No easy road to diversification for Botswana’s diamond economy


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Issue 469 - 02 Oct 2022 - By Tonderayi Mukeredzi | 7 minute read

Diamonds have served Botswana well in over five decades since independence, helping it to move from poverty to upper middle-income status, but Gaborone has grown dependent on gemstones and accelerated economic diversification is needed to exploit other potential resources – including coal and transition minerals. At the same time, moves to end state domination of a coal-based energy sector have moved only slowly.

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