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Namibia wants larger stake from diamonds

Namibia is preparing to negotiate with De Beers to secure a larger stake from diamonds mined within its borders. The current arrangement allows Namibia to retain 15% of the diamonds mined by Debmarine and Namdeb for value addition. The agreement is set to expire in 2026, prompting discussions on potentially increasing the share that remains in the country, Minister of Mines and Energy Tom Alweendo has revealed. – The Brief

– Anglo American Platinum has initiated a retrenchment consulting process that may result in more than 4 000 jobs being lost. – News24

– Lawyers for Julian Assange are launching what could be his final bid to avoid extradition to the US to face trial over leaking military secrets. The two-day hearing at the High Court in London is due to hear his team argue he should be allowed a full appeal. – BBC

– After winning over a century of caps for South Africa during her playing days, Amanda Dlamini broke new ground at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast. The former midfielder became the first woman employed by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to be an analyst on its official international TV commentary of the continent’s showpiece men’s tournament. Dlamini says the role is a “major win for women”, but acknowledged the weight of her position scared her at first. – BBC Sport