As likely as not, Botswana’s Forbes five richest men all carry at least four cards in their wallets: Their ID card, their drivers license, their black card and a business card with the name, “Moemedi Malindah.” The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF) is sitting on the biggest pile of cash in the country, and everybody who is anybody either considers him a business partner or is queuing outside his office with a bulky business plan in his briefcase and a big dream in his heart. We are huddled around a restaurant table at Blue Tree Café, midway through the interview and Malindah chuckles, “that’s a big one.”
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