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HRW: Soldiers, police ‘clash with villagers in Zimbabwe’s diamond fields’

Thousands of villages in Zimbabwe’s Marange diamond fields were this week reportedly met by armed soldiers and police, who teargassed them as they protested the looting of the country's diamond revenue.

Zimbabwe parliament to summon Robert Mugabe over missing $15 billion worth of diamonds

The Zimbabwean Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy said it will summon former President Robert Mugabe to explain how about 15 billion U.S. dollars worth of diamonds was siphoned out of Marange diamond fields.

Report: Robert Mugabe ‘must explain $15bn diamond looting’

Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, will be asked to appear before a parliamentary committee to explain how diamonds worth $15 billion were looted from diamond fields in the east of Zimbabwe, according to a report.

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