ZANU-PF’S UNHIDDEN STICKY HAND IN ZIMBABWE’S DIAMOND INDUSTRY REVEALED BY SECRET DOCUMENT? – Michael Gibbs for Global Witness

In June 2018, the report of Zimbabwe’s Parliamentary Enquiry into missing diamond revenues detailed some of the hidden interests in the country’s multi-billion dollar diamond industry, notably the security services. But despite the Parliamentary Committee hearing testimony from a procession of former government and security officials, gaps in the final report suggest that full disclosure is still not the order of the day. 

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U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency Issues Detention Orders Against Zimbabwe Marange Diamond Fields

U.S. Customs & Border Protection issued a Withhold Release Order for artisanal rough cut diamonds from Zimbabwe’s Marange diamond fields on Oct. 1, 2019 due to evidence of forced labor. U.S. law prohibits importation of goods made with forced labor///CRIMSON TAZVINZWA//