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Partnership Africa Canada alleges in a new report that conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic are reaching international markets via Cameroon.
The Kimberley Process chair touted the passage of two “historic” agreements but others are saying that’s actually not what happened at the meeting.
The organization that represents the diamond industry in the Kimberley Process has begun its search to replace Executive Director Pat Syvrud, who is leaving next year.
The diamond miner has made “outstanding arrangements” to outfit the wild reindeer that live near Verkhne-Munskoe with radio collars so they can be tracked.
The Kimberley Process’ Civil Society Coalition will not be attending the upcoming plenary meeting, despite the United Arab Emirates’ recent overtures and media reports to the contrary.
The announcement came right as U.S. industry leaders traveled to the country to discuss bilateral trade between it and the United States.
Left to right: Charles Ntwaagae, Botswana Ambassador to the United Nations; U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon; Raven Carey-James, Nancy Orem Lyman and Nicola Breytenbach Steiner of DEF; Yoo Soon-taek and Elizabeth Ntwaagae
The Diamond Empowerment Fund continued its string of philanthropic contributions at Botswana’s 50th anniversary celebration.
The Kimberley Process has dubbed the Central African Republic’s Boda, Carnot and Nola sub-prefectures as compliant, which means they can begin exporting rough diamonds again soon.
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