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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...
Alarm bells ring over activist death toll
Alarm bells ring over activist death toll
The death toll of campaigners, community leaders and journalists involved in the protection of forests, rivers and land has risen dramatically in...
Report: Mugabe's loyalists squirrelling diamond money
Report: Mugabe's loyalists squirrelling diamond money
A group monitoring blood diamonds said on Wednesday that mining officials loyal to the authoritarian president are stashing profits from Zimbabwe's...
Angola's top officials reap the cream
Angola's top officials reap the cream
In Angola corruption affects everybody, from the poorest slum dweller forced to pay for so-called free medical care and primary school education,...
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 to get huge diamond boost but activists irate
Zim to get huge diamond boost but activists irate
Zimbabwe could earn billions of dollars a year selling diamonds from a region scarred by army abuse, officials said on Wednesday after a crisis...
Zim rulers running diamond trade with 'corruption, violence'
Zim rulers running diamond trade with 'corruption, violence'
Zimbabwe's political and military leaders have used violence and intimidation to seize control of the country's lucrative diamond business, a...
Call for Zim to scrap sale of blood diamonds
Call for Zim to scrap sale of blood diamonds
A rights group on Wednesday called on Zimbabwe to abandon plans to sell "blood diamonds" from a field plagued by abuses, after a court gave the...
Global Witness condemns use of 'conflict minerals'
Global Witness condemns use of 'conflict minerals'
The watchdog group Global Witness on Monday urged cellphone manufacturers to beware of "conflict minerals" -- raw materials sourced from war zones...
Watchdog alleges discrepancies in Sudan oil figures
Watchdog alleges discrepancies in Sudan oil figures
Sudan's central government could owe its semi-autonomous south hundreds of millions of dollars in oil revenue, threatening a 2005 peace deal that...
NGO: Banks facilitate corruption in poor countries
NGO: Banks facilitate corruption in poor countries
Some of the world's biggest banks have been dealing with some of the world's most corrupt regimes, London-based NGO Global Witness said in a report...

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