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CIBJO Ethics Commission Publishes Special Report
April 23, 2014

Press Release: With fewer than four weeks away before the opening of the 2014 CIBJO Congress in Moscow on May 19, 2014, the fifth of the CIBJO commissions' special reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Ethics Commission, headed by Cecilia Gardner, the
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OFAC Adds Sino Zim and Sam Pa to Sanctions List
April 17, 2014

RAPAPORT... The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which lists specially designated nationals and blocked persons, all of whom U.S. citizens and business must a
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Mugabe Attacks OECD Plans to Block Zimbabwe Diamond Sales
April 10, 2014

(RAPAPORT) The Herald: Western countries have launched a fresh bid to block the sale of Zimbabwe

Debmarine Namibia Produced 5% More Diamonds in 2013
April 9, 2014

RAPAPORT... Debmarine Nambia, a seabed diamond miner, said on Tuesday that its level of diamond production rose by 5 percent year on year to 1.16 million carats in 2013.The co
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Zimbabwe Diamond Tender in Dubai Achieves $29M
April 7, 2014

RAPAPORT... The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) reported that its inaugural Zimbabwe diamond tender, held from March 23 to 30, achieved a sales total of $29.2
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UN Declares Sierra Leone a Success as Peacekeeping Mission Winds Down
March 27, 2014

RAPAPORT... United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations in Sierra Leone are set to wrap up at the end of this month after 15 years. The top UN official in Sierra Leone said that whil
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RJC Seminar at Basel Focuses on Responsible Sourcing
March 19, 2014

Press Release: Responsible sourcing is the main theme for discussion at a seminar hosted by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) at the Baselworld fair on March 27 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The session, titled “Responsible Sourcing: How the new RJC code of practices and key i
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U.S. Comprehensive Ivory Ban Now in Place
March 13, 2014

Press Release: The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has received information from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) that the comprehensive ivory ban announced by the White House as part of their new National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking goes into eff
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UN Envoy Urges Rebels to Break From Armed Groups
March 11, 2014

RAPAPORT... The head of the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUSCO, warned rebel fighters in the diamond-rich country to surrender
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Zim Delegation to Study How Botswana Adds Value to Diamonds
February 28, 2014

(RAPAPORT) Herald: Zimbabwe's Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy is keen to conduct a study and visit in Botswana to learn how tha
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