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Botswana, Namibia Lead Africa in Mining Attractiveness Survey
The most attractive jurisdictions for mining and exploration investment include one diamond-producing region, but several...
News Mar 07, 2014 Jeff Miller
GIA Exhibits at Jewellex Africa 2013
Press Release: The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) continued its outreach to the South African gem and...
Press Release Sep 09, 2013 GIA
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DEF Names Good Awards Honorees
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) unveiled the winners of the third annual Good Awards this past...
News Jul 29, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
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UN Envoy Proposes Principles to Guide Peace in DRC
The United Nations envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes Region proposed a set of principles to guide immediate peace...
News May 21, 2013 Jeff Miller
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Asia-Pacific Consolidates Position as Largest Luxury Goods Market
Asia-Pacific’s share of the global luxury consumer market grew for the second consecutive year in 2011, overshadowing...
News Oct 04, 2012 Dilipp S Nag
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Three Diamond-Producing Nations Make Most Failed Country List
Foreign Policy magazine listed three diamond-producing countries in its top 10 most failed states index for 2012....
News Jun 19, 2012 Jeff Miller
Trans Hex Operation
Trans Hex's FY Revenue +15%, Profit Jumps to $25M
Trans Hex reported a 15 percent year on year increase in revenue to $89 million (ZAR 754.5 million) for the...
News Jun 11, 2012 Jeff Miller
GIA Conducts Junior Gem Program in Southern Africa
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) held two workshops in southern Africa in which 35 students from Johannesburg, South...
News Apr 17, 2012 Jeff Miller
Rockwell Restructures Agreement with AVR
Rockwell Diamonds reached an agreement with Africa Vanguard Resources (AVR) with respect to acquiring the Jasper diamond...
News Mar 19, 2012 Jeff Miller
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Fairtrade & Fairmined Gold Celebrates Anniversary
The world’s first independent, ethical certification system for responsibly mined gold --Fairtrade and Fairmined gold--...
News Mar 06, 2012 Jeff Miller
India Urges Exporters to Explore New Markets
India’s Commerce Secretary, Rahul Khullar, urged Indian exporters to diversify their presence in new markets like Africa...
News Dec 22, 2011 Dilipp S Nag
U.S. State Dpt. Program to Empower Artisanal Mining Communities
Video Sep 27, 2011
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DEF Appoints Lyman as New Executive
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) appointed Nancy Orem Lyman as the group's executive director and vice...
News Aug 12, 2011 Jeff Miller
AWDC to Help Famine Relief in Africa
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) added its support to famine relief efforts for the Horn...
News Aug 12, 2011 Jeff Miller
Rockwell Diamonds
Rockwell Can Complete Tirisano Acquisition
Rockwell Diamonds announced that it had met the necessary conditions to complete its Tirisano diamond mine acquisition...
News Aug 09, 2011 Jeff Miller
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Diamond News Broadcast
Download MP3 audio.In the news, a quick wrap-up of the RapNet® Diamond Index (RNDI) for June and...
Video Jul 06, 2011 Rapaport News
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Diamcor Completes Initial Phase Drilling at Krone-Endora
Diamcor Mining Inc. completed drilling its initial phase targets on the Krone-Endora at Venetia diamond project in South...
News Jun 29, 2011 Jeff Miller
De Beers Publishes its 2010 Sustainability Report
De Beers published its sixth annual report to society, "Living up to Diamonds," which charted the company’s sustainability performance for the year 2010.During the...
News Jun 23, 2011 Jeff Miller
Trans Hex Operation
DBCM Sells Namaqualand to Trans Hex for $33M
De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) agreed to sell it Namaqualand Mines to Trans Hex in a transaction valued at about $33.4 million...
News May 06, 2011 Jeff Miller
WFBD Members to Face Sanctions for Not Disclosing Treatments
Press Release: The 2011 Presidents' Meeting of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) concluded yesterday with the WFDB Africa Summit where...
Press Release Apr 14, 2011 WFDB
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