Botswana Q2 diamond exports drop 68% as COVID-19 bites – report

Botswana’s rough diamond exports fell 68% in the second quarter of the year as the Coronavirus pandemic continue to wreak havoc, according to news reports.


Endiama in radio programme to educate citizens on diamond operations

Angola’s state-owned diamond company, Endiama has this month broadcast a radio programme aimed at educating citizens in the province of Lunda Sul on the operations of the diamond industry.


ALROSA earns $35.8 million from diamond sales in July

Sales of rough and polished diamonds in July amounted to $35.8 million, including proceeds from rough diamond sales of $22.7 million, and polished diamond sales of $13.2 million, the company said in a press release distributed on Monday.


Anjin returns to full-scale Marange operations as it pumps in $38 million

Anjin Diamond, a joint venture between China’s Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Company (AFECC) and Matt Bronze, an investment vehicle controlled by Zimbabwe’s military, has returned to full-scale operations in Marange with an initial investment...


Call for international audit of Zim diamond earnings since 2010

A former Zimbabwean finance minister and opposition leader has called for an international audit of the country’s diamond earnings for the past 10 years.


De Beers Vet Joins Lab-Grown Company ALTR

25 september 2019
( - Richard J. Whitby, who previously served as senior vice president of finance for De Beers group sightholder sales, has joined ALTR Created Diamonds as the company’s new chief financial officer. Whitby worked for De Beers from 2007 to 2018, according to his LinkedIn profile. His experience includes time in De Beers’ marketing, supply chain, and sales and distribution divisions. He most recently worked as a financial consultant for diamond companies based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.