Marange diamond fields

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 11th, 2013
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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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Jan 25th, 2013
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Zimbabwe
Nov 13th, 2012
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 6th, 2012
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 10th, 2012
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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 ...
By benim
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Nov 2nd, 2011
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Harare – Zimbabwe could earn billions of dollars a year selling diamonds from a region scarred by army abuse, officials said on Wednesday after a crisis that left the global “blood diamond” watchdog badly tarnished. Opponents slammed the decision by the Kimberley Process (KP) to let...
By benim
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Aug 8th, 2011
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Cape Town – A torture camp run by Zimbabwe’s security forces is operating in the country’s rich Marange diamond fields, the BBC reported on Monday. According to the report, victims had recently told of severe beatings and sexual assault. “It is a place of torture where sometimes miners are unab...
By benim
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Jun 24th, 2011
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Zimbabwe has been given the green light to sell diamonds from its Marange diamond fields by the industry’s leading certification system, but the decision did not have the backing of all members. Participants of the Kimberley Process, which aims to stop “conflict diamonds” entering t...
By benim
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Jun 16th, 2011
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Foreign mining firms operating in Zimbabwe are on track to meet a September deadline to sell majority stakes to local investors, though the government will be flexible in its approach, a senior ministry official said. Earlier this month major mining firms had to submit plans for how they expect to co...
By benim
In Mozambique
Jun 13th, 2011
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Mozambique is speeding up preparations to join an international conflict diamond monitoring scheme amid widespread gem smuggling from Zimbabwe’s controversial Marange mines, state media said on Monday. Mining Minister Esperanca Bias said Mozambique, which hopes to start mining its own diamonds ...