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Namibian diamond town opens gates to the public

A diamond-mining town in Namibia that previously restricted visitors has opened to the public in hopes of boosting tourism and diversifying its economy. The remote town of Oranjemund, which lies in a diamond-mining area called the Sperrgebiet, or “prohibited area” in German, held celebrations this month to declare an end …

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Sierra Leone to sell 709-carat diamond in New York auction

Sierra Leone said on Tuesday it plans to auction off a massive 709-carat diamond at a December sale in New York, aiming to make a clean break with the “blood diamonds” of its past. The stone, which was unearthed in March, is the largest discovered in Sierra Leone in almost …

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Indian ambassador urges value-addition of diamonds

Zimbabwe should partner with other countries to establish a diamond cutting and polishing centre if the country is to benefit from value-addition of its gemstones, Indian ambassador to Zimbabwe, Rungsung Masakui has said. The Indian envoy made the remarks at a public lecture titled Unlocking Zimbabwe’s Gemstone Wealth: Lessons from …

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New diamond ‘find’ in Mutare

Thousands of families could be relocated from Penhalonga, just outside Mutare amid claims that rich diamond deposits have been discovered in the area, although the government is dampening expectations. This comes as production at the Marange diamond fields also in Manicaland, has plummeted to all-time low due to the government’s …

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Robert Mugabe sleeping on duty: Where is the US$15 Billion?

ZimFirst leader Maxwell Shumba has questioned President Robert Mugabe as to where the $15 billion he claimed disappeared sometime last year during his interview with the ZBC. Mugabe told the nation through the national broadcaster that $15bn had been stolen from diamond sales in Chiadzwa. “Robert Mugabe-Where is the US$15 …

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Sierra Leone diamond pastor pledges to build a school

The Sierra Leonean pastor whose workers found one of the world’s largest rough diamonds has pledged to build a new school and bridge in the village where it was found. Pastor Emmanuel Momoh brought the 709-carat precious stone, found in the eastern Kono district, to the capital, Freetown, last week. President …

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