Botswana’s subtle revolution: Orchestrating economic liberation through mineral wealth (Prt 3)

Sharing insights: Mathumo
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The G7, consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, unleashed sanctions to cripple Russia's ability to fund its war machine.

Diamonds took centre stage in this punitive act, exposing the delayed and ambiguous stance on Russia's diamond supply, a decision conveniently postponed for nearly two years since the commencement of the Ukraine war in 2022.

Initially targeting Russia's oil, gas, and banking sectors, the sanctions subtly addressed diamonds, acknowledging their contribution to Russia's government revenue.

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Let’s get the constitutional amendment right

Their concerns highlight the need for meaningful dialogue between government and relevant stakeholders to ensure the best interests of the country are served.This was in addition to other voices from opposition politicians and civil society organisations.The stance underscores the importance of citizen participation in the constitutional amendment process. The AFM rightly assert that such weighty matters demand thorough discussions to reflect the...

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