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October 10, 2006

Development
Diamonds for Development

Watch Botswana President Festus G. Mogae discuss how diamond production has shaped the country's economy and development.

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June 22, 2012

China
Diamonds Are Forever in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean finance minister, Tendai Biti, has complained that that the Zimbabwean-Chinese joint venture diamond mining company Anjin failed to remit revenue to his ministry from its operations in…

An illegal diamond dealer from Zimbabwe displays diamonds for sale in Manica, near the border with Zimbabwe, September 19, 2010.

February 11, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Where is Zimbabwe’s Diamond Revenue?

Zimbabwe’s public account is down to its last $217. The finance minister says the country’s finances “are in paralysis.” How can that be? Zimbabwe’s diamond fields at Marange could hold between two a…

Zimbabwe's civil servants sing and dance during their march to the Finance Minister's office and the Parliament for their salary raise in Harare, July 24, 2012.

October 10, 2006

Development
Diamonds for Development

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September 11, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Huge Diamond Mined in South Africa

Diamonds are associated with glamour and South Africa. The Cullinan Mine, east of Pretoria, is famous for diamonds of the huge variety, including the ‘Cullinan Diamond,’ at 3,106 carets, the largest …

Petra Cullinan Diamonds

February 13, 2013

Energy and Environment
New From CFR: John Campbell on Diamonds in Zimbabwe and Immunization in Nigeria

This week on his blog, CFR senior fellow John Campbell has highlighted two major African concerns: resource wealth and immunization. He first explores the question of what is happening to the income …

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April 8, 2011

Democracy
Democracy Promotion and the Obama Doctrine

President Obama is right to balance U.S. national interests with democracy promotion in dealing with the Middle East, intervening in select cases and standing behind democracy advocates in others, sa…

October 3, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
De Beers Diamond Moves Sales Army from London to Botswana

For the past century or so, big mining corporations have pursued their operations in Africa, but their senior management, marketing, and sales have been in Europe or North America. That is changing. …

Botswana Diamond

June 10, 2008

Capital Flows
A Diamond in the Rough: The Role of the Private Sector in Sustainable Development in Africa

Watch Gareth Penny, managing director of De Beers, discuss economic development in Africa and how the private sector can faciliate sustained growth.

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April 6, 2006

United States
Rarely do I agree even a little with Larry Lindsey

But I do think Lindsey correctly highlights why the debate on whether the US economy as a whole benefits from low interest rates courtesy of China's central bank is rather beside the point, at le…