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Zimbabwe's Marange diamond fields 'plundered' - BBC News

Nov 13, 2012· The report, Reap What You Sow: Greed and Corruption in Zimbabwe's Marange Diamond Fields, was released by the Ottawa-based group to coincide with the Zimbabwean government's conference on diamond ...

Marange diamond field: Zimbabwe torture camp discovered ...

Aug 08, 2011· Image caption Marange could represent as much as a fifth of the world's diamonds deposits . A torture camp run by Zimbabwe's security forces is operating in the country's rich Marange diamond ...

Zimbabwe: Marange Villagers' Turn to President Mnangagwa ...

Marange Villagers said President Emmerson Mnangagwa has a mammoth task to ensure that sanity prevails in their community following the takeover of operations by the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond ...

Does Zimbabwe have forced labour in its diamond mines ...

Oct 20, 2019· The Marange mining region in the east of Zimbabwe is estimated to have one of the world's richest diamond reserves and is a vital revenue earner for a country in a dire economic straits. Zimbabwe ...

Zimbabwe, Marange: the pollution fallout from blood diamonds

Mar 17, 2012· The Marange diamond fields in eastern Zimbabwe have been an infamous example of so-called blood diamonds. The Mugabe regime has been accused of illegally diverting funds from the mines, which hold an estimated 25 per cent of the world's diamond …

impact of mining in zimbabwe - Popular Education

The story of Zimbabwe''s Marange diamonds: Pollution, Politics, Power. Dec 12, 2012 ... The combined effects of the mining activities of these companies have resulted in noise pollution to villagers near the diamond fields.

Abuse, displacement, pollution: the legacy of Zimbabwe's ...

Mar 15, 2016· Abuse, displacement, pollution: the legacy of Zimbabwe's Marange diamonds ... Eastern Zimbabwe's Marange diamond fields, discovered in …

Zimbabawe - Rapaport Fair Trade

Diamonds mined in Zimbabwe's Marange diamond fields since 2006 have been associated with severe human rights abuses – including murder, rape, and torture – yet they are now exported from Zimbabwe with the approval of the KP.

Zimbabwe's Looted Diamonds: A Synopsis Of The Marange Scandal

According to the 2009 Human Rights Watch Report, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) had no legal status to buy diamonds until the end of January 2009, but however under the governorship of Gideon Gono has been a major buyer of illegal diamonds from Marange since as early as 2006.

The Marange diamond fields of Zimbabwe: An overview ...

The controversy over Marange diamond fields in Zimbabwe has received much global attention. This new report by Sokwanele brings together a wide-ranging overview of events, meetings, human rights abuses and environmental degradation rampant in the mineral-rich area.

Latest News - Rapaport Fair Trade

The story of Zimbabwe's Marange diamonds: Pollution, Politics, Power The Africa Report – December 12, 2012. KPCS Clears Zimbabwe Diamond Exports AllAfrica – November 30, 2012. Report Warns Zimbabwe Corruption Weakens Diamond Supply Chain Jeff Miller, Avi Krawitz – November 12, 2012. Zimbabwe's Treasury Expects $150M From Diamond Revenue

Marange Diamond Land and Human Rights abuses, Zimbabwe ...

Marange diamond fields were known to the public in 2006, triggering a diamond rush which lasted for 3 to 4 years. At the height of artisanal mining in 2008 an estimated 40 000 artisanal miners and diggers were now living in the diamond fields.

Chinese- Zimbabwe bigwigs siphoning diamonds from Marange ...

Sep 11, 2015· Asked if the discovery of diamonds were a blessing to the community, Albert Mhlanga who was dislocated from Marange Diamond fields to ARDA Transau said he wishes the minerals were discovered elsewhere. "Miners have failed to develop our area. In fact, we no longer have running water and electricity," he said.

Zimbabwe’s diamond theft: power and patronage in Marange ...

An excellent book has just been published by the wonderful Weaver Press in Harare â€" Facets of Power: Politics, Profits and People in the Making of Zimbabwe’s Blood Diamonds.Edited by Richard Saunders and Tinashe Nyamunda it offers a series of chapters covering the Marange story …

Villagers in Zimbabwe Marange Diamond Fields in Mass ...

Apr 26, 2018· Thousands of villagers around east Zimbabwe's Marange diamond fields took to the streets on Monday to protest the looting of diamond revenue …

The curse of Marange diamonds - Zimbabwe Situation

Nov 04, 2013· Though Zimbabwean diamonds do not fit in the so called blood diamonds category, the Marange diamonds east of Zimbabwe have gained unsavoury reputation for various controversies- ranging from water and air pollution by mining companies to human rights abuses by Zimbabwean security agencies working in the diamond fields.

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THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF DIAMOND MINING IN CHIADZWA Research material compiled by CRD G.R Chimonyo Senior Lecturer Africa University Solomon Mungure Institute of Peace and Governance (IPLG) Africa University Dr. Paul D. Scott Professor, European Peace University and Kansai Gaidai University Japan

The Impact of Mining Activities on Local People and ...

pollution. Vast tracks of land which were original meant for farming have now been cleared and made bare as part of the mining process thereby affecting food production in the area. Pollution on the other hand affected mainly the water bodies in the area with Save river being the worst polluted.

Marange villagers relate diamond curse to MPs - NewsDay ...

Mar 06, 2018· REPRESENTATIVES of people from Marange yesterday told Parliament that diamonds in their area were now a curse instead of a blessing, as they suffered different forms of abuse, beatings ...

Film spotlights Marange diamond resource curse - Zimbabwe ...

Oct 16, 2018· Source: Film spotlights Marange diamond resource curse | Daily News HARARE – A documentary film was launched yesterday highlighting an unfortunate story of how the extractive sector was a curse to the Marange community where the precious diamonds were discovered.

Marange diamond fields - Wikipedia

The Marange diamond fields are an area of widespread small-scale diamond production in Chiadzwa, Mutare West, Zimbabwe. 'Although estimates of the reserves contained in this area vary wildly, some have suggested that it could be home to one of the world's richest diamond deposits'.