Zim 'changing'

HARARE - Zimbabwe has made progress in complying with the requirements of a diamond watchdog body, a state daily reported yesterday as the Kimberley Process retreats in Namibia.

HARARE - Zimbabwe has made progress in complying with the requirements of a diamond watchdog body, a state daily reported yesterday as the Kimberley Process retreats in Namibia.

"We strongly believe that as a country we have done all in complying with the requirements of the process," Mines Minister Obert Mpofu was quoted as saying by The Herald at the Kimberley Process annual meeting.

His remarks came as civil society groups are demanding the suspension of Zimbabwe's international diamond trade, after a Kimberley team documented "horrific" abuses in the Marange diamond fields

Mpofu said the situation in the vast diamond fields was rapidly changing. - Sapa-AFP

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