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Six new prospecting licences awarded to Botswana Diamonds.

London Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds on Tuesday announced that its joint venture with the large Russian diamond company, Alrosa, had been awarded of six new prospecting licences in Botswana.   Four are in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and two are in the Orapa kimberlite province and extend to the end of March 2020. ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Open Letter to AU and IGAD: Festus Mogae be relieved and JMEC disbanded.

By Dak Buoth It is an opportune time for President Festus Mogae, the Chair of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation commission to pack and go back where he came from. And if he so wishes to remain in Juba, then he should be considered as an ex-JMEC Chairperson. Festus' persistent silence in the face of deteriorating situation ...

- - FR