Botswana stands out as one of Africa’s richest economies by gross domestic product per capita thanks to its vast diamond resources and a population of just over 2.3 million people spread over a territory as big as France. Yet income distribution is uneven and the country now wants to capitalise on years of economic and political stability to diversify and spread wealth further.

Some pioneer investors have already taken the plunge with the help of national investment promotion agency Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC). In this inaugural Insights Series, fDi speaks to these early investors to capture perks and perils of doing business in Botswana. 

The rise of Africa's outlier
Botswana is seeking to diversify beyond diamonds to build on stability