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

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

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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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British MP says Zim army leading syndicates of ‘illegal diamond panners’

19 july 2012

A British member of parliament has claimed that some military personnel in Zimbabwe have formed syndicates of “illegal diamond panners” in Marange that they protect and escort while smuggling diamonds into Mozambique.
Newsday quoted Peter Hain as saying in the British Parliament that the syndicates were lining their pockets with diamond profits.
He said the European Union should extend the targeted sanctions still in place against President Robert Mugabe and top Zanu PF officials to include the “mafia” controlling the diamond fields.
“Nearly every soldier in Marange is involved in one way or the other in illegal mining. Soldiers have formed syndicates of diamond panners whom they then protect and escort,” he said.
“Many of the diamonds are smuggled into Mozambique, to the town of Vila de Manica only 12 miles (19,2km) from the Zimbabwe border.”
Hain also said that several government officials were behind illicit diamond deals in Zimbabwe.
However, Zimbabwe’s Mines minister Obert Mpofu denied the allegations saying all diamond deals in Marange were above board.

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