Zimbabwe Diamonds

November 12, 2012 - 10:34 AM
FILE -- In this Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 file photo miners dig for diamonds in Marange, eastern Zimbabwe. At least $2 billion worth of diamonds have been stolen from Zimbabwe's eastern diamond fields and have enriched President Robert Mugabe's ruling circle, international gem dealers and criminals, according to an organization leading the campaign against conflict diamonds. Zimbabwe's Marange fields have seen "the biggest plunder of diamonds since Cecil Rhodes," the colonial magnate who exploited South Africa's Kimberley diamonds a century ago, charged Partnership Africa Canada, a member of the Kimberley Process, the world regulatory body on the diamond trade. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi-File)