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World 14 Jul 2021 | 1:46 AM

Former Congo PM faces arrest warrant in graft case, sources say

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the Democratic Republic of Congo have issued an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon over allegations he misappropriated $140 million, two government sources told Reuters.

World 20 Jun 2021 | 11:53 PM

S.African 'diamond rush' unearths only quartz crystals, officials say

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Unidentified stones that lured thousands of fortune seekers to a rural South African village to mine the land with picks and shovels were not diamonds as hoped, officials said on Sunday, but quartz stones with relatively low, if any, value.

World 15 Jun 2021 | 5:37 AM

'Diamond rush' grips South African village after discovery of unidentified stones

KWAHLATHI, South Africa (Reuters) - More than 1,000 fortune seekers on Monday flocked to the village of KwaHlathi in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province in search of what they believed to be diamonds after a discovery of unidentified stones in the area.