US and UN have never explained why they were interested in Zimbabwe’s other diamonds


Zimbabwe’s ambassador to the United Nations Chitsaka Chipaziwa last year said that the West was against the exportation of diamonds from Marange because what bothered them was not what Zimbabwe was doing with its diamonds but the fact that the precious stones were not under their control. There could be some truth to that. For three years the United Nations and the United States turned a blind eye as one of their companies breached US sanctions on Zimbabwe. Could this have been part of the regime change strategy? Read our story published in September 2008. We now have 480 stories in our archives that have not been featured on the front page.


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The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


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