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CAR set to resume diamond exports after 3-year KP ban

08 june 2016
Central African Republic (CAR) is set to resume diamond exports following a three-year ban by the Kimberley Process on allegations that militias were using diamond proceeds to fund their operations.
Reuters quoted mines minister Leopold Mboli Fatrane as saying that the partial lifting of the export ban would firstly apply to the southern region of Berberati.
"Very quickly we'll be working on other zones. As you know, we must follow certain conditions imposed by the Kimberley Process," he said.
"We must separate the so-called 'blood diamonds' from those that aren't."
KP allowed CAR to restart rough diamond exports on the condition that it implemented a programme to ensure the traceability of its stones, Reuters reports.
"As you know, today security has returned to Berberati. The government is today able to ensure traceability there," said Mboli.
The first diamonds to be shipped from the country following the resumption of exports comprise 3,703 carats of stocks subject to examination approval by the government's diamond inspection office.
CAR officially exported 371,917 carats of diamonds, worth over $62 million, in 2012, the year before the ban was put in place, according to KP data.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished