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1 November 2013

IPIS releases report on development, strengths & weaknesses of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

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1 November 2013

[PDF] IPIS Insights: Kimberley Process: observations from the sidelines. Part I

Author: Fiona Southward, International Peace Information Service (IPIS)

Ten years after the launch of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) this paper is the first in a two part series providing an overview of where the Kimberley Process (KP) and international efforts to combat the trade in conflict diamonds...

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16 September 2013

New EU law could help stop natural resource trade fuelling conflict

Author: Global Witness

A coalition of 59 non-governmental organisations...is calling on the European Commission to pass a strong law to prevent European businesses fuelling conflict and human rights abuses through their purchases of natural resources, such as tin, gold and...

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1 September 2013

[PDF] A Guide to the Kimberley Process

Author: Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition

This guide has been produced by the Kimberley Process (KP) Civil Society Coalition, a grouping of civil society organizations working on the issue of conflict diamonds. The guide aims to provide an introduction to the Kimberley Process for civil...

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26 July 2013
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Author: Le Potentiel (Rép. dém. du Congo)

L’Union européenne se félicite du travail des Etats membres de la CIRGL et du secrétariat dans la mise en œuvre du « Protocole contre l’exploitation illégale des ressources naturelles », dans le cadre du « Pacte sur la sécurité, la stabilité et le...

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25 June 2013
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Author: Le Point.fr (France)

Au moins 37 personnes ont été tuées dimanche dans l'effondrement d'une mine d'or du centre de la Centrafrique, à Ndassima, tenue par la coalition Séléka qui a pris le pouvoir à Bangui fin mars, a annoncé la radio nationale mardi. Dimanche, un...

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27 May 2013

Central African Republic banned from blood diamonds watchdog

Author: Cecilia Jamasmie, Mining.com

The Kimberley Process...has suspended Central African Republic from the global body...The ban, which comes weeks after rebels seized control of the country from former President François Bozizé, was announced as fresh news of rebel attacks on villages...

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13 May 2013
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Author: Lucie Nkouka, JournaldeBangui.com [Centrafrique]

La décision a été prise vendredi 10 mai à la suite de la réunion entre les représentants de Bangui et les membres du Processus de Kimberley...Cette interdiction aurait pour but d'intensifier la pression sur les nouveaux leaders du ce pauvre pays, mais...

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6 May 2013

Central African Republic faces ban on diamond trade

Author: Tova Cohen, Reuters

The Central African Republic could face a ban on exports of its diamonds if the Kimberley Process...approves a suspension...Controls there had collapsed after a March coup, Kimberley Process chairman...[said] at a meeting of the World Diamond Council....

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4 April 2013

‘Resources curse’ still plagues Africa

Author: [analysis] Manoah Esipisu, Business Day [So. Africa]

Striking oil or precious minerals is supposed to signal the dawn of a new era of prosperity for any country. Not so in many corners of Africa. The...citizens of the CAR have not benefited much from their country’s diamonds and gold, just as those in...

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