Belgium Pushes EU to Lift Sanctions on Zimbabwe Diamond Miner

Belgium, center of the global diamond trade, is demanding that the European Union lift sanctions on a Zimbabwean mining firm despite deep concerns within the bloc over alleged fraud in a July election that kept President Robert Mugabe in power.
Belgium’s call for the removal of sanctions on the state-run Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) has put it at odds with other EU countries such as Britain which is reluctant to rush into a move that could be seen as rewarding …

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