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Forevermark and the Diamond Empowerment Fund are teaming up and launching the Forevermark Promise Scholars program this year, which will provide assistance to DEF’s educational beneficiaries in Africa.
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has given a $175,000 grant to be split among its three beneficiaries, all of which provide higher education in diamond-producing nations.
The Diamond Empowerment Fund said that DJ M.O.S. has been selected to spin at the third annual Good Awards this January. 
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) said it doesn’t have a firm date for its tender of rough diamonds from Zimbabwe’s Marange region, rebuffing reports that the sale started this week.
Though there is no new definition for conflict, members of the Kimberley Process did pave the way for one nation to get back into the diamond trade at last week’s plenary in Johannesburg.
The shareholders of Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd., a De Beers Group sightholder and diamond and jewelry manufacturer, have earmarked some funds for a very important and altruistic purpose.
It’s time again for the Kimberley Process’ annual plenary meeting, and process observers say a broader definition of “conflict” diamond doesn’t seem any closer to finding the support it needs to pass this year.
After being led by the same individual for more than a dozen years, the World Diamond Council (WDC), the organization created as the diamond industry’s voice on the issue of conflict diamonds, has established a term limit for its president.
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