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Monday, June 27, 2011
Kimberley Process: Zimbabwe diamond sale 'approval' row
24 June 2011Last updated at 19:06 GMT
A row has broken out over reports that Zimbabwe has been allowed to sell diamonds from its rich Marange mines.
A statement by the current chair of the Kimberley Process - the industry's main certification system - appears to allow exports to resume.
However, the US, the EU and other groups signed up to the process insist that no consensus had been reached at a meeting in Kinshasa.
All Kimberley decisions are supposed to be consensus-based.