25 Dec '11, 1am

Zimbabwe poised to be world's third largest diamond producer - Xinhua News… #Zimbabwe #Zim

HARARE, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) — Zimbabwe is poised to become the world’s third largest diamond producer by the end of this decade as production continues to soar, state media New Ziana reported on Saturday. The country which is currently the seventh largest producer in the world has potential to supply 25 percent of global demand. Currently the country has got four diamond mining firms operating in the Chiadzwa fields namely Marange Resources, Mbada Diamonds, Anjin and Diamond Mining Corporation. The Kimberly Process Certification System recently rated Anjin was recently certified as the biggest diamond mining firm in the world. Western countries led by the United States have been battling to block Zimbabwe from selling its diamonds in order to sustain effects of illegal economic sanctions that they imposed on the country in retribution for expropriating land from former white ...

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