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Firestone to shed Botswana assets in $5.1m deal.

Aim-listed Firestone Diamonds has entered into a conditional option agreement to potentially sell its Botswana assets to Gareth Penny- and Diacore Diamond-led special purpose vehicle Amulet Diamond for $5.1-million in cash. The option, effective from June 1 for up to 14 months, included Firestone's wholly owned ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA | Botswana introduces new tourism levy, effective 1 June.

Although not required for SADC citizens, travellers headed to Botswana will be required to pay this from 1 June.

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A British jeweler just bought a 3 billion year old diamond.

Graff Courtesy Photo AGE AND BEAUTY: Continuing its mission to source exceptional stones, the diamond jeweler Graff has revealed the acquisition of a 373.72-carat rough diamond sourced from Botswana's Karowe mine. The diamond, which is classified as a D-color, was part of the Lesedi la Rona, the largest gem discovered in ...

- Business Insider - US | Russia's Norilsk Nickel sues Botswana for reneging on deal.

Russian Nickel mining group, Nornickel has taken legal action against the Botswana government for reneging on a deal.

- Fin24 - SA | Botswana kills at least 68 cattle from Zimbabwe – report.

Police in Botswana have killed at least 68 cattle valued at $35 000 that were stolen from Zimbabwe's Bulilima district between January – April this year, a report says.

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