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Government bans rough diamond export

By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 24 July 2014 Government this week banned the export of rough diamonds, in a move which mines minister Walter Chidhakwa claimed was meant to ensure Zimbabwe gets maximum value for its minerals. Chidhakwa told a conference in Bulawayo Wednesday that cabinet agreed that it...

Merging of diamond firms dismissed as meaningless

By Tererai Karimakwenda SW Radio Africa 23 July, 2014 The government has gone ahead with plans to merge diamond mining firms in Marange, claiming this would “streamline their operations and ensure accountability of proceeds”, according to the state run Herald newspaper. But the plan was dismissed by the...

Big layoffs as Marange diamond deposits run out

By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 30 June 2014 Diamond mining firms in Marange will this week lay off more workers in an exercise which will result in more than 400 job losses. A Daily News report quoted worker’s unions saying Chinese companies Anjin and Jinan are among the companies that have ceased...

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