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Population: 2.72m (2024)
GDP: $21.42bn (2024)
Debt: 17.9% of GDP (2024)

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Antwerp gems deal on the rocks

The President put much store into a scheme intended to add value to diamond sales, but the dream seems to be turning sour

The Botswana government's ambitious plan to sell part of its huge rough diamond output have been dealt a hammer blow by the implosion of its selected sales partner, the privately-o...

Masisi needs diamonds for trumps

The ruling party has a new strategy to win next year's polls against the challenge from ex-President Khama and the opposition coalition

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has never been the same since President Mokgweetsi Masisi fell out with his mentor, ex-President Ian Khama, who had hand-picked him as hi...

De Beers deal could save BDP's skin

Gaborone's new diamond deal offers gains to the government and hedges against challenges from new technology

If President Mokgweetsi Masisi has got it right, the new agreement Botswana has struck with its dominant economic partner De Beers – to sell half of its rough diamonds in 10 ...

What is behind Masisi's gem deal?

Citing resource control, the President is joining with a Belgian start-up diamond trader to challenge the De Beers empire

After 54 years in mining diamonds and 10 years in trading them, Botswana is moving downstream in the business by taking a 24% stake in Belgium's HB Antwerp, a diamond trading, cutt...

A bridge 100 metres too far

Zimbabwe failed to invest in a key trade link over the Zambezi and now that truckers are using it to avoid the country altogether, Harare wants back in

Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi is happy to call himself one of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa few friends abroad. Masisi has been outspoken in calling for western ...

Judiciary in the dock

The independence of Botswana's judiciary is in the spotlight following accusations by a tribal chief that President Mokgweetsi Masisi told her he would direct judges on how to rule...

New King Coal

The global energy crisis has gifted Botswana a window to diversify its narrow export base – 75% of its export earnings coming from diamonds – as the country rakes in ri...

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