Mines Minister Obert Mpofu, a Mugabe-appointed minister, insists that Western economic sanctions have prevented the government from getting fair prices for the diamonds on the international market and forced some covert selling.Zimbabwe is said to have the capacity to produce between 110 million to 160 million carats of diamonds annually, ranking it as one of the top five diamond producers by volume in the world.
Zimbabwe Finance Minister Pleads For Diamond Money
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