Watchdog approves Zim diamond sales

2011-11-01 22:45

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Second Zimbabwean man arrested for insulting Mugabe: Lawyers
Second Zimbabwean man arrested for insulting Mugabe: Lawyers

Zimbabwean man has spent two nights in custody last month after allegedly saying President Robert Mugabe read the wrong speech in parliament because he was "old", rights lawyers say.

Kinshasa - The Kimberley Process watchdog has authorised diamond sales from two mining sites in Marange, Zimbabwe, which had housed alleged torture camps, a document obtained by AFP showed on Tuesday.

A proposal to this effect by the president of the Kimberley Process, set up to prevent trade in so-called "blood diamonds", had been signed by a European delegation and Zimbabwe's mining minister, a copy obtained by AFP showed.

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