Botswana: Land of diamonds

De Beers diamond mine in Jwaneng, Botswana (© Flickr/Esther Dyson)

In less than half a century, the discovery of diamonds has transformed Botswana from one of the poorest countries in the world into a prosperous nation. But not everyone is benefiting from diamond wealth, and the fault lines in society are beginning to show. In “Botswana: Land of Diamonds”, Anna Yeadell takes a closer look at the country held up as an African success story.

Producer: Anna Yeadell

Broadcast: June 2006