The Marange diamond fields are an area of widespread small-scale diamond production in Chiadzwa, Mutare West, Zimbabwe. 'Although estimates of the reserves contained in this area vary wildly, some have suggested that it could be home to one of the world's richest diamond deposits'. The hugely prolific fields are regarded by some experts as the world's biggest diamond (in carats, not by value
21/06/2016· Deadly Diamonds (2009): Could Zimbabwe be suspended from the global diamond trade in the aftermath of the massacre at the Marange diamonds fields? For similar stories, see: Zimbabwe's Gold
A unique feature of the Marange diamonds is the brownish colouration on the outer skin of some stones. This is believed to be the result of surface geological processes in the sedimentary environment and the subjection of the stones to radiation emanating from the basement granite, and high heat and pressure as a result of dolerite intrusions ubiquitous in the area, and the Pan-African
10/09/2017· Political elites and security services have captured the companies mining Zimbabwe’s Marange diamond fields and siphoned off billions, even as
26/04/2018· Thousands of villagers around east Zimbabwe’s Marange diamond fields took to the streets on Monday to protest the looting of diamond revenue
THE MARANGE DIAMOND FIELDS OF ZIMBABWE: AN OVERVIEW . October, 2011 “We have begun to see how this mineral wealth can become a curse –as it so often has been in Africa, as people are killed and communities destroyed in the fight for diamonds that will forever be marked with the blood of the innocent.” Rowan Williams, October 2011, Harare.
29/10/2019· Zimbabwe: Rough diamonds from the Marange diamond fields get detention order by U.S. customs and border protection. Rough diamonds from the Marange Diamond Fields have been hit by the detention orders issues by the U.S customs and boarder protection (CPB).
8/08/2011· A torture camp run by Zimbabwe's security forces is operating in the country's rich Marange diamond fields, BBC Panorama has found. The programme heard from recent victims who told of
15/03/2012· After weeks of negotiations with the government, CNN's Marketplace Africa show has been granted access to the controversial Marange diamond fields in eastern Zimbabwe.
Human rights abuses in Marange and plans by the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) to rope in artisanal miners risk putting the country on the agenda of the Kimberley Process
By Staff Reporter MUTARE-FOUR armed robbers who had reportedly turned the Marange diamond fields into a free for all since 2017, have been arrested. The four, on several occasions with help from
2/07/2019· Washington headquartered Blue Nile has blacklisted diamonds from Zimbabwe due to reported human rights abuses in the Marange diamond district in a major blow to efforts to generate more revenue for the forex-starved economy, Business Times heard this week. Zimbabwe diamonds have been under the
10/03/2017· The Marange diamond fields have once again been plunged into chaos in the aftermath of the sudden removal of Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) acting chief executive officer Ridge
17/02/2010· The BBC investigate the diamond mines of Zimbabwe which earn billion dollars per month, and are considered the richest deposits of diamonds in the World. A new airport bigger than Zimbabwe's main
26/06/2009· (Johannesburg) Zimbabwe's armed forces are engaging in the forced labor of children and adults, and are torturing and beating local villagers on the diamond fields of Marange district in eastern
The controversy over Marange diamond fields in Zimbabwe has received much global attention. This new report by Sokwanele brings together a wide-ranging overview of events, meetings, human rights abuses and environmental degradation rampant in the mineral-rich area.
24/11/2009· As Marange rough diamonds are uniquely identifiable, the ban does not apply to diamonds from Zimbabwe that are not from the Marange area. Legitimate nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have documented severe human rights abuses in Marange. Their demands that Zimbabwe be expelled from the Kimberley Process (KP) were denied. Human Rights
8/08/2011· A torture camp run by Zimbabwe's security forces is operating in the country's rich Marange diamond fields, BBC Panorama has found. The programme heard from recent victims who told of severe
“Alrosa’s entry into Marange is shrouded in secrecy and this has been the same script that the Zimbabwe Government has used to identify investors for Marange diamonds,” it said in a statement, titled “Alrosa enters Zimbabwe’s Marange killing fields.”
‘An Inside Job’ examines five of the major mining companies that have recently operated in the Marange diamond fields and so continue to hold a stake in its future: Kusena, Anjin, Jinan, Diamond Mining Corporation (DMC), and Mbada. It details the steps companies have taken, in some cases, to conceal their finances, shield their operations
Marange area is located in the mountainous border town of Mutare under Manicaland province in Zimbabwe.Marange is traditionally administered by the Marange chieftaincy. It is located about 100 km south-west of Mutare city. The area is predominantly home to the Manyika speaking Marange people.
20/10/2019· The Marange mining region in the east of Zimbabwe is estimated to have one of the world's richest diamond reserves and is a vital revenue earner for a country in a dire economic straits. Zimbabwe
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10/03/2017· The Marange diamond fields have once again been plunged into chaos in the aftermath of the sudden removal of Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) acting chief executive officer Ridge Nyashanu and the deterioration of security in the area. Source: Chaos in Marange diamond fields NewsDay Zimbabwe March 10, 2017. BY RICHARD
Reap What You Sow: Greed and Corruption in Zimbabwe’s Marange Diamond Fields While Zimbabwe’s finances suffer, the same cannot be said for bank ledgers of ZANU insiders, including the Minister. By most accounts, Minister Mpofu is a very rich man. He is variously described as owning
Marange is the name of diamond fields that spread over some 566.5 kilometers in Chiadzwa, Zimbabwe. These diamonds fields were discovered in 2006, at the peak of the political, economic and humanitarian crisis in the country. The production of diamonds in Marange is controversial due to the illegal mining and the frequent government raids in
The struggle for power in Zimbabwe is inextricably linked to the discovery of “the richest diamond field ever seen by several orders of magnitude” (1) at Marange
Estimated to have produced almost 17 million carats in 2013, Marange diamond production represents about 13% of global rough supply on a per carat basis (see Figure 2). Figure 1: The Marange diamond fields (noted with red star) are located in Eastern Zimbabwe, not far from the border of Mozambique. Source Google Maps.
Harare Diamond explorer, Botswana Diamonds has concluded an agreement with AIM-listed Vast Resources which has set in motion the development of their concessions in the prolific Marange Diamond Fields of eastern Zimbabwe, according to a statement by Botswana Diamonds chairman John Teeling.
Powerful military and political elites and security forces have controlled and secretly exploited Zimbabwe’s once promising diamond sector, while concealing the scale of the loss to its people, a new report from Global Witness reveals. ‘An Inside Job’ examines five of the major mining companies that recently operated in the Marange diamond region.
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