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1 Nov
Diamond tycoon and political maverick Sam Matekane on Friday took the oath as Lesotho's new prime minister at a packed soccer stadium in the southern African kingdom's capital of Maseru. FRANCE 24's Nadine Theron reports from Cape Town, South Africa.
15 Oct
Ben S. Bernanke, Douglas W. Diamond and Philip H. Dybvig have won the 2022 Nobel Prize in economics "for research on banks and financial crises." The trio were honored for their groundbreaking work on bank runs.
23 Nov 2021
A black diamond on the plate: Sniffing out the secrets of French truffles. The truffle is a luxury fungus that's become a delicacy in French gastronomy. Being a truffle farmer requires years of patience and hunting for the "black diamond" cannot be done without the unrivalled sense of smell of man's best friend.
14 Nov 2021
Authorities in Portugal have launched raids after a tipoff that Portuguese troops may have smuggled contraband from the Central Afridan Republic. The country has 180 UN peacekeepers stationed in the African nation.
5 Nov 2021
Adorned with more than 10,000 diamonds and worth at least £1.5 million, renowned artist Debbie Wingham says her latest sparkling creation is the world's most expensive picture frame. Known as the 'World's Most Expensive' artist for her record-breaking, pricey fashion and cake creations, Wingham crafted the diamond-encrusted circular frame in the image of a clock face with Roman numerals. Revealed in Dubai for the first time on Tuesday (November 2), the frame, which was created with an eco-luxury ethos using reclaimed metal and reclaimed diamonds, holds an oil painting by Wingham of Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.
19 Jun 2021
The 1,098-carat diamond was found by the Debswana company and unearthed earlier this month. The largest diamond ever mined is the Cullinan, discovered in 1905.
18 Jun 2021
Thousands of South Africans have rushed to dig for diamonds after a cattle herder made a mystery discovery outside a village 300 kilometres southeast of Johannesburg. Photos of the unidentified crystal-like stones circulated on social media, triggering a rush to the site despite government warnings that the stones could be worthless.
1 Oct 2020
What do you think about Nigeria after 60 years of independence? As Nigeria marks its diamond jubilee, GuardianTV sampled the opinion of a few young Nigerians on how they feel about their country after 60 years of nationhood.⁣ ⁣
30 Jan 2020
The LVMH-owned brand, which said few weeks that it was the new owner of the 1,758-carat Sewelo, displayed the glinting, blackened stone at its Place Vendome store in Paris.
22 Jan 2020
The precious stone was presented to a select audience in Paris on Tuesday. The only larger known diamond was discovered over 110 years ago.
2 Mar 2019
Diamond-rich Botswana has offered to lend neighboring Zimbabwe $95 million in private sector loans to help ease its economic crisis. It's rare for an African country to offer such a deal.
15 Nov 2018
The "Pink Legacy", a diamond weighing just under 19 carats, fetches a record $50 million, purchased by U.S.-based luxury jeweler Harry Winston. Michelle Hennessy reports.

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