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Government investment promoters in swanky premises in downtown Gaborone talk up Botswana’s ___A___ as a hub for tech firms or green energy producers. But it__B___ 108th in the International Telecommunication Union’s ICT Development Index, with only 27.5% of its people online. Green ambitions are similarly far-off: ___C___ it has abundant sunshine it is investing instead in cheap coal-fired power.
A more realistic strategy to diversify away from its reliance on diamonds is to attract more tourists (Botswana is a great place for a safari). __D___ instead much of the government’s focus has been on deepening its dependence on the shiny stones by ___E___ to become a global centre for cutting and polishing them. Its flagship policy involved strong-arming De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond firm of which it owns 15%, to bring its sales and sorting operations over from London.
For Mr Khama, the diversification plans have ___F___ renewed urgency. His Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), which has held power ___G___ independence in 1966, is facing its first real challenge at the ballot box. The BDP’s share of the vote dipped below 50% for the first time in the 2014 general election, amid ____H____ with unemployment and with water and power shortages. Like South Africa’s African National Congress, the BDP__I___nervously looking ___J___ to an election in 2019.
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