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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...

Gold rush reported at Inyathi

By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 21 July 2014 Significant gold deposits have been discovered by panners at Inyathi, in the Bubi district of Matebeleland North, reports suggest. According to the State-run Chronicle newspaper the discovery happened last month and since then thousands of panners from across...

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