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US Bans Import of Zimbabwe Diamonds
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has blocked the import of rough diamonds mined from the Marange
News Oct 03, 2019 Rapaport News
CAR President
CAR Announces Diamond-Buying Reforms
The Central African Republic (CAR) on Thursday unveiled a program to overhaul its diamond sector, with the goal
News Oct 03, 2019 Rapaport News
Stephane Fischler
WDC Warns Against Smuggled CAR Diamonds
The World Diamond Council (WDC) has cautioned the trade to be vigilant when buying diamonds from the
News Oct 02, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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WDC Executive Director Exits Organization
Marie-Chantal Kaninda has stepped down as executive director of the World Diamond Council (WDC) after two and
News Sep 03, 2019 Rapaport News
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DPA Seeks to Eradicate Diamond Misconceptions
The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has released a campaign that aims to challenge misconceptions about diamond mining
News Aug 19, 2019 Rapaport News
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Blom Urges KP to Define Systemic Violence
The war on conflict diamonds will remain at a standstill until the industry can agree on what constitutes systemic
News Jul 29, 2019 Leah Meirovich
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Alrosa Partners with Zimbabwe Mining Company
Alrosa has agreed to a joint venture with national miner Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) for exploring
News Jul 17, 2019 Rapaport News
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Rough Trading Slowed in 2018
Global rough-diamond shipments dropped last year, reflecting slower trading in India and Belgium, according to new data
News Jul 09, 2019 Rapaport News
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Global Diamond Production Value Rises
Global rough-diamond output grew 2% to $14.47 billion last year, reflecting higher production in Botswana, according to data the
News Jul 07, 2019 Rapaport News
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Trust Is Key for Ethical Dealing, Say Suppliers
Transparency is a growing goal for wholesalers, but there’s another “T” word that may be even more important:
News Jun 19, 2019 Joyce Kauf
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Industry Leaders Encourage Reform at KP
World Diamond Council (WDC) president Stephane Fischler urged Kimberley Process (KP) member governments to reach an agreement
News Jun 17, 2019 Rapaport News
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US Looks to Tighten Jewelry-Origin Rules
The US government wants the jewelry industry to declare the origin of all materials in products, trade organizations learned
News Apr 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
CAR
CAR Invites De Beers and Alrosa to Mine Its Diamonds
The Central African Republic (CAR) is trying to entice large diamond-mining companies to set up operations in the country, as part
News Apr 02, 2019 Leah Meirovich
WDC UN
UN Resolution Calls for KP Reforms
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has enacted a resolution calling for reforms to increase the effectiveness
News Mar 05, 2019 Rapaport News
Botswana Zimbabwe
Botswana Denies Zimbabwe Loan Report
The president of Botswana has repudiated claims that the country planned to loan Zimbabwe $600 million to support
News Mar 03, 2019 Rapaport News
WDC KP
KP Needs to Embrace Change, WDC Says
World Diamond Council (WDC) president Stephane Fischler has urged the Kimberley Process (KP) to implement changes
News Mar 03, 2019 Rapaport News
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De Beers Ready to Relax Its Provenance Rules
De Beers is planning to loosen its source-disclosure restrictions for sightholders following requests for increased transparency, Rapaport News
News Dec 13, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Marange diamond fields
Marange Critical to Zimbabwe Reforms, Says NGO
Global Witness is calling for improved transparency in Zimbabwe’s diamond sector, pitching it as a test case for the new
News Dec 09, 2018 Rapaport News
Alrosa rough
‘Diamonds and Lies’ Exposes the Real Fake
In the era of fake news and synthetic diamonds, it was a matter of time before the two would meet.
Analysis Dec 06, 2018 Avi Krawitz
Artisanal diamonds miner in Sierra Leone
WDC Issues Definition of Conflict Diamonds
The World Diamond Council (WDC) has released its proposed new Kimberley Process (KP) definition of conflict
News Nov 14, 2018 Rapaport News
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