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28 May 2017 10:38 (South Africa)

Second Marange diamond auction goes ahead

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

On Saturday and Sunday diamonds from Zimbabwe's controversial Marange fields were sold, in the second auction supervised by the Kimberley Process this year. Sales of diamonds from Marange have been banned since November 2009, after accusations of human rights abuses, including the military beating up local inhabitants and forcing them to mine the gems. No such further auctions will be authorised until the Kimberley Process has completed its investigation into the alleged abuses. Read more: Sapa, via Times Live

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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