Botswana owns a 15 percent share in De Beers, an unprecedented entangling of a sovereign country with a private company. Investigative reporter Khadija Sharife reveals a mutual dependence between the diamond giant, Botswana, and the country’s leading party that has perverted democracy and created an opaque revenue system that costs the southern African nation millions of dollars every year.
Research Article|June 01 2016
Flaws in Botswana’s Diamond Industry
World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (2): 77-81.