Kimberley Process

 
Watchdog calls on US to lift Zimbabwe diamond sanctions
Watchdog calls on US to lift Zimbabwe diamond sanctions
An international meeting to discuss rules curbing the sale of conflict diamonds began Tuesday with a call for the United States to lift sanctions...
Cameroon to launch first industrial diamond mine
Cameroon to launch first industrial diamond mine
This will also help diversify its oil-dependent economy.
Black market dirties Zimbabwe diamond fields
Black market dirties Zimbabwe diamond fields
Just weeks before a global ban was lifted on Marange diamonds in Zimbabwe, an outpouring of mourners clogged the usually sleepy streets of Mutare...
US trade group bans Zimbabwe's Marange diamonds
US trade group bans Zimbabwe's Marange diamonds
The Rapaport Group of diamond traders on Thursday said it would boycott diamonds from Zimbabwe's Marange field, which has been widely associated...
Campaigners call Kimberley Process an 'utter failure'
Campaigners call Kimberley Process an 'utter failure'
Conflict diamonds are to be used to fund a new campaign of violence by President Robert Mugabe's regime against his political opponents in Zimbabwe...
Kimberley Process left in the lurch over diamond dispute
Kimberley Process left in the lurch over diamond dispute
Global Witness, one of the founding members of the Kimberley Process, on Monday announced it has left the diamond certification body.
Zim diamond auction to go ahead despite activists' ire
Zim diamond auction to go ahead despite activists' ire
Millions of dollars' worth of legal diamonds from a Chinese-Zimbabwean company were set to be put on sale on Friday, following the decision in...
Zim expects $600m boost from diamond sales
Zim expects $600m boost from diamond sales
Zimbabwe's government expects to take in $600-million in additional revenue from diamond sales next year, after a global watchdog lifted its ban on...
Zim minister elated with diamond decision
Zim minister elated with diamond decision
Zimbabwe's mining minister vowed that the country "will no longer be begging for anything from anybody" after international diamond regulators...
Rights groups protest lift on Zim diamond ban
Rights groups protest lift on Zim diamond ban
Civil society groups said on Friday they walked out of a Kimberley Process meeting in a show of no confidence in the regulator after it lifted a...
Zimbabwe defiant over right to export gems
Zimbabwe defiant over right to export gems
Zimbabwe has vowed to defy moves for international monitoring of diamond sales from its disputed Marange fields, at a meeting of the global "blood...
Mozambique steps up diamond controls
Mozambique steps up diamond controls
Mozambique is speeding up preparations to join an international conflict diamond monitoring scheme amid widespread gem smuggling from Zimbabwe's...

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