Botswana's diamond industry losing its sparkle

Thousands working in the country's diamond industry left jobless as a glut in supply and falling sales take their toll.

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    Botswana's diamond industry is slowing down due to global competition. There are too many of the precious stones on the market and sales are falling. So far the development resulted in a third of employees in the country's diamond cutting and polishing sector losing their jobs.

    Al Jazeera's Fahmida Miller reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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