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The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Alarm bells ring over activist death toll

A new Global Witness report has revealed that environmental activists were killed at the rate of more than two a week in 2011.

Report: Mugabe’s loyalists squirrelling diamond money

Global Witness has said mining officials loyal to President Robert Mugabe are stashing profits from Zimbabwe's diamond fields off shore.

Angola’s top officials reap the cream

Lobby groups want multinational companies to stand against a government that bends the rules.

Kimberley Process left in the lurch over diamond dispute

Global Witness has left the Kimberley Process after a series of disagreements, including the resumption of sales of Zimbabwe's Marange diamonds.

Zim to get huge diamond boost but activists irate

Zimbabwe could earn billions of dollars selling diamonds from an area scarred by abuse after a crisis that left the "blood diamond" watchdog tattered.

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.

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.

Global Witness condemns use of ‘conflict minerals’

The watchdog group Global Witness on Monday urged cellphone manufacturers to beware of "conflict minerals" being used in their products.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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