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U.S. Strategy Combats Trafficking of Wildlife for Consumer Pleasure & Products
February 11, 2015

RAPAPORT... A Presidential Task Force that was created to preserve wildlife released its implementation plan for a "National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking." The t
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Minister is Unimpressed With Diamond Miners, Tells NGOs to Stay Out of Politics
February 9, 2015

(RAPAPORT) New Zimbabwe: Civil society groups challenged the government of Zimbabwe to be tough on diamond mining firms that operate in the Marange,
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Press Release: Groups Challenge Signet to Clean Up Its Supply Chain
February 6, 2015

Press Release: This Valentine’s Day, IndustriALL Global Union, London Mining Network, Earthworks and LabourStart are challenging the world’s biggest jewelry retailer Signet Jewelers Ltd. to demand that its major diamond and gold supplier, multinational mining company Rio T
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Scio Diamond Receives $2M in Equity Financing
January 15, 2015

Press Release: Scio Diamond Technology Corporation announced that it has closed on $2 million in equity financing.The recently closed equity financing was in addition to the $2.5 million in funding that Scio Diamond received from Heritage Gemstone Investors (HGI)
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Seminar to Address Implementing Ethical Business Standards and Practices
January 14, 2015

RAPAPORT... CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, and Fiera di Vicenza will host a seminar on ethical social responsibility standards for the jewelry industry on January 25 from&
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Diamonds Support Education
January 12, 2015

RAPAPORT... A cold January night was warmed up by the generosity of the jewelry industry as association heads, principles of diamond firms and retail leaders joined together for the
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De Beers Opens Business Incubator in Cape Town
January 12, 2015

RAPAPORT... De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) opened a business incubator in Cape Town in January as part of a program to encourage entrepreneurship among historically disadvantaged Sout
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WDC Website Posts System of Warranties Guidelines
January 7, 2015

Press Release: The World Diamond Council (WDC) has announced an update to its website to provide easier access to the system of warranties guidelines. The system of warranties is a voluntary system of self-regulation created to support and strengthen the Kimberley Process Cer
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Cote d'Ivoire Resumes Diamond Trade With Belgian Help
December 16, 2014

Press Release: In 2003, the UN imposed sanctions on Cote d'Ivoire, forbidding the country to trade diamonds. Now that political calm has returned, Belgium’s FPS Foreign Affairs and the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) are helping the government set up a monitoring
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World Diamond Council Reiterates Call For Unity in Industry
December 16, 2014

Press Release: On an ongoing basis, a united leadership across the diamond industry is more inclined than ever before to continue formulating and implementing improved ethical business standards, said Edward Asscher, the president of the World Diamond Council (WDC),
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