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Zim earns $99 m from Q1 Marange diamond sales

14 april 2014

Zimbabwe earned $99 million from the sale of Marange diamonds in Belgium and Dubai during the first quarter of 2014.
Reuters reports that a ministry of mines statement released Monday showed that the southern African country sold 960,000 carats in Antwerp at an auction in February and another 381,000 carats in Dubai last month.
Zimbabwe previously sold its diamonds through middlemen.
Harare could not openly market its stones because of Western sanctions that were imposed on President Robert Mugabe, his allies and companies with links to his government, it claimed.
The ministry of mines was planning to hold a diamond auction in the capital Harare before the end of the year.
The European Union last year lifted sanctions on the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC), which jointly mined diamonds in Marange with five companies.

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