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Three days of violence clear Angolan town of Congolese

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Residents of Kapende, a Congolese neighbourhood in the Angolan town Lucapa, scrawled messages on their homes to keep looters away, but it...

New date set for Mugabe diamond hearing

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Former President Robert Mugabe was scheduled to answer questions this week related to diamond mining operations during his tenure in the Zimbabwe...

Zimbabwean police find 3 dead illegal diamond miners

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Zimbabwean police have recovered the bodies of three illegal diamond miners and are searching for up to seven more missing people, a...

Rough diamonds, gold bust at Beitbridge

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Rough diamonds and gold worth over R2 million was discovered by a customs' officials at the Beitbridge border post in Limpopo. In a...

Diamonds and dagga confiscated on Lesotho border

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That border protection is not only preventing people from illegally entering South Africa comes from the Lesotho/Free State border where diamonds valued...

Embargo fails to stop Ivory Coast illicit diamond trade: U.N. experts

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An eight-year-old U.N. embargo has failed to stop the illicit production and trafficking of Ivory Coast rough diamonds that are continuously being...

In hot pursuit: Resource wars in Africa

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For centuries conflict and resources have been intrinsically interlinked.(2) In the present era, the fight for resources continues to be a feature...

Diamond watchdog okays Zimbabwe diamond sales

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Zimbabwe has been allowed to export diamonds from its Marange fields by the industry's top certification system, ending two years of dispute...

Fighting over CAR diamonds kills at least 21

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At least 21 people have been killed in running gun clashes between two former rebel groups seeking control of a diamond-mining area...

Sierra Leone sees recovery in diamond exports

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Sierra Leone is seeing a recovery in diamond exports, its main foreign currency earner, after falling prices hit the sector in 2009,...

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Presidential pep talk on Armed Forces Day

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President Cyril Ramaphosa had his Commander-in-Chief cap on when he addressed the country’s airmen, military medics, sailors and soldiers in Polokwane last Friday. Sadly, he...