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De Beers is jointly owned by Anglo American, Central Holdings (which represents the Oppenheimer family) and the Government of Botswana.

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11 December 2017

All that glitters is not gold: Shining a light on supply chain disclosure in the jewellery sector.

Author: Ardea International

This report focuses on the jewellery sector. We have included eight of the major jewellers in the UK, namely the Signet Group (and the companies under its control, as listed in the table in this report), Tiffany & Co., Goldsmiths, Links, F. Hinds,...

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19 September 2016

Botswana: NGOs say De Beers, govt. and ruling party in "opaque" dealings that fuel tax evasion by the conglomerate - includes company responce

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW), and the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) produced a research report; "Botswana's Diamond Deception). The report says critical...

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18 September 2016

De Beers Response

Author: De Beers group

De Beers Group publishes detailed financial information about Debswana both at the full year and half year via Anglo American plc, De Beers’ parent company. This includes production volume (split by mine), price per carat, unit cost...available on...

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10 July 2016

Namibia: Former De Beers Marine employee granted permission to sue company as a pauper; company appeals court decision

Author: Werner Menges, The Namibian (Namibia)

"Diamond giant appeals over 'pauper' label", 7 July 2016...

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29 June 2016
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Author: Laure Broulard, RFI

"Marché du diamant: quelles retombées économiques pour les pays africains?", 29 juin 2016...

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18 February 2016

Signet adopts policy promoting transparency in diamond supply chain

Author: Janet H. Cho, Plain Dealer (USA)

"Signet Jewelers adopts policy to promote more openness and trust in the diamond supply chain", Feb 16, 2016...

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3 November 2015

So. Africa: New report presents insights from leading NGOs, analysts on how to improve transparency, accountability in the extractive sector

Author: Open Society Foundation (So. Africa)

'In good company? conversations around transparency and accountability in South Africa's extractive sector', 3 Nov 2015:…[O]ver three years ago, 34 mine workers were killed at Marikana…following a stand-off with…Police and as a direct result of a wage...

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2 September 2015

Africa: Academic urges economic justice actors to fight both illegal and licit financial flows, adopt more nuanced approach

Author: Patrick Bond, University of Kwazulu Natal in Pambazuka News (Africa)

'Retreat of foreign investment from Africa means less looting', 2 Sep 2015:…[A] Zimbabwe NGO conference…was dedicated to fighting illegal capital flight from across the African continent…[Will] the region’s…economic-justice NGOs take the next step and...

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22 April 2015

Angola: Trial of journalist Rafael Marques to resume over book on abuses in diamond mining - Tiffany, Leber Jeweler urge govt. to drop charges

Rafael Marques is an independent Angolan journalist whose book Blood Diamonds: Torture and Corruption in Angola, details 500 alleged cases of torture and 100 killings in a diamond-mining district in Angola.  Rafael Marques filed crimes against...

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29 March 2015
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Author: RENAPAS (Afrique du Sud)

"Cecile Rhodes ou la statue qui pue", 26 mars 2015...

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