Archive for the ‘Botswana’ Category

DRC, South Africa, Botswana… Who Has the Greatest Potential in Critical Minerals?

Via The Africa Report, a look at who has the greatest potential in critical minerals in Africa: Rich in minerals and strategically located, in theory the African continent has what it takes to play a key role in the ongoing energy transition, but the reality is more complex. We take a closer look in this […]

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Crumbling South African Rail Prompts Botswana to Forge New Route

Via Bloomberg, a look at a proposed new rail route from Botswana through Namibia: South African logistics firm is struggling to transport goods Botswana gets unsolicited bids to forge rail through Namibia Botswana has received unsolicited bids from investors to build a rail line to a Namibian port that will help avoid South Africa and […]

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Chinese Backed MMG Plans to Buy Copper Mine in Africa for $1.88 Billion

Via the Wall Street Journal, a report that MMG, which is nearly 68%-owned by state-owned China Minmetals, plans to buy the Khoemacau mine in northwest Botswana: Chinese government-backed mining company MMG is acquiring a copper mine in southern Africa for almost $1.88 billion as it looks to bolster its stockpile of a metal that is in […]

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Diamonds Are Not Forever: Botswana Plans A Post-Diamond Future

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at Botswana’s efforts to plan for a post-diamond future: With the end in sight for its mineral success story, Botswana is in a race against time to transition away from the gems that made it rich. Diamonds, it turns out, aren’t forever. In fact, the world’s richest deposit […]

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How the West Can Forestall Green OPECs

Courtesy of Semafor, commentary on how the West could head off the creation of new OPEC-like producer cartels for critical resources such as lithium by inviting mineral-rich Latin American and African nations to join the existing Minerals Security Partnership (MSP): Western countries should head off the creation of new OPEC-like producer cartels for critical resources […]

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Botswana Digital & Innovation Hub

Botswana has a $60 million digital and innovation HUB (BDIH), called the BDIH Science and Technology Park, which is located strategically on a 57 hectare site, near the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport and adjacent to the Diamond Technology Park in Gaborone. The focal point of the Hub is to provide state-of-the art buildings and […]

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