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Cameroon involved in Central Africa ‘blood diamond’ trade

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Illicit trafficking of diamonds from Central African Republic into neighbouring Cameroon is helping finance the continuation of a nearly three-year conflict, an...

American arrested on Sierra Leone “blood diamond” charges

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Spanish authorities have arrested a American man on charges of enslavement and diamond pillaging during Sierra Leone's civil war, a victims' association...

Angolan gets suspended sentence for ‘Blood Diamond’ book

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An Angolan journalist was given a six-month suspended sentence on Thursday after he was convicted of slander for accusing generals of human...

Prosecuting natural resource theft could help end conflicts – report

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Prosecuting commanders and kingpins of militant groups for trafficking natural resources in conflict zones could help end the world's worst resource-driven violence,...

Former Ivory Coast rebel said to be profiting from banned diamond...

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A senior Ivory Coast army officer is breaking a diamond embargo and may be using profits to buy arms UN experts have...

Embargo fails to stop Ivory Coast illicit diamond trade: U.N. experts

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An eight-year-old U.N. embargo has failed to stop the illicit production and trafficking of Ivory Coast rough diamonds that are continuously being...

Zimbabwe halts diamond sale, awaits monitor

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Zimbabwe's government yesterday halted the sale of diamonds from its controversial Marange fields, saying the process would only go ahead under international...

Zimbabwe auctions diamonds, regulators watch

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Zimbabwe will begin auctioning diamonds from its controversial Marange fields today, state media reported, as the government moves to curb illegal trade...

Zimbabwe “blood diamonds” dispute breaks out at UN

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The United States, the EU and other Western powers blasted the UN General Assembly for ignoring Zimbabwe's reported failure to comply with...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...