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Global Witness today responded to news that the EU has agreed to lift sanctions on the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation.  “The EU has rushed its decision to delist ZMDC before the dust has settled on... read more
简体中文Watchdog calls on SADC to fully investigate claims of wrong-doing by ZANU PF Global Witness today called on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to fully investigate claims that Robert Mugabe’s ZANU PF... read more
Global Witness today welcomed news that EU foreign ministers have agreed to maintain restrictive measures against state-owned Zimbabwean diamond mining company, ZMDC, but warned that gaps in the sanctions list... read more
For immediate release Global Witness today called on EU foreign ministers to strengthen measures which restrict sales of diamonds from Zimbabwe’s controversial Marange region to Europe. The warning comes as Belgium... read more
简体中文 The international community must act to prevent off budget financing of Mugabe’s feared secret police, said Global Witness in a report published today. The report, Financing a Parallel Government?, reveals that... read more
Read the report: Diamonds: A good deal for Zimbabwe? On Valentines Day 2012 (14th February), Global Witness published a report raising concerns that diamond purchases may help fund the Zimbabwean military. The report,... read more
Read a message from Global Witness Founding Director, Charmian Gooch Lire le communiqué de presse en français Global Witness today announced that it has left the Kimberley Process, the international certification... read more
The World Diamond Council and other diamond industry bodies must immediately issue clear public statements instructing their members not to purchase improperly certified diamonds from Zimbabwe’s contentious Marange... read more
The Kimberley Process (KP) rough diamond certification scheme must reach a credible agreement with the Government of Zimbabwe regarding the export of stones from the controversial Marange region, the KP Civil Society... read more
Read Global Witness's latest report on this issue. See Global Witness's Elly Harrowell interviewed on Sky News The lack of consensus among Kimberley Process (KP) certification scheme members over whether Zimbabwe can... read more
Zimbabwe must not resume diamond exports from its troubled Marange diamond fields without prior permission from the Kimberley Process certification scheme, warned Global Witness today following a ruling by the... read more
  The Kimberley Process (KP) rough diamond certification scheme failed to reach a consensus to suspend Zimbabwe at this week's Plenary meeting in Namibia, in spite of evidence of serious non-compliance with the... read more
Kimberley Process (KP) members must act on the overwhelming evidence of Zimbabwe's failure to comply with the minimum requirements of the rough diamond certification scheme, said civil society groups today, ahead of the... read more
Campaign group Global Witness today welcomed calls for the suspension of Zimbabwe from the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, set up to stop the trade in blood diamonds, and called on participant governments to act... read more
Global Witness today responded to news that the EU has agreed to lift sanctions on the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation.  “The EU has rushed its decision to delist ZMDC before the dust has settled on... read more
简体中文Watchdog calls on SADC to fully investigate claims of wrong-doing by ZANU PF Global Witness today called on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to fully investigate claims that Robert Mugabe’s ZANU PF... read more
Global Witness today welcomed news that EU foreign ministers have agreed to maintain restrictive measures against state-owned Zimbabwean diamond mining company, ZMDC, but warned that gaps in the sanctions list... read more
For immediate release Global Witness today called on EU foreign ministers to strengthen measures which restrict sales of diamonds from Zimbabwe’s controversial Marange region to Europe. The warning comes as Belgium... read more
简体中文 The international community must act to prevent off budget financing of Mugabe’s feared secret police, said Global Witness in a report published today. The report, Financing a Parallel Government?, reveals that... read more
Read the report: Diamonds: A good deal for Zimbabwe? On Valentines Day 2012 (14th February), Global Witness published a report raising concerns that diamond purchases may help fund the Zimbabwean military. The report,... read more
Read a message from Global Witness Founding Director, Charmian Gooch Lire le communiqué de presse en français Global Witness today announced that it has left the Kimberley Process, the international certification... read more
The World Diamond Council and other diamond industry bodies must immediately issue clear public statements instructing their members not to purchase improperly certified diamonds from Zimbabwe’s contentious Marange... read more
The Kimberley Process (KP) rough diamond certification scheme must reach a credible agreement with the Government of Zimbabwe regarding the export of stones from the controversial Marange region, the KP Civil Society... read more
Read Global Witness's latest report on this issue. See Global Witness's Elly Harrowell interviewed on Sky News The lack of consensus among Kimberley Process (KP) certification scheme members over whether Zimbabwe can... read more
Zimbabwe must not resume diamond exports from its troubled Marange diamond fields without prior permission from the Kimberley Process certification scheme, warned Global Witness today following a ruling by the... read more
  The Kimberley Process (KP) rough diamond certification scheme failed to reach a consensus to suspend Zimbabwe at this week's Plenary meeting in Namibia, in spite of evidence of serious non-compliance with the... read more
Kimberley Process (KP) members must act on the overwhelming evidence of Zimbabwe's failure to comply with the minimum requirements of the rough diamond certification scheme, said civil society groups today, ahead of the... read more
Campaign group Global Witness today welcomed calls for the suspension of Zimbabwe from the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, set up to stop the trade in blood diamonds, and called on participant governments to act... read more
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