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Zimbabwe’s elections: intimidation, vote-rigging and diamonds

Global Witness has grave concerns about Zimbabwe’s elections, scheduled to take place on July 31st. The elections, which should mark Zimbabwe’s transition to a more free and fair democracy, look instead to bear the hallmarks of…

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News and Press Release
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GW
Posted:
26 Jul 2013
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Diamonds: A Good Deal for Zimbabwe?

Diamonds: A good deal for Zimbabwe? reveals that several directors of one of the largest mining companies operating in Zimbabwe’s controversial Marange diamond fields are drawn from the Zimbabwean military and police, and highlights the risk…

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Analysis
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GW
Posted:
16 Feb 2012
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Global Witness leaves Kimberley Process, calls for diamond trade to be held accountable

Read a message from Global Witness Founding Director, Charmian Gooch Global Witness today announced that it has left the Kimberley Process, the international certification scheme established to stop the trade in blood diamonds. The Kimberley Process’s refusal to…

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News and Press Release
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GW
Posted:
05 Dec 2011

Zimbabwe

Civil society expresses vote of no confidence in conflict diamond scheme

Activist organisations today expressed a vote of no confidence in the Kimberley Process, and walked out of the scheme’s meeting in Kinshasa, in protest at its failure to address human rights abuses associated with the diamond…

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News and Press Release
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GW
Posted:
11 Jul 2011

Zimbabwe

Diamond meeting ends without consensus on Zimbabwe

Diamond meeting ends without consensus on Zimbabwe Serious challenges ahead for landmark certification scheme, say NGOs The lack of consensus among Kimberley Process (KP) certification scheme members over whether Zimbabwe can resume diamond exports from the troubled Marange area was welcomed by…

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News and Press Release
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GW
Posted:
21 Mar 2011
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Global Witness rejects claim that Zimbabwe diamonds are clean

State-sponsored violence and human rights abuses are still taking place in the diamond fields of eastern Zimbabwe, in contrast to claims made in a leaked report from the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme monitor, said Global Witness today. Global Witness has…

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News and Press Release
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GW
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: End Persecution of Activist Group

(New York) - Civil Society organizations, including Global Witness, Human Rights Watch, and Partnership Africa Canada, today condemned the state-sponsored harassment and intimidation of a Zimbabwean nongovernmental organization, the Centre for Research and Development (CRD). The group has been instrumental…

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News and Press Release
Source:
GW, HRW, IMPACT
Posted:
21 Mar 2011