DiaMondaine Diamantaires Club mulls diamond safari tours in southern Africa

DiaMondaine Diamantaires Club (DDC) is set to organise diamond safari tours in southern Africa, home to major diamond-producing countries. DDC founder Agnes Abdulahu told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the launch of the first diamond safari...

15 july 2024

Vladislav Zhdanov: Questions of efficiency and investment potential of diamond mining versus diamond growing pique keen interest

Vladislav Zhdanov is Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE). He told Rough&Polished about new researches into the effectiveness of diamond production methods.

02 july 2024

Why it's expensive to cut and polish diamonds in Africa? ADMA president António Oliveira has the answer

The African Diamond Manufacturers Association (ADMA) president António Oliveira told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the lack of a robust infrastructure in Africa fails to accelerate and encourage manufacturing...

24 june 2024

Edahn Golan: IPO feasible but not Anglo’s preferred way to sell De Beers

Edahn Golan, owner of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, told Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that while an IPO of De Beers is “feasible,"  he does not think this is a route Anglo American...

17 june 2024

GemsCouture- avant-garde by Victor Moiseikin

Jewelry items and precious souvenirs of the MOISEIKIN jewelry brand are in the museums and private collections of world celebrities, representatives of the political and cultural elite - from Xi Jinping to the British Windsors, from Angela Merkel to...

05 june 2024

Ghana gold output jumped 8.3% in 2023 – report

14 june 2024

Ghana's gold production increased by 8.3% to 4 million ounces in 2023, according to data released by the Ghana Chamber of Mines.

The expansion in the output of small-scale miners was the primary factor driving the growth, which was sufficient to counteract a decrease in the production of large-scale miners.

Reuters quoted the chamber's president Michael Edem Akafia as saying in an address in Accra that the output is expected to increase to between 4.3 million and 4.5 million ounces in 2024.

Ghana regained its top spot from South Africa as the largest gold producer in Africa last year when output rose to 3.7 million ounces in 2022 from 2.8 million ounces the previous year.

It lost the position to South Africa in 2021.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished