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The diamond industry appears to be emerging from its lows with marginal improvement according to the latest sales data. Angelo Coppola is in Botswana and visited one of the country's oldest and most prolific mines, Orapa.
In the past Botswana mined and exported rough diamonds, now there is downstream diamond downstream industry. The Botswana diamond hub is testimony to that with a focus on cutting and polishing of these precious stones. Doing Business in Botswana explores the hub.
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe The African nation of Botswana has one of the world's highest known rates of HIV/AIDS infection. But the country also has a progressive programme to address the issue. Bernard Smith visited the mining town of Selibe Phikwe - where measures to stem the disease are beginning to work. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our ...
Botswana is one of the world's largest producers of diamonds and remains ahead of its regional peers in diamond production and exports. But, the quality of Botswana's overall infrastructure has declined badly over the past five years. Uche Okoronkwo looks at how the government is working to change this.
Jwaneng mine is Botswana's economic pulse. Located about 120 kilometres from the capital Gaborone, the open- pit mine is the richest in the world by value. Nicknamed the "Prince of Mines", monstrous trucks that operate in the mine extract Kimberlite from its depth, which is processed into rough diamonds. Its production output is about 12 million carats per year. Revenues from Botswana's diamond sector have significantly transformed the economy over the years. Botswana's government agreeme… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/11/13/botswana-embarks-on-economic-diversification-beyond-diamonds Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/afr...
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Two ex-SAR 19D steam locomotives carry copper-nickel ore from two shafts to the BCL smelter. Occasionally, they also haul coal trains brought to an exchange yard by the Botswana National Railway. They can be regarded as the last service steam trains of Africa.
The first ever gas-to-power mining licence to be granted in Botswana has sent TLOU ENERGY (LON:TLOU) shares jumping as the Lesedi coalbed methane project moves from appraisal to development. TLOU ENERGY CEO Tony Gilby explains how the thorough appraisal process has derisked implementing the development stage of the project which can now begin. The issuing of the licence will pioneer a new and exciting natural CBM gas industry in Botswana leading to much-needed investment and local employment. It also bodes well for another proposal still in the pipeline for a CBM-fuelled pilot power project.
TOP 7 Countries With The Most Diamonds Found 7. Angola Earning the 7th spot on the list is Angola. It is known for its vast wildlife and natural resources. This country’s economy suffered greatly during the Angolan Civil War but it began to recover in 2002. Angola is rich in subsoil heritage where its diamond reserves are found. This African country gets most of its revenues in diamond and oil production which generates 60% of Angola’s income. 6. Canada It may seem surprising to many but Canada stands in 6th place, breaking the streak of the African countries. It has a mixed economy and is one of the world’s top trading countries. Canada produces $1.47 billion worth of diamonds in the world and its revenue and economy also depends on the diamond mining industry. Previously, it seems that...
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CNBC's Bob Pisani takes you inside the king of all mines - DeBeers crown jewel, the Jwaneng mine located in Botswana. At 2 miles high and more than a quarter mile deep, the mine produces 12 to 15 million carats per year, about 10% of the world's diamond supply. Monday, 8/27/2012, 9p ET on CNBC.
The economy of Botswana has been spurred towards development by the mining industry involving the extraction of diamonds. The situation in Botswana contrasts with the state of many other parts of Africa; Botswana has been one of the richest countries in Africa since diamonds were discovered in 1969. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net
How does Botswana, the world’s top diamond producer, ensure sound management of its natural resources and that the revenues from the mining industry benefit the entire population? Find out in this #DemocracyMatters video interview. This video is a part of the #DemocracyMatters campaign, a joint effort between Devex and International IDEA. Join the conversation here: pages.devex.com/democracy-matters For more international development news, visit: http://www.devex.com Subscribe to the Devex YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=wwwdevexcom
The discovery of Diamonds after independence in 1965 marked a new era in Botswana's history. Diamonds that were mined in Botswana were sent to Europe, where they were cut, processed and sold around the world. The Botswana government expressed concerns about how the shipping of the diamonds denied the local economy full benefits of value added processes. Doing Business in Botswana looks at the beneficiation of Botswana's diamonds.
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