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Angola Drops Defamation Charges Against Marques de Morais
May 22, 2015

RAPAPORT... Charges of defamation against journalist Rafael Marques de Morais in Angola were dropped on May 21 following an out-of-court settlement. The cas
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E.U. Parliament Backs Mandatory Ethical Sourcing of Minerals
May 20, 2015

(RAPAPORT) Agence France-Presse: European legislators on Wednesday unexpectedly voted in favor of a law requiring firms to ensure they do not use so-called con
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Press Release: Diamond Empowerment Fund Supports DDI's Mobile School Program
May 13, 2015

Press Release: The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) announced its support of a mobile school for youth in the Kankala mining community of the Kasaï Occidentale province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).Set to open in June 2015, the Diamond Empowerment
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Unchecked Private Jets Deliver Marange Diamonds to Dubai, Hong Kong
May 6, 2015

(RAPAPORT) The Zimbabwean: Private airplanes bound for Asia that evade being searched for precious cargo regularly leave Zimbabwe through a synd
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Press Release: Asscher Affirms Diamond Industry Pride
April 29, 2015

Press Release: Edward Asscher, the president of the World Diamond Council (WDC), was an opening session speaker at the Dubai Diamond Conference held on April 21 and 22, 2015 at the Almas Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers in Dubai.In his speech, Asscher explained the
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African Diamond Producers Refuse to Support Beneficiation With Mining Revenue
April 27, 2015

RAPAPORT... Africa’s major diamond producing nations expressed unwillingness to compromise government revenue from rough diamond sales to support local manufacturers in the current w
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Press Release: D.E.F. Creates Marketing Material for Diamonds Do Good Initiative
April 20, 2015

Press Release: Today’s customers increasingly want to know that the companies they do business with are a force for positive change. During both the “Power Panel” and “Connecting Powerful Diamond Stories with Customers” seminars at the Smart Show Chicago, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, a
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Dubai Diamond Conference to Hold Panel on Ethics
April 13, 2015

Press Release: The second Dubai Diamond Conference, taking place April 21 and 22, will highlight the issue of ethical business behavior -- one of the most pressing issues affecting the global diamond trade. The topic will be the focus of a special panel, o
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Press Release: Interest in Fairtrade Gold Blossoms in 2015
March 26, 2015

Press Release: Enough gold to make over 3,700 Fairtrade gold wedding rings has arrived in the U.K. this month. The shipment, weighing 15 kg, was received by CRED Jewellery and marks the third month of the Fairtrade Foundation’s "I Do" campaign, which is designed to encourage U.
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Angolan Court Slaps Additional Charges on Marques de Morais
March 25, 2015

RAPAPORT... Rafael Marques de Morais, who exposed government and trading corruption across Angola's diamond industry with the book "Blood Diamonds: Torture and Corruption in Angola,"
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