The firm which jointly operates with the government of Botswana and renowned Anglo American diamond firm, De Beers group of companies found the diamond in one of its mining sites, Jwaneng which is about 75 miles away from Gaborone, the capital of Botswana in June 01, 2021.

Official presentation of the diamond to the president of the Republic of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi by the diamond company Debswana was made on Wednesday, June 16,2021.

According to the diamond firm’s acting managing director in the person of Lynette Armstrong, based on the analysis carried out by the firm, it’s been disclosed that the stone is the third largest to be mined in the world.

The huge gemstone is regarded as the largest to be mined by the company over five decades of its mining activities.

Read Also: Travel Africa

It comes after the discovery of South Africa’s 3,106 carat Cullinan stone in 1905 and 1,109 carats Lesedi La Rona unearthed in Botswana by Lucara diamonds in 2015.

Government officials of the country have not yet disclosed its name and the proposed cost of the newly discovered world’s third largest diamond.

It was revealed in an official twitter account of the government that the income from the diamond will be used in a lot of developmental projects in the country since there has been economic retrogression since 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Source: Botswana News

As Africa’s struggle with poverty, corruption, and civil wars continues, we are left to wonder if Africa is all about corrupt leaders.

Luckily, there are a few presidents who are trying their best to bring peace and welfare to their country.

 

Based on International Corruption Index and Ibrahim Index of African Governance, 10 best presidents of African have been ranked. Let’s take a look. (In no particular order)

  • NANA AKUFO-ADDO, GHANA

Nana Addo has brought peace to Ghana after decades of military rule. Today, Ghana holds the position as one of the economic powers of Africa.

Under Addo’s presidency, the country has improved greatly through Free High Education policy, and a 7-year Co-ordinated Programme for reforming the economy.

 

  • PAUL KGAME, RWANDA

Rwanda has evolved and economically grown thanks to the two decades of Kagame’s rule. He ended the 1994 genocide and unified the country that was divided.

Following the economic trends of China and Singapore, he tried to implement their strategies in Rwanda’s economies through his development plan called Vision 2020.

 

Read Also: TRAVEL AFRICA

 

  • DANNY FAURE, SEYCHELLES

Seychelles has the highest CPI score and the least corruption in Africa thanks to Faure.

The former Vice President was elected in 2016 and worked towards increasing the employment rate, as well as equality and human rights.

  • MOKGWEETSI MASISI, BOTSWANA

Botswana is among the top 3 African countries in Peace Index, as well as the African country with the most stable economy.

President Masisi has a big role in it, just like when he was the minister of education until 2018.

He has experience at the United Nations and UNICEF, which he uses to improve the country’s education and employment rate, as well as nature conservation.

Recommended Stories: Career & Education

 

  • HAGE GEINGOB, NAMIBIA

Before becoming the president in 2015, Geingob was the prime minister from 1990 till 2002. During those years, he worked towards improving the security and human rights.

  • MACKY SALL, SENEGAL

Ever since Sall came to power in 2012, Senegal has become one of the business hubs of West Africa. It is now the sixth fastest growing economy in the continent.

Sall also worked towards ending corruption by reducing the state spending, and the salaries of the directors of agencies.

Photo credit: Macky Sall President of Senegal

 

He also founded the National Anti-corruption Office. His other aim was to reduce the cost of living by reducing the price of rice, sugar, and oil.

  • CYRIL RAMAPHOSA, SOUTH AFRICA

Ramaphosa had a lot to fix after predecessor Jacob Zuma, who resigned after charges of corruption.

Ramaphosa has worked towards land reforms and human rights, which both have high scores among other African countries.

He also managed to maintain the position of the country’s economy as the second largest in Africa.

More Africa News

  • BEJI CAID ESSEBSI, TUNISIA

Essebsi was elected right after 2014’s revolution, so he put a lot of effort to restore the public sector transparency.

He also made Tunisia the second country in Africa to outlaw racism. Tourism and security have also improved drastically since 2014.

  • SAADEDDINE OTHMANI, MOROCCO

Initially the prime minister, Othmani was appointed in 2017 as the president.

He has improved the country’s infrastructure by establishing Africa’s first high-speed train line. He is very well-educated with master degrees in psychology and Islamic studies.

  • ROCH MARC CHRISTIAN KABORE, BURKINA FASO

President Kabore previously served as the head of the national assembly, as well as the prime minister. Since 2015, he developed the safety and international relations of Burkina Faso, especially with Ghana and the United States.

 

Africa News: Today, 9th December 2019, African Leaders attended the 9th African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Summit. 

The theme for the Summit is “A transformed ACP committed to multilateralism”

 

‘Developing countries should back reformed multilateral system that promotes fair trade as well as climate change awareness’ ~ Uhuru Kenyatta

Read Also: Career & Education News

 

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo was one of the keynote speakers.

 

 

The event was attended by many African Head of states including Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi ,Government officials.

In addition to the above attendees was H.E Teneng Mba Jaiteh of Gambia, H.E. Robert Dussey,  H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama with the newly elected Secretary-General of ACP.

If you could take an all-expense paid trip to any African country, where would you go and why?

H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti of Angola,  Nigerian economist the Tony Elumelu, The President of Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi,  

 

In 1997, the first ACP Summit of Heads of State and Government was held in Gabon.

Recommended Stories: World News

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B52igYyhLTv/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

 

 

 

Photo Credit: President Nana Akufo-Addo