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US Bans Import of Zimbabwe Diamonds
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has blocked theimport of rough diamonds mined from the Marange fields in Zimbabwe, claimingthey were produced using forced labor. “CBP is firmly committed to identifying and preventingproducts made with...
Mining Oct 03, 2019 Rapaport News
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Alrosa Partners with Zimbabwe Mining Company
Alrosa has agreed to a joint venture with nationalminer Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) for exploring new diamondprojects in the country. The deal, which provides Alrosa with a 70% stake in any newgreenfield deposits, encompasses...
Mining Jul 17, 2019 Rapaport News
Vast to Mine Zimbabwe’s Marange Fields
Vast Resources has been invited to mine at the Marangediamond fields in Zimbabwe as part of a joint venture. The UK-headquartered miner will collaborate with theChiadzwa Community Development Trust, which was granted the right to mine theHeritage...
Mining Feb 17, 2019 Rapaport News
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ZMDC Appoints New General Manager
Jerry Ndlovu, the current director of Zimbabwe’s Airports and Business Development at the Civil Aviation Authority, has been appointed general manager of Zimbabwe Minerals and Development Corporation (ZMDC), The Standard reported. Ndlovu will...
Mining Jan 02, 2012 Deena Taylor
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Zimbabwe: Rampant Abuses in Marange Diamond Fields
Press Release: Zimbabwe police and private security guards employed by mining companies in the Marange diamond fields are shooting, beating and unleashing attack dogs on poor, local unlicensed miners. The evidence gathered by Human...
Fair Trade Aug 30, 2011 Human Rights Watch
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Kimberley Process' WGM Allows Marange Shipment
The Kimberley Process Working Group for Monitoring (WGM) has agreed to release a shipment of Marange diamonds being held in Dubai. Sources involved in the discussions in Kinshasa in June told Rapaport News that the decision relates...
Fair Trade Jul 05, 2011 Avi Krawitz
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Zimbabwe's PM Says Diamond Revenue to Help Pay Off Debt
Zimbabwe will use revenue from diamond sales to pay off part of its $7.1 billion external debt, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said. In an interview with Reuters, Tsvangirai explained that the country will seek...
Rough Markets Mar 09, 2011 Deena Taylor
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Kimberley Process Approves Zimbabwe Proposal
Zimbabwe moved one step closer to legally exporting goods from its Marange mine after all members of the Kimberley Process approved a proposal to enable the exports. “This is an important step forward to allow the exports...
Mining Jan 19, 2011 Avi Krawitz
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Kimberley Process Dismisses Claims That it Approved Marange Diamond Sales
Representatives from the Kimberley Process refuted claims that it had approved sales of diamonds mined at Zimbabwe’s Marange fields. “No decision has been made yet,” stressed a spokesperson for the Kimberley Process in the Democratic...
Fair Trade Jan 05, 2011 Avi Krawitz
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Two Israelis Arrested For Smuggling Zimbabwe Diamonds
Customs officials at Ben Gurion Airport this past week arrested two Israelis suspected of smuggling approximately $140,000 (NIS 500,000) worth of rough diamonds from Zimbabwe through Tel Aviv. The Israel Tax Authority said...
Fair Trade Dec 26, 2010 Avi Krawitz
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Diamond Person of the Year 2010
Back in November 2009, delegates from roughly 78 governments, along with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and representatives from the diamond industry, gathered in a small town along the coast of Namibia called Swakopmund for the annual...
Fair Trade Dec 23, 2010 Avi Krawitz
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KP to Meet in Brussels to Resolve Zimbabwe Dispute
Key members of the Kimberley Process (KP) will meet on Tuesday in Brussels to try and resolve the disputes surrounding the status of rough diamond exports from Zimbabwe’s Marange fields. Consultations will take place between...
Fair Trade Nov 22, 2010 Avi Krawitz
AWDC Delegation Visits Zimbabwe
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) sent a delegation of diamond industry professionals to Zimbabwe to help progress negotiations to resume exports from the Marange mine. “The goal of the fact-finding mission is to facilitate the resumption of all diamond exports from Zimbabwe in full compliance with all relevant international...
Fair Trade Nov 16, 2010 Avi Krawitz
Canadile Officials Appear in Court
Six officials involved in the Canadile concession of the Marange mine in Zimbabwe appeared in court Monday charged with fraudulently acquiring the mining operation. Five officials involved the charges are from the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC), a company under U.S. and EU sanctions, and one...
Fair Trade Nov 09, 2010 Avi Krawitz
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KP Fails to Make Decision on a Defiant Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe vowed to immediately resume exports of diamonds from the Marange fields despite a breakdown in negotiations at the Kimberley Process plenary in Jerusalem late Thursday. Obert Mpofu, Zimbabwe’s mine minister, told reporters that the country...
Fair Trade Nov 04, 2010 Avi Krawitz
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Officials from Canadile, ZMDC Face Marange Fraud Charges
Five top officials from the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC), a company under U.S. and E.U. sanctions, and one official from Canadile Miners have been arrested for fraudulently gaining the rights...
Fair Trade Nov 04, 2010 Avi Krawitz
Zimbabwe Court Lifts Charges Against Farai Maguwu
Farai Maguwu, the director of Zimbabwe’s Centre for Research and Development, has been acquitted from charges that he presented confidential government documents to Kimberley Process monitor Abbey Chikane, ZimEye.org reported. Harare magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti on Thursday withdrew charges against Maguwu as the police accepted that...
Fair Trade Oct 21, 2010 Avi Krawitz
KP’s Rough Task
India is clearly courting Zimbabwe. In doing so, the world’s largest diamond cutting center is sending its own, none-too-subtle, message ahead of the Kimberley Process (KP) plenary meeting set to take place in Jerusalem on November 1. The local Indian industry hosted Zimbabwe Mines Minister Obert Mpofu, where...
Fair Trade Oct 21, 2010 Avi Krawitz
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Advocacy Groups Call for Transparency from Zim's Mbada Diamonds
The Southern African Resource Watch (SARW), an advocacy group for the region's resource sector, and three members of Chiadzwa community in Marange, Zimbabwe, have petitioned the parent company of Mbada Diamonds to reveal the full...
Fair Trade Oct 20, 2010 Avi Krawitz
Zimbabwe Mines Minister Obert Mpofu
Surat Requests $100M Monthly Rough Supply From Zimbabwe
Surat Rough Diamond Sourcing Limited (SRDS), a company set up to source rough diamonds for local manufacturers, has requested that Zimbabwe supply it with $100 million worth of Marange diamonds each month. In a letter presented to Zimbabwe...
Fair Trade Oct 15, 2010 Avi Krawitz
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