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Botswana bets on coal to save economy

Botswana is defying the global shift away from coal as it looks to reduce dependency on its struggling diamond sector.

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Botswana is looking to expand its coal sector amid a downturn in the diamond market

"Overdependence on diamonds has made it imperative for us to urgently expand our revenue base to other minerals such as coal and base metals", Mokgweetsi Masisi, president of Botswana told the Virtual