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The Anglo American Group Foundation has given a three-year contribution to the Diamond Development Initiative, which promotes responsible sourcing and works to improve the lives of local miners in Africa.
The Kimberley Process is calling on its members to pay special attention to any shipments of rough diamonds accompanied by a certificate from Sierra Leone after a fraudulent one surfaced in Antwerp.
The organizations that comprise the KP’s Civil Society Coalition confirmed Tuesday that they won’t be participating in any organized KP events as long as the United Arab Emirates is chair.
The Diamond Empowerment Fund is reformatting its Las Vegas gala to encompass the Good Awards, which previously were presented at a separate event in New York.  
Alrosa’s Andrey Polyakov is the new vice president of the World Diamond Council and will succeed WDC President Edward Asscher when his term expires next year. 
The money, granted Sept. 25 just before the academy’s Student Indaba took place, is meant to help support the next generation of leaders in Africa through access to higher education.
The United Arab Emirates is slated to lead the Kimberley Process in 2016, which is not sitting well with the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in the process.
The United Arab Emirates seems poised to become the Kimberley Process’s next chair and has struck a surprisingly conciliatory tone, though the NGOs involved in the process say concerns remain.
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