France 24 Videos Fri, 5 May 2023 at 9:09 pm GMT+1 The famed Cullinan Diamond will adorn the Queen consort's headdress, replacing India's Ko Hi Noor diamond after claims it bought back painful memories of the colonial past. Some South Africans are enraged, demanding the Royal Family return the jewel.
Conspicuous by its absence at the coronation of Britain's King Charles III on May 6 will be the Koh-i-Noor diamond. In this edition of Coronation Countdown, FRANCE 24's International Affairs Editor Philip Turle explains why the decision has been made not to use a crown featuring the diamond – a choice taken for the sake of international relations.
1 Nov 2022
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 2022
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.