%, other, including Kgalagadi and white 7%
Religion: indigenous beliefs 85%, Christian 15%
Languages: English (official), Setswana
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Comoros
Ethnic Groups: Antalote, Cafre, Makoa, Oimatsaha, Sakalava
Religion: Sunni Muslim 98%, Roman Catholic 2%
Languages: Arabic (official), French (official), Shikomoro (a blend of Swahili and Arabic)
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Diego Garcia
Pop.1996 49
Pop.2004 52
Area Size 105 km2
History: 1814 - Great Britain took possession
1965 - separation from Mauritius
1966 - Anglo-US-American Treaty of Usage
1969–1971 - evacuation of the population
1976 - ceding of territories to
the Seychelles
Languages:
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Lesotho
Ethnic Groups: Sotho 99.7%, Europeans, Asians, and other 0.3%
Religion: Christian 80%, indigenous beliefs 20%
Languages: Sesotho (southern Sotho), English (official), Zulu, Xhosa
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Madagascar
Ethnic Groups: Malayo-Indonesian (Merina and related Betsileo), Cotiers (mixed African, Malayo-Indonesian, and Arab ancestry - Betsimisaraka, Tsimihety, Antaisaka, Sakalava), French, Indian, Creole, Comoran
Religion: indigenous beliefs 52%, Christian 41%, Muslim 7%
Languages: French (official), Malagasy (official)
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Mauritius
Ethnic Groups: Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%
Religion: Hindu 52%, Christian 28.3% (Roman Catholic 26%, Protestant 2.3%), Muslim 16.6%, other 3.1%
Languages: English (official), Creole, French (official), Hindi, Urdu, Hakka, Bhojpuri
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Namibia
Ethnic Groups: black 87.5%, white 6%, mixed 6.5%

note: about 50% of the population belong to the Ovambo tribe and 9% to the Kavangos tribe; other ethnic groups are: Herero 7%, Damara 7%, Nama 5%, Caprivian 4%, Bushmen 3%, Baster 2%, Tswana 0.5%

Religion: Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%
Languages: English 7% (official), Afrikaans common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population, German 32%, indigenous languages: Oshivambo, Herero, Nama
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Reunion
Ethnic Groups: French, African, Malagasy, Chinese, Pakistani, Indian
Religion: Roman Catholic 86%, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist (1995)
Languages: French (official), Creole widely used
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Seychelles
Ethnic Groups: mixed French, African, Indian, Chinese, and Arab
Religion: Roman Catholic 86.6%, Anglican 6.8%, other Christian 2.5%, other 4.1%
Languages: English (official), French (official), Creole
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South Africa
Ethnic Groups: black 75.2%, white 13.6%, Colored 8.6%, Indian 2.6%
Religion: Christian 68% (includes most whites and Coloreds, about 60% of blacks and about 40% of Indians), Muslim 2%, Hindu 1.5% (60% of Indians), indigenous beliefs and animist 28.5%
Languages: 11 official languages, including Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
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Swaziland
Ethnic Groups: African 97%, European 3%
Religion: Zionist (a blend of Christianity and indigenous ancestral worship) 40%, Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 10%, Anglican, Bahai, Methodist, Mormon, Jewish and other 30%
Languages: English (official, government business conducted in English), siSwati (official)
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YWAM Family Ministries International

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Youth joblessness: South Africa may be the largest and most developed economy on the African continent, but the unemployment rate for younger people has been running as high as 50%, ... The extent of youth joblessness, and its associated poverty, is acknowledged to be a major contributor to South Africa's high crime rate. And in some urban centres it is fuelling drug-related gang culture. More
HIV/AIDS
in South Africa
... despite the progress, Aids remains South Africa's leading cause of death. Last year it killed more than 260,000 people - almost half of all those who died in the country.
More than five million people are HIV-positive - about 10% of the total population.
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