News Summary: Zimbabwe diamond wealth not shared

The Associated Press

LAND OF CONTRASTS: Despite the poverty of Zimbabwe, some folks still flaunt their riches, with most of that wealth derived from the vast Marange diamond field that was exposed by an earth tremor in 2006.

NOT BEST FRIENDS: With government coffers short on funds to build and maintain the nation's roads, clinics, utility services and schools, some are asking where all the diamond money went and who benefited.

ALL THAT GLITTERS: A parliamentary investigation and a human rights group say diamond mining has led to serious human rights abuses and that diamond concessions were awarded by government officials to enrich top members of the ruling party, among others.