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Masisi banks on sale of BCL assets to boost his fortunes

Botswanan President Mokgweetsi Masisi, 23 September 2021.
Botswanan President Mokgweetsi Masisi, 23 September 2021. © Spencer Platt/EPA/Pool/MaxPPP
In Gaborone, the government of Mokgweetsi Masisi is hoping to capitalise on the sale of the assets of the former public copper-nickel-cobalt flagship BCL to promote job creation, which until now has been touted as the main weakness of its economic programme. But this apparent rebirth conceals a much more complex reality. [...] (423 words)
Issue dated 07/10/2021 Reading time 2 minutes
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