Diamonds should better lives

Diamonds have done wonders for this country since the discovery of the precious stones in the Ngwaketse and Boteti areas in late 1970s. The revenues accrued from diamond sales have graduated this country from a least developed country to middle income state, a status that has also brought bad things for us.

The change of status has come with own set of problems though - with donor organisations and countries no longer finding us a worthy case to support.

Ever since their discovery, diamonds have dominated news headlines here and abroad, with some people trying hard to label ours blood diamonds but without success. The simple reason for this was that our diamonds are not blood-stained, but are for developments.

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GBV: The big elephant in the room

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