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Diamonds: 1/9 of 9

Ethical Diamonds: Why the Four "Cs" Need an "O"

4th October 2013

By Gregory Krauss

Human rights attorney Gregory Krauss tells the Ecologist that the diamond industry is still far from ethical, and believes consumers should start demanding stringent regulation, for the sake of both people and the environment ... more...
The New Scramble for Africa

The New Scramble for Africa

Mark Newton

9th May, 2012

From slave labour to armed conflict, our thirst for natural resources has created serious problems for Africa. Pádraig Carmody’s latest book attempts to unravel the moral morass, says Mark Newton more...
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Ethical jewellery: what to ask and what to buy

Amy Hall

24th April, 2012

From blood diamonds to mining with cyanide, bling is a big problem for the planet. But as Amy Hall explains, clued-up consumers mean greener gems more...
Plans for diamond mining in Botswana saw Bushmen forced out of their home

Global Witness quits Kimberley Process as Zimbabwe 'blood diamonds' exported

Rosie Spinks

6th December, 2011

Consumers could unwittingly buy rings or other jewellery linked to serious human rights abuses after Kimberley Process fails to prevent the sale of diamonds from Robert Mugabe's Marange diamond fields more...
Ecologist August newsletter

August 2011 Monthly Subscribers Newsletter

Ecologist

16th August, 2011

This month's newsletter looks at the return of the trade in blood diamonds and includes a special focus on sport and the environment
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Export of Zimbabwean diamonds threatens ethical jewellery trade

Rosie Spinks

08 August, 2011

With the Kimberley Process in a state of paralysis over Zimbabwean diamonds, consumers can no longer be sure they’re buying ethical jewels. Ahead of a BBC Panorama investigation into the issue, Rosie Spinks reports more...
Plans for diamond mining in Botswana saw Bushmen forced out of their home

Zimbabwe given 'one last chance' on diamond mining exports

Ecologist

16th July, 2010

Campaign groups on the verge of leaving international diamond trade body because of failures to prevent military takeovers of mines, worker deaths and systematic smuggling more...
Plans for diamond mining in Botswana saw Bushmen forced out of their home

Botswana admits bushmen were evicted for diamond mine

Ecologist

19th August, 2009

Official admits government cut off water supply to force Bushmen out of the Central Kalahri Game Reserve more...
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Masters of Illusion

Janine Roberts

1st September, 2003

Janine Roberts describes how De Beers cons the world into paying so much for its cheap, plentiful diamonds and turns a blind eye to the eradication of the oldest culture on the planet. more...

Diamonds: 1/9 of 9

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