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Mozambique Issued 40 Diamond Prospecting Licenses, Ministry says

June 09, 2011

June 9 (Bloomberg) -- Mozambique issued 40 diamond prospecting licenses to 21 companies and six individuals, the country’s mineral resources ministry said.

The southern African nation is also preparing to become a signatory of the Kimberley Process, the global gem certification body, the Maputo-based ministry said in an e-mailed statement today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Fred Katerere in Maputo at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Gordon Bell at

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