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October 1, 2017 10:20 PM Diamonds audit stalls — minister

Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa said the issue of accessing information for auditing purposes remains a challenge after courts ruled in favour of the Government and were pursuing other mechanisms to get the required evidence. Minister Chidhakwa said this in Senate on Thursday last week while responding to questions from senators 27

September 15, 2017 2:46 PM Military looted diamonds —report

ZIMBABWE should step up its efforts to improve transparency and plug revenue leakages in the multi-million-dollar diamonds industry, an international diamond watchdog has said. This comes amid revelations that the country’s security forces benefitted from the plunder of diamonds, while Treasury coffers went dry. In a report, titled “An inside job Zimbabwe 37

September 11, 2017 5:04 PM Zimbabwe ruling elite linked to 'disappearing diamonds'

Top security and political leaders secretly profiting from Zimbabwe's diamond reserves, anti-corruption group alleges. An anti-corruption group says it has evidence linking Zimbabwe's ruling elite to "a decade of disappearing diamond wealth". In a report published on Monday, London-based Global Witness accused Zimbabwe's Central Intelligence Organisation 45

September 11, 2017 1:30 PM Campaign group claims Zimbabwe diamonds funding government repression

Johannesburg - Zimbabwe's ruling elite has diverted the country's vast diamond riches to help fund repression by dodging sanctions and raising money for security forces, an anti-corruption campaign group alleged Monday. In a report, Global Witness accused top security and political leaders of secretly profiting from the trade in the country's diamond 55

September 10, 2017 11:32 PM Illicit diamond fortune props up Mugabe’s regime

Just over a decade ago, Zimbabwe discovered one of the world’s richest diamond deposits in an area known now as the Marange diamond fields. This find was supposed to transform the country’s economic prospects and, ultimately, the lives of its people. Instead, as a new report from Global Witness confirms, most of Zimbabwe’s vast oil wealth has been looted 41

September 10, 2017 11:28 PM Diamonds Fund Zimbabwe Political Oppression, Global Witness Says

Zimbabwe’s government is using money earned from diamond exports to fund its Central Intelligence Organisation, blamed for a raft of human-rights abuses as it’s helped to keep President Robert Mugabe in power since 1980, Global Witness said. Diamonds dug from the Marange fields in eastern Zimbabwe are channeled through Dubai, India, Holland and South 39

September 7, 2017 1:09 PM Zanu PF youths target party bigwigs' farms

MUTARE - Outspoken Zanu PF chairperson for Manicaland province Mubuso Chinguno and his colleagues in the former liberation movement’s arm, have threatened to invade farms they claim are underutilised by the party’s bigwigs. The youth league also warned that it would launch a final blitz on the remaining white farmers in the province — in remarks which 48

October 4, 2016 3:37 PM How Mugabe double-crossed Joseph Kabila and the DRC

Way before Marange, Mugabe and his military men had already started rampant racketeering, illegal mafia-style smuggling, double-crossing, double dealing, as well as illegal arms peddling with Congolese rebels. In fact, Mugabe double-crossed Kabila by selling arms to the rebels in exchange for diamonds used to enrich, not Zimbabwe, but Mugabe and his security 16

January 28, 2016 12:44 AM Zim highly corrupt country, watchdog

HARARE: Zimbabwe continues to fare dismally in a major global corruption index, ranked at 150 out of 168 countries, according to results of a 2015 survey published by Transparency International (TI) on Wednesday. TI, a leading global crusader against graft, says its annual corruption perception index is based on expert opinion and measures perceived 1

June 19, 2015 2:26 PM Mugabe turns to Khama for help

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has turned to his bitter regional rival Botswana President Ian Khama for a model to exploit diamonds to fuel economic development in Zimbabwe. Khama has consistently rejected President Mugabe’s re-election as fraudulent and has often spoken out about Zimbabwe’s political crisis. Nothwithstanding the frosty relationship, Mines 28