Botswana swears in third president
Thursday 02 April 1998
Botswana has enjoyed remarkable economic growth during his decade-long tenure as finance minister. The country's vast diamond wealth has made it the world's biggest producer by value terms, estimated at $1.82bn in 1997. Mr Mogae is under pressure from opposition parties to spend more of the diamond-generated wealth to combat a 21 percent unemployment rate among its 1.5 million people.
-- Reuters, Gaborone
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