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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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8 January 2013

UN approves resolution on conflict diamonds from ex-KP chair Milovanovic

Author: DIB Online (Diamond Intelligence Briefs)

The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted the text of a resolution introduced by the outgoing U.S. Kimberley Process (KP) Chair Gillian Milovanovic on the role of the KP in helping eliminate the trade in conflict diamonds.....

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3 January 2013

Squire Sanders Launches Conflict Minerals Compliance Blog

Author: Squire Sanders

Squire Sanders...launched...a blog addressing all aspects of compliance with the rule recently adopted by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) governing the use of conflict minerals (tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold) that originate from the...

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29 December 2012

Crisis in the Central African Republic: Are Diamonds to Blame?

Author: Brilliant Earth

Any time a civil conflict breaks out in a diamond-rich country such as the CAR, we are sensitive to the possibility that diamond mining may worsen the bloodshed. In too many countries, diamond mining has contributed to bloody civil wars. In this case,...

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