"This was the day the Economic Independence of Botswana was born"

Just six months into independence, in March 1967, the first diamondferous kimberlite was discovered in Orapa. Manfred Marx, one of the De Beers geologists who was part of the exploration team that discovered Orapa 51 years ago, was last week back in the mining town for the official opening of the Adrian Gale Diamond Museum and he reminisces about the discovery that saved Botswana.

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Our queen: Bring home the crown

Well-wishers gathered at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport to bid our queen farewell and wish her success as she joins other beauties from around the globe for the coveted crown. Competing in such events is nerve-wracking, and one needs to be fully prepared to stand a chance of making it as a finalist.It is not just about physical fitness; mental state matters too. Unfortunately, sometimes our queens end up facing such fierce...

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