>On Wednesday Zimbabwe held the first auction of diamonds from its
Marange mines since international regulators lifted a ban on the
fields’ stones. About 900,000 carats of rough diamonds – valued at
about 56 million euros (roughly $71 million US) – went on sale behind closed doors at Harare airport, according to trade watchdog the Kimberley Process. There were buyers from the US, Israel, Russia, Lebanon and India at the auction.
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