Exclusive: Botswana plans extra diamond sales route after De Beers deal

Botswana’s state diamond company is planning to diversify how it sells precious stones to the market as it gears up to receive far more supply under a multi-year deal the country struck with producer De Beers in July.

The Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) currently sells 25% of the gems produced by the Botswanan government’s Debswana joint venture with Anglo American (AAL.L) unit De Beers via an auction process.

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