Unformatted text preview: an average of 12.3 percent GDP per capita over 20 of the 35 years since the country's diamond cache was discovered in 1967. Botswana has used much of its wealth to invest in public services. By 1996, it had the second-highest level of per capita spending on education in the world. Improvements in child mortality have been spectacular, falling from 13.9 percent in 1970 to 4.8 percent in 1998, though improvements are now threatened by HIV/AIDS. Best of all, the African Union has agreed under a new peacekeeping mandate to intervene in members' conflicts. The problem of disarmament is ongoing, many countries at peace are plagued with instability while fighting and economic exploitation continues. Investors are ready and willing, but allowing international investment before exploitation has ended and justice brought, is likely to sow the seeds of further corruption and war...
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- Spring '10
- per capita, Sudan, Botswana, Darfur region conflict, Southern Sudanese government