GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

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Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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23 august 2021

ZCDC guards unleash dogs on illegal Marange diamond miners

20 august 2019

zcdc_logo.pngState-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) security guards have allegedly unleashed dogs and seriously injured several illegal diamond miners in Marange, according to a local civic organisation.
The Centre for Natural Resources Governance (CNRG) said the artisanal miners were arrested by the guards whilst digging for diamonds near Mbada Hills in Marange.
“We are appalled by the continued use of torture and killings as punishment against artisanal miners by state security agents and the state owned ZCDC guards,” CNRG executive director Farai Muguwu was quoted as saying by
“The guards ordered them to sit down at gun point, handcuffed and set vicious dogs on them, leading to serious injuries. The artisanal miners were denied food and access to ablution facilities.”
He said they want the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and the Zimbabwe Human Right Commission to help in the successful prosecution of perpetrators of human rights violations and bring an end to the impunity they enjoy.
Zimbabwean diamonds were blacklisted last June by Blue Nile due to reports of human rights abuses in Marange.

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