Marange

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
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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
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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 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...