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DEF Africa's Angels Nicola Beytenbach, Flaviana Matata, DEF co-founder Russell Simmons, DTC CEO Varda Shine, Mr Shanka

Diamond Empowerment Fund raises $500,000 in cash

The Diamond Empowerment Fund’s (DEF) Diamonds In The Sky fund raising event hit its target of raising $500,000 (£310,000) in cash last night, which it will use to empower the African nations in which diamond mining takes place.