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Surging Diamond Demand Helps Botswana Trader Post Record Sales

A diamond mine in Botswana. Okavango Diamond Company sold $963 million of rough diamonds last year. 

A diamond mine in Botswana. Okavango Diamond Company sold $963 million of rough diamonds last year. 

Photographer: Monirul Bhuiyan/AFP/Getty Images

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Botswana’s state-run diamond trader reported record revenue last year with sales surging almost five fold after U.S. imports recovered from a Covid-19 induced slowdown.