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Diamonds
11/12/2013

African press review 11 December 2013

Kenya's economy looks set to disappoint. Zimbabwean diamonds go under a Belgian hammer. Should they have booed Zuma? Why have Kenyan healthworkers downed tools?

Casty jewellers, near Place Vendôme before the attack
09/09/2013 - France

2 million euro theft at exclusive Paris jewellers

Two thieves rammed the front of the Casty jewellers near the Place Vendôme, in the early hours of Monday morning, before making off with a haul worth an estimated 2 million euros.

Mining diamonds in Venezuela
09/09/2013 - International report

Mining diamonds in Venezuela

RFI reports from an artisanal diamond mine deep in the Amazon Jungle.

Diamonds are forever - but for whom?
21/08/2013 - France

French police grab Pink Panther jewel thief

A suspected member of the Pink Panthers international jewel thieves gang has been arrested at his home in Montpellier, southern France.

US film star Anne Hathaway shows off Tiffany diamonds at this year's Cannes Film Festival
31/07/2013 - France

Jewel thieves strike again in Cannes

Jewellery thieves have once again struck in the French Riviera resort of Cannes, three days after an armed robber made off with what may have been the biggest haul in history from the Cannes ...

Hotel Carlton in Cannes
29/07/2013 - France

100 million euros in jewels stolen from Cannes in armed robbery

The armed robber who jetted off with stolen jewels from a French Riviera resort Sunday morning in Cannes made out with more than double than initially thought.

20/06/2013 - Report: Venezuela

Amazon diamonds smuggled from Venezuela to Guyana flout Kimberley rules

Illegal diamond mining is taking place deep in Venezuela’s Amazon.

Mining diamonds in Venezuela
20/06/2013 - International report

Mining diamonds in Venezuela

In the fourth part of our series on Venezuela, RFI reports from an artisanal diamond mine deep in the Amazon Jungle.

18/11/2012 - Report: Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe mining boss to pay millions over Wikileaks diamond looting claim

A Zimbabwean mining executive has been ordered to pay a huge sum of damages to the country's spy chief, Happyton Bonyongwe, over comments published by the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks.

Côte d'Ivoire wants end to diamond export ban
06/06/2012 - African news explained

Côte d'Ivoire wants end to diamond export ban

Côte d'Ivoire is seeking the lifting of a United Nations ban on its diamond exports.

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