In most likelihood, it’s a Blood Diamond on your finger –...

Amnesty
What was true of Blood Diamonds in Sierra Leone, as portrayed in the Leonardo DiCaprio starrer, is still true for many of the diamond...

African firm blacklisted for dealing in Blood Diamonds

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‘Kardiam’ – the Belgian arm of Central African Republic’s (CAR) diamond trading company BADICA, has been blacklisted by UN Sanctions Committee over alleged involvement...

Blood Diamonds keeping African insurgent groups thrive

Blood Diamonds
Conflict Diamonds were supposed to be a thing of past but even after 15 years of Kimberley Process, blood diamonds are still being generated...

Blood Diamonds continue to taint the industry

Blood Diamonds
The diamond industry is known for its selective amnesia. It conveniently forgets the continuing crisis happening in the African continent due to diamond mining...

Dirty, Bloody Diamonds – HSBC leaks

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Money laundering and other fraudulent activities in the diamond trade have been on rise. HSBC leaks not just confirms this but also reveals the...

CAR Conflict Diamonds making way in the trade

Central African Republic (CAR) is one of the top ten diamond producing countries in the world. The country, home to 4.6 million people, ranks 185...

Jewelers in UK and Ireland take positive steps towards ethical sourcing

The Jewelry Ethics Committee UK (JEC-UK), which began its work in 2009, has been researching jewelry supply chains in and around UK and providing...

Canadian Diamond Code of conduct – A guarantee for conflict-free diamonds

Deepak International, a diamond polishing company in Northwestern territories of Canada, bought rights to polar bear symbol of diamonds representing the territories sustainably mined diamonds,...

Botswana evicts local tribals to make way for diamond mine

Botswana government announced the opening of Ghaghoo diamond mine inCentral Kalahari Game Reserve, ancestral land of Africa's Basarwa (Bushmen) tribe. The mine reportedly has...

Yet another promise from Kimberley Process

Kimberley Process Certification System official, Estanislau Buio, announced the KP commission's main priorities last week in Lunada, which include a follow-up on situation in Central Africa...

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