Diamond – The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme's 2013 plenary meeting is being held this week, and some attendees hope that the initiative's shortcomings will be addressed.
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Diamond – The US Department of State announced that as part of a partnership between the United States and Guinea, the US will help the African nation adhere more closely to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.
Diamond – Mining Weekly reported that, according to Susan Shabangu, South Africa's minister of mining, over 99 percent of the diamonds currently being traded are conflict free. That's a fairly large jump from about 85 percent during the 1990s.
Diamond – JTA reported that Jose Fernandez, the United States' assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs, is in Israel to discuss trade, particularly conflict diamonds.
Diamond – Reuters reported that the Zimbabwe government through its mining firm ZMDC, which operates 5 joint venture mines in its Marange fields, expects to double its 2012 diamond production of 8 million carats this year.
Diamond – Reuters reported U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Liberia is showing only limited commitment to efforts to stop the trade in blood diamonds that has fueled conflicts in Africa.
Diamond – Reuters reported Ivory Coast will lobby the U.N. to lift the current ban against the export of diamonds from its country this week.
Diamond – USAToday reported Global Witness said mining officials loyal to the authoritarian president are stashing profits from Zimbabwe's diamond fields.
Diamond – Business Insider reported the systems that monitor mining,and trafficking of diamonds are ineffective, and some countries still trade blood diamonds.
Diamond – Bloomberg reports two human rights groups say Zimbabwe breached an international agreement.