Call for Zim diamond sanctions to be lifted

2013-11-19 20:47

An international meeting to discuss rules curbing the sale of conflict diamonds began with a call for the United States to lift sanctions on Zimbabwean mines.

Zim shakes diamond monitors

2012-11-30 14:32

Zimbabwe’s Marange diamonds have been cleared by the Kimberley Process after the group decided to withdraw monitors and allow unhindered exports.

US diamond official urged to resign

2012-11-13 18:32

Zimbabwe's diamond conference has been rocked by controversy after the chair of the Kimberley Process, American Gillian Milovanovic, was asked to quit.

'Take care with blood diamonds definition'

2012-06-05 11:42

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu has urged caution over the definition of conflict diamonds, as this could affect the livelihood of millions.

Zim forges ahead with diamond sales

2010-07-13 17:38

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has vowed that the country will go ahead with diamond sales that were banned because of rights violations at its largest mines.

Zim elites exploit diamond wealth

2010-06-14 08:51

Zimbabwe's political and military elites are using violence and their links to companies to exploit the country's diamond wealth, a report says.


Diamond body drops CAR

2013-05-27 20:10

Central African Republic has been suspended from the Kimberley Process, a global watchdog set up to halt the trade in "conflict diamonds", after a rebel coalition seized power there in March.

Push to amend KP diamonds definition

2012-11-15 10:01

Outgoing US Kimberly Process chair Gillian Milovanovic wants to link the definition of conflict diamonds with human rights and financial transparency.

Zim diamond firms now 'global models'

2012-11-02 09:37

Zimbabwe's diamond firms have upgraded their standards and can be regarded as models for many diamond-producing countries, says its Kimberley Process monitor.

Key NGO pulls out of blood diamond scheme

2011-12-05 14:19

Lobby group Global Witness says the Kimberley Process, meant to monitor diamonds produced in conflict areas, has failed.

Zim appeals for diamond ban lift

2010-07-07 12:32

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Tendai Biti has urged the Kimberley Process to clear the country to sell its diamonds, as the government desperately needs the income.

Zim stops SA mining firms

2009-12-13 23:36

Two SA companies partnering a state-owned Zimbabwean mining firm in a diamond mining venture have been ordered to stop operations.

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