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Cameroon Enabling CAR Conflict Diamonds: NGO
Conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic (CAR) are entering the supply chain because of poor prevention controls, non-governmental group Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) alleged.Rough stones are being smuggled across the...
Rough Markets Dec 05, 2016 Rapaport News
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U.S.-Belgian Dual National Arrested for Alleged Role in “Blood Diamonds” Trade
Michel Desaedeleer, an American and Belgian citizen, was arrested in Spain last week, pursuant to an European arrest warrant, according to NGO Civitas Maxima. He is suspected of having participated, with former Liberian President Charles Taylor and the...
Fair Trade Aug 31, 2015 Rapaport News
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U.S. Sanctions Belgium-Based Trader for CAR Exports
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on August 21 sanctioned two companies, Belgium-based Kardiam and Central African Republic (CAR)-based Badica, for providing support to militia leaders responsible for violence...
Rough Markets Aug 24, 2015 Rapaport News
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Publisher Posts Marques de Morais' 'Blood Diamonds' as a PDF in English
Tinta da China, the publisher of “Blood Diamonds: Corruption and Torture in Angola” (Diamantes de Sangue, Corrupcao e Tortura em Angola) by Rafael Marques de Morais, released the book online in English. (Download from this link.) The move was...
Fair Trade Jun 05, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Tiffany & Co., Leber Jeweler, Brilliant Earth Sign Letter Defending Marques de Morais
A number of supporters of journalist Rafael Marques de Morais, including Tiffany & Co., Leber Jeweler Inc. and Brilliant Earth, signed a letter to Angola's President José Eduardo dos Santos urging him to drop a six-month suspended sentence...
Rough Markets Jun 03, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Angolan Court Slaps Additional Charges on Marques de Morais
Rafael Marques de Morais, who exposed government and trading corruption across Angola's diamond industry with the book "Blood Diamonds: Torture and Corruption in Angola," faces additional defamation charges in his home country. Marques...
Financial-Legal Mar 25, 2015 Jeff Miller
Rapaport TradeWire July 9, 2010
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Mining Jul 08, 2010 Rapaport
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Mining Jul 01, 2010 Rapaport
Just Say No
When former First Lady Nancy Reagan embarked on a campaign to fight the war on drugs, rather than legalize the use of harmful substances, she championed a drive to resist their temptations that would span decades. In the past few weeks, proponents of legitimizing Zimbabwe’s Marange diamonds have argued...
Fair Trade Jul 01, 2010 Avi Krawitz
No Bribe Ever Suggested, Say Global Witness, PAC
Kimberley Process (KP) Civil Society members Global Witness and Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) categorically rejected allegations that they offered to support Zimbabwe’s bid to resume diamond exports in exchange for a 1 percent cut of the profits. The bribe allegation surfaced at the end of the week-long meeting...
Fair Trade Jun 28, 2010 Jeff Miller
Market Comments 6/24/2010
Kimberley Process (KP) meeting ends in deadlock over Zimbabwe exports as local human rights activist Farai Maguwu remains in jail. Zimbabwe expected to resume exports shortly. Martin Rapaport ends three day fast protesting KP certification of blood diamonds and urges diamond trade not to trust KP certificates or system...
Rough Markets Jun 24, 2010
Rapaport TradeWire June 25, 2010
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Retail Jun 24, 2010 Rapaport
Human Rights Watch Calls on KP to Halt Zimbabwe Diamond Trade
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Rough Markets Jun 21, 2010 Human Rights Watch
Groups Up Their Demands Ahead of KP Meeting
Global Witness, Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) and Green Advocates Liberia have demanded the immediate release of Farai Maguwu from Zimbabwe prison. Maguwu is the director of the Mutare-based Centre for Research and Development (CRD), a group that has monitored conditions in the diamond fields of Zimbabwe...
Financial-Legal Jun 18, 2010 Jeff Miller
Rapaport TradeWire June 18, 2010
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Rough Markets Jun 17, 2010 Rapaport
PAC Calls on the KP to Suspend Zimbabwe
Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) has called upon the Kimberley Process (KP) to suspend Zimbabwe from its certification scheme before the KP meeting to be held in Tel Aviv later this month.“The Zimbabwe authorities have been given ample opportunity to demilitarize and legitimize its diamond industry, to respect...
Rough Markets Jun 14, 2010 Avi Krawitz
The Return Of The Blood Diamond
Press Release: Zimbabwe’s Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) political and military elite are seeking to capture the country’s diamond wealth through a combination of state-sponsored violence and the legally questionable introduction of opaque joint-venture companies, a new report from Global Witness revealed today. "Return...
Rough Markets Jun 13, 2010 Global Witness
Global Witness Rejects Claim That Zimbabwe Diamonds Are Clean
Press Release: State-sponsored violence and human rights abuses are still taking place in the diamond fields of eastern Zimbabwe in contrast to claims made in a leaked report from the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) monitor, said campaign group Global Witness today. Global Witness has serious...
Mining Jun 08, 2010 Global Witness
Global Witness Warns Zim Not to Export Blood Diamonds
Global Witness warned Zimbabwe that it must not resume diamond exports from the Marange diamond fields without prior permission from the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS). The nongovernmental organization made this statement following yesterday's High Court decision approving the sale of diamonds...
Rough Markets Apr 28, 2010 Jeff Miller
Campbell Storms Out of Blood Diamond Interview
Super model Naomi Campbell stormed out of an interview when an ABC News reporter asked her about receiving a “blood diamond” from the former president of Liberia, Charles Taylor. “I didn’t receive a diamond and I’m not going to speak about that,” Campbell said on first reference to the incident....
Rough Markets Apr 25, 2010 Avi Krawitz
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