conflict diamonds

 
Illicit diamond fortune props up Mugabe’s regime
Illicit diamond fortune props up Mugabe’s regime
Just over a decade ago, Zimbabwe discovered one of the world’s richest diamond...
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...
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...
Diamonds can make the difference
Diamonds can make the difference
Four years ago, thousands of Zimbabweans in the grip of diamond fever descended on the Marange fields. Near the eastern border with Mozambique, the...
Marange's field of broken dreams
Marange's field of broken dreams
The first time Farai Chikumira* went to the Marange diamond fields was in June 2008, the day of the presidential run-off elections.
Mounting outrage at Zim diamond arrest
Mounting outrage at Zim diamond arrest
Days before a crucial Kimberley Process meeting in Israel to review the ban on Zimbabwe's controversial diamond exports, concern is mounting over...
Zimbabwe's elites use violence to exploit diamonds
Zimbabwe's elites use violence to exploit diamonds
Zimbabwe's political and military elites are using violence and their links to companies to exploit the country's diamond wealth, a new report from...
Living up to diamonds
Living up to diamonds
In November 2002, a unique alliance of 50 countries, the United Nations, a number of leading NGOs and the diamond industry came together to tackle...
Shine coming off diamond trade regulation
Shine coming off diamond trade regulation
The vicious civil wars that raged in Angola, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo around the turn of the 20th century had a common...

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