Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Zim allowed to sell Marange blood diamonds

from AlJazeerah:

About 900,000 carats (180kg) were on sale on Wednesday, according to Abbey Chikane, the monitor from the international Kimberley Process, which is charged with preventing trade in "blood diamonds".

Morgan Tsvangirai, the prime minister, officially opened the auction and said the diamonds, valued at about $72 million, could bring huge revenues to Zimbabwe's shattered economy.

yes, if it doesn't go into the pockets of Mugabe's thugs.

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