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With the discovery of diamonds in the Marange region, Zimbabwe became one of the world’s leading diamond producers. But instead of driving the country’s development, our investigations have shown links between oppressive state security forces and a decade of disappearing diamond wealth.

  • Article | February 20, 2020

    Stones, seed and suffrage

    Revenues from a diamond company jointly owned by Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU PF, and the Central Intelligence Organisation may have been used to buy cotton seed for distribution in rural areas in the run up to the 2013 elections
    Robert Mugabe, hands out maize seed to a Zanu PF supporter
  • Briefing Document | December 06, 2018

    Leave no stone unturned

    The management of Zimbabwe’s valuable diamond industry will indicate whether the new government is serious about reform and willing to match rhetoric with action.
    Marange rough diamond in hand

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