Is ZANU-PF’s hidden hand in Zimbabwe’s diamond industry revealed by secret document?
A secret document appears to indicate that a ZANU-PF company named National Reconstruction Groups holds a hidden stake in one of Zimbabwe's diamond companies.
Why reforms in Zimbabwe’s security sector and mining industry should be high on Mnangagwa’s to-do list
Recent unprecedented events in Zimbabwe undoubtedly offer the country a rare chance for a break with the past. But change in Zimbabwe will depend on much more than who sits behind the president’s desk.
Pourquoi le nouvel accord de l’UE sur les approvisionnements responsables en minerais est une occasion manquée
Après plus de deux années de discussion, les responsables de l’UE sont arrivés à un « accord politique » sur un nouveau règlement visant à assainir le commerce européen des minerais.
Why the EU’s new deal on responsible mineral sourcing is a missed opportunity
After more than two years of discussion, EU officials have reached a “political understanding” on a new law intended to clean up the European minerals trade.
Industry leaders call on rare mineral to do more to police itself
Leading industry voices yesterday leapt into the debate on how to tackle the trade in so-called ‘conflict minerals’ by calling on the rare mineral to do more to police itself.
Sins of commission and sins of omission: Is Zimbabwe ready to fix its diamond sector?
The news that the Russian diamond giant Alrosa will begin exploring for diamonds throughout Zimbabwe follows hot on the heels of unusually frank criticism by Vice President Joice Mujuru, on the failure of revenues from the country’s established and controversial Marange diamond mines to reach the Zimbabwean people.
Tenders and vendors—Zimbabwe’s ailing economy and another Dubai diamond sale
Close to a million carats of Zimbabwe diamonds are up for sale in Dubai this week, with authorities reportedly hoping to sell them for an average of US$100 per carat