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Scientific American: Surrounded by Diamonds, Villagers Go Hungry in Drought-Hit Zimbabwe

December 10, 2015

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Scientific American: Surrounded by Diamonds, Villagers Go Hungry in Drought-Hit Zimbabwe

December 10, 2015 BY Maarten de Witte IN Diamond Industry

63-year-old villager cannot hide her anger over how mining in this gem-rich part of eastern Zimbabwe has failed to improve the lives of local people.
 
The five diamond companies operating there promised to put in $10 million each to support local villagers over the coming five years.  Four years on, they have deposited only $400,000 in the trust.
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