As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepared for his appearance before Congress this week, he is unlikely to have anticipated facing so many questions about Diamond and Silk. The Silicon Valley giant - quizzed by members of the House Commerce Committee … [Read more...] about Diamond and Silk: Who are the Donald Trump super-fans and why are they angry with Facebook?
Stones against diamonds
Diamond traders' eyes gleam whenever they hear the word 'Marange.' That's the name of a vast diamond field in eastern Zimbabwe. It is about the size of the German capital Berlin and in its depths huge deposits of diamonds lie waiting to be discovered. Many experts believe it to … [Read more...] about Zimbabwean diamonds set to return to the European market
Delegates from 81 countries which belong to the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) met for four days in Johannesburg to discuss proposals designed to give them more power to act against the sellers and and recipients of so-called 'blood diamonds.' The KPCS was founded … [Read more...] about Kimberley Process meeting fails to redefine ‘blood diamonds’
The diamond embargo came into force in 2005, following civil war that broke out in 2002, sparked by a failed coup attempt against then-President Laurent Gbagbo. The stones were helping to fund rebels that controlled the country's north, while the government controlled the south. … [Read more...] about UN lifts diamond export embargo for Ivory Coast
Last week Tanzanian police struck a blow against international diamond smuggling. A consignment of diamonds worth around 28 million euros ($33.4 million) was seized at the country's main airport. Petra Diamonds, the biggest listed diamond company in the world, based in the … [Read more...] about Africa is rich in diamonds but still poor