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(From Mmegi / The Reporter (Botswana) - AAGM)
Byline: Dichaba Molobe
Please spare us failed policies "For a long time Africans have lived in poverty while much of the raw materials that are enriching the West come from Africa. The continent is endowed with a lot of minerals such as oil as well as other natural resources, which instead of developing the continent have turned it into a war zone. For a long time countries like Botswana have extracted diamonds only to consume them as finished products while the downstream activities have befitted those who do not even know how a diamond looks like". I picked up this excerpt from an angry editorial in this week's …