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Gold, diamonds and drugs: Portuguese peacekeepers suspected of smuggling

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Portuguese police have clamped down on a crime ring that allegedly involved the country's UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) using military...

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...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...