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WDC aims to improve ethical sourcing structures

Improvements to industry regulations concerning responsible sourcing were the primary topic of discussion at the World Diamond Council’s (WDC’s) annual general meeting (AGM) in Mumbai, India, earlier this month.

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State of the diamond industry: new kids on the block(chain)

This is one of the six diamond engagement rings used in the test run of the TrustChain blockchain platform, one of multiple blockchains currently being tested in the diamond industry. The rings were made of 14-karat white or yellow gold mined in South Dakota and set with diamonds from Rio Tinto.

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Violence erupts as Angolan authorities push Congolese diamond miners out of the country

According to a report from the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the majority of the affected miners are from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which borders Angola to the northeast.

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Congo condemns alleged crackdown on diamond miners in Angola

The Democratic Republic of Congo has condemned a crackdown on artisanal diamond miners in Angola which has allegedly seen dozens killed and Congo nationals expelled from the country in violation of agreements – a claim Angola denies.

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