Civil society mounts pressure to block sale of Zim diamonds

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President Robert Mugabe revealed in March that diamonds worth billions of US dollars had been looted from the country.

ANDREW KUNAMBURA

AN alliance of international civil society organisations affiliated to the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) has urged the grouping of diamond-trading nations to classify Zimbabwe’s gemstones as conflict diamonds in order to prevent their sale on the formal market.

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