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Vol 54 No 20

Published 4th October 2013


Zimbabwe

Gems make friends

After intense lobbying by Belgium, on 24 September the European Union lifted its ban on diamond imports from the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation and its partners – Marange Resources, Canadile, Mbada, Kimberworth Investments and Diamond Mining Corporation. The 2002 EU ban was imposed because the ZMDC was believed to be channelling funds to President Robert Mugabe. Now, a delighted Antwerp World Diamond Centre is inviting members to ‘an exclusive networking lunch in the presence of the local Zimbabwean diamond industry’ on 25 October in Harare.

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