Zim, NGOs Bicker Over Diamond Sales

The Kimberly Process Certification Scheme intercessional plenary meeting took place with Zimbabwe and some Western nations and human rights groups renewing their hostilities
 

The Kimberly Process Certification Scheme intercessional plenary meeting took place in Luanda, Angola, this month with Zimbabwe and some Western nations and human rights groups renewing their hostilities.

Resource Exploitation Watch chairperson, Tafadzwa Musarara, and some government insiders are accusing the West of trying to block trade in Zimbabwean gems alleging that they might be laundered through the sale of diamonds in the United Arab Emirates which is under intense scrutiny.

A report on the global diamond trade published in 2013 by the World Policy Institute exposed how illicit and corrupt deals, facilitated by international groups was resulting in the plundering of Zimbabwe’s diamonds.

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Source: 
Voice of America - Zimbabwe

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