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6 August 2015

African Commission experts, ISHR and Central Africa civil society discuss about the challenges corporate accountability defenders are facing in the region

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21 July 2015

Central African Rep.: Global Witness accuses foreign timber firms of funding conflict

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18 May 2015

Africa: 'Govts. should put transparency and accountability at the heart of their extraction policies', says analyst

Author: Sebastian Gatimu, Institute for Security Studies, Nairobi

'Exploiting minerals, exploiting communities', 18 May 2015: In Africa…extractive industries have sparked much controversy and debate. While these industries…promise…economic growth and social development, they have, in many cases, instead contributed...

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22 April 2015

Angola: Trial of journalist Rafael Marques to resume over book on abuses in diamond mining - Tiffany, Leber Jeweler urge govt. to drop charges

Rafael Marques is an independent Angolan journalist whose book Blood Diamonds: Torture and Corruption in Angola, details 500 alleged cases of torture and 100 killings in a diamond-mining district in Angola.  Rafael Marques filed crimes against...

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11 May 2015
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Author: JournaldeBangui.com (Centrafrique)

"Vers la levée de l'embargo sur le diamant centrafricain", 9 mai 2015...

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16 April 2015

Parliament adopts relaxed measures on conflict minerals

Author: Cécile Barbière, Euractiv

MEPs from the Committee on International Trade have rejected a set of binding regulations for certain minerals extracted in conflict zones, in favour of a less ambitious system of self-certification, which would exclude some minerals entirely...The EU...

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26 March 2015

Review: The book about Angolan blood diamonds that landed Rafael Marques in court

Author: Mercedes Sayagues, Daily Maverick (So. Africa)

...In 2011, the first edition of 500 books in Portugal was mysteriously bought out as soon as it hit the stores. After a flurry of press reports, the book, now in its fifth edition, became a best seller in Portugal – whose government is a major...

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25 March 2015
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4 March 2015

UAE: Systems to be put in place to ensure ethical sourcing of Dubai’s gold & jewellery

Author: Manoj Nair, Zawya (UAE)

"Dubai's gold retail to sign up for ethical sourcing", 2 Mar 2015...

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4 February 2015

Binding regulation is required to end conflict minerals trade, says NGO briefing

Author: Global Witness Amnesty International, SOMO and others

"A conflict minerals regulation that works", Feb 2015...

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