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Botswana Resource Sector Conference kicks off

26 june 2012

The annual Botswana Resource Sector Conference has commenced today (Tuesday) in the southern African country’s capital, Gaborone.
The two-day event would be officially opened by the country’s Minerals, Energy and Water Resources minister Kedikilwe.
Diamond mining companies that were slated to make presentations during the conference included, Gem Diamonds, Petra Diamonds Botswana, Lucara Diamonds, and Pangolin Diamonds.
Other presentations would be from copper and coal miners.
Botswana was the world’s leading diamond producer by value, according to the Kimberley Process statistics released last year.
It trailed behind Russia as the world’s biggest producer of diamonds by volume.
The conference comes at a time when Botswana’s economic growth was expected to slow down this year as the poor global economic performance is weakening demand for diamonds.
Diamond mining was Botswana’s economic mainstay, accounting for about a third of overall output.
The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) would only expand 4.1 percent this year from 5.1 percent last.
The Bank of Botswana recently said that the country's rough and polished diamond exports dropped to $173.8 million in April after a huge leap the previous month.
It earned $411.3 million from diamond exports in March.
April's exports figure was seven percent lower than that of the same period last year although higher than $109 million recorded last January.  

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished