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Sierra Leone’s ‘peace diamond’ dividend slow in coming

The idea of handing the diamond over to the government to sell was that it would generate money to be put back into developing the local community

Liberia’s Taylor awaits verdict in blood diamond trial

Liberian former leader Charles Taylor awaits a verdict on charges of arming Sierra Leone's rebels in return for "blood diamonds" in the 1990s.

Black market dirties Zimbabwe diamond fields

The funeral of a gem dealer has revealed the illicit trade of diamonds in Zimbabwe has gone underground and may be propping up Zanu-PF cronies.

Report: Mugabe’s loyalists squirrelling diamond money

Global Witness has said mining officials loyal to President Robert Mugabe are stashing profits from Zimbabwe's diamond fields off shore.

US imposes sanctions on two Zim diamond miners

Two Zimbabwean diamond companies operating in the controversial Marange fields have been added to the US' list of sanctioned entities.

Kimberley Process left in the lurch over diamond dispute

Global Witness has left the Kimberley Process after a series of disagreements, including the resumption of sales of Zimbabwe's Marange diamonds.

Indian jewellers eye import of Zim ‘blood diamonds’

Indian officials say imports of gems from Zimbabwe, once banned as "blood diamonds", could begin within weeks.

Zim to get huge diamond boost but activists irate

Zimbabwe could earn billions of dollars selling diamonds from an area scarred by abuse after a crisis that left the "blood diamond" watchdog tattered.

Court finds Ractliffe not guilty in diamonds case

Former Nelson Mandela Children's Fund trustee Jeremy Ractliffe was on Wednesday found not guilty on a charge of possession of uncut diamonds.

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