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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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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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Whistleblowers accuse Zim officials of externalising diamond revenue

25 march 2014

A leaked document sent to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by a group of whistleblowers has revealed that some Zimbabwean government and ruling party officials used an intricate syndicate to divert diamond revenue to acquire foreign properties and amass massive wealth.
The Zimbabwean newspaper reports that former Mines minister Obert Mpofu and Mbada Diamonds chairperson Robert Mhlanga were name in the report as some of the beneficiaries of the diamond revenue scam.
The weekly, claimed that the revelations buttressed recent statements by the new mines minister Walter Chidhakwa, who said recently that diamond revenue was being lost through cartels.
The whistleblowers alleged that the London Metropolitan Police were investigating senior government officials for money laundering and the purchase of “top drawer” real estate in the United Kingdom with money suspected to come from diamonds and other shady deals.
It was also alleged that valuable mineral resources were handed over without public tender to a web of offshore companies, whose owners remain hidden behind nominee shareholders – pouring cold water on government’s claim that it was using these resources to pay off its debt to the IMF.
“Evidence suggests that Zimbabwe’s natural resources are financing South African real estate shopping sprees and top-end Dubai office space apparently used to carry out covert diamond deals,” reads part of the document.
Meanwhile, Mpofu dismissed the allegations.
“That is nonsense. In any case, I am not ready to comment on issues that relate to mining as I am no longer there,” he was quoted as saying.

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