Zimbabwe's diamond trade should be funding development. Instead, there is a risk that diamonds are funding repression.
A Game of Stones
While the international community is working with the Central African Republic’s government and diamond companies to establish legitimate supply chains smugglers and traders are thriving in the parallel black market.
The Kimberley Process
Global Witness first exposed the problem of blood diamonds in 1998 and played a key role in establishing the Kimberley Process (KP),
Financing a Parallel Government
Zimbabwe’s Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) appears to have received off budget financing from a Hong Kong-based businessman, Sam Pa.
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What is Supply Chain Due Diligence?
Unless companies make sure they are trading responsibly, they risk funding serious abuses overseas.
Return of the Blood Diamond
The deadly race to control Zimbabwe's new-found diamond wealth
How the mineral trade funds violence and armed conflict.
A Rough Trade
A seminal Global Witness report on the role of diamonds in funding the Angolan civil war.