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FORMER ZIMBABWE CABINET MEMBER ACCUSES MUGABE’S PARTY OF CORRUPTION

A former cabinet minister in Zimbabwe claims the ruling party used revenue from diamond fields in the east of the country to pay for $70 million worth of T-shirts and caps for the 2013 elections. Jonathan Moyo, who is one of the most bitter and outspoken of former president Robert Mugabe’s allies, claimed that the […]

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World’s fifth largest diamond discovered in Lesotho

A diamond thought to be the fifth largest of gem quality ever found has been discovered in Lesotho, miner Gem Diamonds said Monday, and could be worth as much as $40 million. The company unearthed the D-colour stone at the Letseng mine in the landlocked southern African country and described the 910-carat find as of […]

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Zimbabwean woman arrested with 10 carats of diamonds in her undies

A Zimbabwean woman has been arrested after being found with 10 carats of diamonds stashed in her underwear, says a report. According to New Zimbabwe.com, Happiness Chikwenje was arrested after being lured to the home of Lebanese businessman Sleiman Ahmad by police. The police were carrying out a raid when the accused made a call […]

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Sierra Leone: 709 carat uncut ‘Peace diamond’ sold for $6.5m in New York auction

A 709 carat uncut diamond discovered in March 2017 by a group of miners in Sierra Leone fetched $6.5m at a New York auction on Monday (December 4, 2017). The stone was found by one pastor Emmanuel Momoh in Koryardu, located in the country’s eastern Kono district. It was the biggest diamond in the country’s […]

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