Diamond – Voice of America reported that in order to stop illegal blood diamond trading, Cameroon and Chad are increasing their border security. They suspect that the gems may be sponsoring "armed groups in neighboring Central African Republic."
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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.
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.