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1 October 2009
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Author: Partenariat Afrique-Canada

Aujourd’hui, les diamants de guerre ne représentent qu’une faible part du commerce mondial... Tous ces progrès seraient rapidement annulés si le SCPK [système de certification du Processus de Kimberley] devait échouer... Le SCPK est trop important pour...

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1 March 2009

NGOs' report says African states have been deprived of "huge sums of royalties & taxes" by mining firms

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1 March 2009

[PDF] Breaking the Curse: How transparent taxation and fair taxes can turn Africa’s mineral wealth into development

Author: Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW), TWN Africa, Tax justice network for Africa, Actionaid, Christian Aid

The central argument made by the report is that African governments have not been able to optimize the mining tax revenue due to them before the 2003 to 2008 price boom; neither have they been able to capture the anticipated windfalls during the price...

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1 October 2008

[PDF] Diamonds and Human Security - Annual Review 2008

Author: Partnership Africa Canada

The current Kimberley Process internal controls in the DRC cannot, and do not prevent contraband or conflict diamonds from being laundered through the DRC’s legitimate diamond stream...The Kimberley Process...should be following up on its own...

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26 August 2008

Sierra Leone - Activists Cry Foul Over Mining Policy

Author: Lansana Fofana, IPS News (Inter Press Service)

In December 2007, unrest broke out in the diamond mining region of Kono in the east, between kimberlite mining corporation Koidu Holdings [part of Beny Steinmetz Group] and locals in the lease area. The company had promised to relocate hundreds of...

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1 February 2006

[PDF] Diamond Industry Annual Review: Sierra Leone 2006

Author: Partnership Africa Canada

Sierra Leone government officials...admit that there is still rampant illegal mining and smuggling...[T]he diamond industry in Sierra Leone is extraordinarily difficult to manage and control. Indeed it was these very factors that made the country so...

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1 February 2005

Sierra Leone: Report says govt. is taking steps to implement Kimberley Process, but diamonds contributing little to poverty reduction

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1 February 2005

[PDF] Diamond Industry Annual Review - Sierra Leone 2005

Author: Diamonds and Human Security Project, Partnership Africa-Canada & Network Movement for Justice and Development [Sierra Leone]

...Sierra Leone government officials...have applied KP [Kimberley Process] standards in many areas with appropriate diligence...NGOs and Civil Society organizations...accused KH [Koidu Diamond Holdings (joint venture Energem Resources, Magma Diamond...

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1 July 2004

Development & diamonds in Angola

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1 July 2004

[PDF] Angola Diamond Industry Annual Review

Author: Partnership Africa Canada

This first Annual Review of the diamond industry in Angola...examines the potential for diamonds to serve as an engine of development rather than war. And it spells out some of the challenges that now face a government that has been widely criticized...

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