Botswana economy set to sparkle after diamond deal, By Robyn Curnow, CNN 20 July 2012

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Deep inside Jwaneng, the world’s richest diamond mine in southern Botswana, Tshepo Kgomokhumo drives his massive truck through piles of rocks forming a lunar-like landscape.

His job is to ferry away ton after ton of unwanted rocks while a small army of bulldozers near him tears into the earth’s crust in search of the precious stones.

“I’m a soldier for my country,” Kgomokhumo says. For him, as well as many others in this small, arid country, diamonds are a source of both income and pride.

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