Part 2: KPCSC wants Russia to help end impasse on new definition of conflict diamonds

In the first installment of this two-part exclusive interview with Shamiso Mtisi, the coordinator of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC), we focused on illegal diamond mining in the continent and where the contraband ends up...

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Part 1: KPCSC gives insight into illegal diamond mining, trading in Africa

Although the diamond watchdog Kimberley Process (KP) prides itself for significantly reducing the flow of conflict goods since its establishment in 2003, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) alleged that illegal diamond...

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De Beers mulls temporary shift of diamond viewings from Botswana

01 june 2020

De Beers has engaged the Botswana government to temporarily shift its sight viewings to international diamond centres only for viewings with sights still invoiced in Botswana. 
De Beers had only conducted two sightholder sales in Gaborone this year and was forced to cancel the April and May sights due to travel restrictions and weaker demand. 

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             Image credit: DTC Botswana

Antwerp, which resumed diamond sales beginning of May, was a potential location for the viewings.
“If we can move our product closer to them it would give us the flexibility to restart sales as soon as the markets reopen,” De Beers executive vice president, diamond trading, Paul Rowley was quoted as saying by Reuters. 
“The temporary measure will enable us and our government partners to generate some revenue in this difficult period.” 
De Beers sells 90% of its total supply from Gaborone.

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