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De Beers is investing to communities in Botswana as part of a diamond joint venture with its government.
We visit the online diamond store that does a roaring trade in the run-up to Christmas.
Thousands of small-scale Congolese diamond miners and their families living in northeastern Angola have been crossing the border back into their country. They say they've been the target of attacks from the security forces there. Giulia Paravicini, a Reuters freelance journalist, has been reporting from one of the towns along the DRC-Angola border. You may find her testimony disturbing. (Picture: Congolese migrants expelled from Angola carry their belongings on their way to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit: REUTERS/Giulia Paravicini)
Zimbabwe is preparing for the first elections since the resignation of its former president Robert Mugabe. The current leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has been trying to persuade the world that Zimbabwe is a good place for international investors to put their money. This hugely resource-rich nation has a troubled history and one of the biggest areas for potential growth is diamond mining which has been hugely controversial. But can the country turn things around? The BBC's Ivana Davidovic reports. (Image: Zimbabwean miner showing dog bites Credit: BBC)