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15 October 2019

Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition's report raises serious allegation of human rights abuse; incl. co non-response

A report recently published by the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition alleges that up to today brutal human rights abuses, including killings, torture and sexual violence, continue to occur in certain diamond mining areas on the African...

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13 May 2019

Diamond Producers Association's report says its members positively impact local communities & working to minimize negative environmental impacts

Author: Cision PR Newswire, Diamond Producers Association (UK)

‘First-Ever Comprehensive Report on the Reality of Modern Diamond Mining Reveals its Impact on Local Communities, Challenges Stereotypes and Identifies Areas for Further Improvement’ 2 May 2019...

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13 June 2018
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Author: Mujahid Safodien, Capital

« En Afrique du Sud, des mineurs illégaux sortent de l'ombre », 7 juin 2018...

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18 September 2017

Tanzania: Govt. seizes Petra Diamond's consignment allegedly for tax evasion, company denies allegations

Author: Allan Olingo, The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"Petra suspends mining after diamonds seizure by Tanzania"...

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8 September 2017

Tanzania: Govt. to probe if Petra Diamonds paying fair share of taxes, company says it complies with local legislation

Author: Fumbuka Ng‘wanakilala, Reuters

"Tanzania orders review of Petra Diamonds contract in mining crackdown"...

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22 June 2017
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Author: Claudia Bröll, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Die neue [Bergbau-]Charta will [...] die Besitzverhältnisse in der Minenindustrie grundlegend zugunsten der einst unterdrückten schwarzen Bevölkerung verschieben... Unternehmensvertreter, Rating-Agenturen und Rechtsexperten jedoch reagierten alarmiert....

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20 May 2017

So. Africa: Informal miners protest against Kimberly Ekapa Mining for allegedly operating without a permit; say when they mine in the same area they are arrested

Author: Sowetan Live (South Africa)

"Zama zamas‚ backed by BLF‚ protest against 'illegal mine'", 11 May 2017...

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13 October 2011

Diamonds - Kimberley Process: Flaws in the process

Author: Charlotte Mathews, FM [South Africa]

Civil society organisations are angry at the failure of the Kimberley Process to address human rights violations around diamond mining in Marange in Zimbabwe, as well as other issues...World Diamond Council president Eli Izhakoff says the support of...

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17 August 2008

Striking miners at Helam live in squalid conditions [So. Africa]

Author: Wiseman Khuzwayo, Business Report [So. Africa]

Workers at the Helam diamond mine, in the North West, live in appalling conditions. The hostels are filthy and the grounds stink of raw sewage. In short, the place can be described as unfit for human habitation. The miners are on strike...demanding...

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23 November 2006

Kalahari diamond search rekindles Botswana’s Bushmen dispute

Author: Tom Price, Business Day [So. Africa]

After years of debate over the link between the relocation of Botswana’s Kalahari Bushmen and diamond exploration, renewed mineral exploration on Bushmen land is rekindling the controversy... Business Day has confirmed that TH Drilling (THD) of...

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