Khama dresses down Survival International

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After months of silence, President Ian Khama has finally responded to the campaign by Survival International (SI) to engineer a boycott of Botswana diamonds over the relocation of Basarwa from Central Kgalagadi Game Reserve (CKGR).

Khama strategically chose Friday's launch of the P24 billion Cut 8 project to hit back at the British-based NGO. He responded with fire, attacking the NGO's motives, attitude and actions, the latest of which is the call to boycott Botswana diamonds. The occasion could not have been bigger. The Cut 8 is the single biggest investment in Botswana and the most important event at Jwaneng mine since it was opened in 1982.

The timing could not have been better. Negotiating teams from government and De Beers had just returned from Kasane from another round of negotiations on a new sales agreement for Debswana's diamonds.

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