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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.
The Diamond Empowerment Fund has made another donation to the African Leadership Academy, the Johannesburg-based program that helps prepare students for college.
After a recent visit with Myanmar’s leader, the White House announced that it plans to lift the remaining financial and trade sanctions against the country.
The Diamond Development Initiative has received grants from the Diamond Empowerment Fund and Brilliant Earth to fund the schools.
Ahmed Bin Sulayem is reportedly the first acting KP chairman to pay a visit to the nation, which only recently was allowed to begin exporting diamonds again.
The American Gem Trade Association has initiated a project to fight the rise of the disease that results from workers inhaling airborne silica dust.
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