Feb 11th, 2013
by John Campbell Zimbabwe’s public account is down to its last $217. The finance minister says the country’s finances “are in paralysis.” How can that be? Zimbabwe’s diamond fields at Marange could hold between two and seven billion carats of raw diamonds, and constitutes a quarter of global diamond ...
In Southern Africa
Jan 25th, 2013
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party has told police to investigate five provincial leaders accused of swindling nearly a million dollars from diamond mining companies, an apparent image clean-up ahead of elections expected this year. State media said on Friday a ruling party politb...
Nov 13th, 2012
Zimbabwean officials have dismissed a report by a non-profit group leading the campaign against conflict diamonds. The report says at least $2 billion worth of diamonds have been stolen from the country’s diamond fields and have ended up in the pockets of President Robert Mugabe’s ruling circle...
Apr 6th, 2012
Centre for Research and Development, Mutare, Zimbabwe The continued theft of large quantities of diamonds by dealers and cartels is a threat to national security and may undermine the work of the inclusive government in Zimbabwe. Three years after the commencement of commercial diamond mining in Mara...
Jan 10th, 2012
Harare – Many Zimbabwean teachers at government schools took part in a strike on Tuesday, demanding a salary increase of more than 50% on what should have been the first school day of 2012. “We are not teaching as we are hungry,” said one teacher at a primary school in Highfield, a ...