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Botswana Woos Chinese Investors as Lenders Shun Coal Projects

  • African nation wants to develop six mines, a rail export line
  • Its government is willing to help fund developments itself

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At a time when funding for fossil fuel projects is drying up, Botswana is racing to develop six new coal mines and a rail link for exports, with the government prepared to put its own money into the projects.