Wednesday, July 24, 2024

As Anglo decides De Beers fate, Botswana should also shake up its economic model

We are lucky that God imbued us with diamonds.  It is also gratifying that a few years after we became a sovereign nation, De Beers was able to discover the rich diamond deposits   The immediate period after the Independence was therefore a good timing to find and start mining the rich deposits because had the De Beers exploration work finished way before independence, it is anyone’s guess, as to whether or not we would have the become the politically stable country that we are.  Therefore, it is not unusual to speculate that even the path to Independence could easily have been more protracted than necessary. 

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