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Time To Enable African Civil Society Participation In The KP

The original conflict narrative is no longer an issue

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Mark Boston: A Friend I Was Glad To Have

Mark at his office in Gaborone, Botswana, adjacent to the then
under construction De Beers Global Sightholder Sales
headquarters building

It was December 2008 and I was having lunch with Mark Boston and his wife Milly at the Four Seasons hotel in Mumbai. Mark and Milly had moved there after the terrorist attack on the Taj Mahal hotel, where they usually stayed.

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Automatic Grading Could Herald A Second Diamond Industry Revolution

The diamond cutting and polishing industry remained pretty much unchanged for centuries, then went through a revolution in the 1990s. That was when technology took much of the human skill out of the process.

It began as a simply upgrading of the way things had been done thus far. Starting with automatic polishing, laser kerfing and sawing as well as automatic bruting. 

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