Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

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Nov 17th, 2012
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A letter from the diaspora By Pauline Henson The Zimbabwe Diamond Conference which began on Monday was sponsored by the Zim government and opened by Robert Mugabe. The intention of the Conference said Mugabe was to “shed light” on the diamond industry and particularly on the question of where all the...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 14th, 2012
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By Tichaona Zindoga, opinion Those who convened the inaugural Zimbabwe Diamond Conference in Victoria Falls in the last two days will no doubt be satisfied with how the event panned out. The biggest thing, demonstrably, is that it constituted a major diplomatic coup that Zimbabwe, in its quest to law...
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Nov 13th, 2012
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Address by former South African President Thabo Mbeki at the Zimbabwe Diamond Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: November 12, 2012: Director of Ceremonies, Our host, Minister Obert Mpofu, Honourable Ministers from Zimbabwe and our region, Leaders of the Kimberley Process, Your Excellencies, Ambass...
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Nov 13th, 2012
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Zimbabwean officials have dismissed a report by a non-profit group leading the campaign against conflict diamonds. The report says at least $2 billion worth of diamonds have been stolen from the country’s diamond fields and have ended up in the pockets of President Robert Mugabe’s ruling circle...
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Apr 6th, 2012
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Centre for Research and Development, Mutare, Zimbabwe The continued theft of large quantities of diamonds by dealers and cartels is a threat to national security and may undermine the work of the inclusive government in Zimbabwe. Three years after the commencement of commercial diamond mining in Mara...
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Jan 10th, 2012
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Harare – Many Zimbabwean teachers at government schools took part in a strike on Tuesday, demanding a salary increase of more than 50% on what should have been the first school day of 2012. “We are not teaching as we are hungry,” said one teacher at a primary school in Highfield, a ...
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Dec 6th, 2011
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Harare – The first auction of gems from a Zimbabwean diamond field where the military stands accused of carrying out abuses was under way on Tuesday, a month after an international ban on sourcing precious stones from the area was lifted. The diamonds were being offered for sale in Harare by An...
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Dec 6th, 2011
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Campaign group Global Witness has pulled out of the Kimberley Process, a scheme designed to prevent “blood diamonds” from entering the mainstream market, calling the scheme outdated and a failure, almost nine years after its launch. In a damning statement on Monday, Global Witness said th...
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Nov 2nd, 2011
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Harare – Zimbabwe could earn billions of dollars a year selling diamonds from a region scarred by army abuse, officials said on Wednesday after a crisis that left the global “blood diamond” watchdog badly tarnished. Opponents slammed the decision by the Kimberley Process (KP) to let...
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Aug 8th, 2011
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Cape Town – A torture camp run by Zimbabwe’s security forces is operating in the country’s rich Marange diamond fields, the BBC reported on Monday. According to the report, victims had recently told of severe beatings and sexual assault. “It is a place of torture where sometimes miners are unab...