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The loss of land and a gender hierarchy among other factors are forcing some young – with parental consent – to forsake school and turn to work on diamond mines in the Marange region of eastern Zimbabwe

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23 Jan 2017 In February last year President Mugabe announced that the eight mining companies operating in the Marange diamond fields in the east of the

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Security forces and state owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Co on Feb 22 took over the deposits in Marange the biggest source of diamonds by volume in 2013 according to industry analyst Paul Zimnisky The seizure came as President Robert Mugabe said that illicit trade in the stones has cost the economy which has halved in size since 2000

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24 May 2012 The Marange diamond fields sprawling across 250 square miles of forces hold key positions in Marange 39 s diamond mining companies

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6 Apr 2016 The Zimbabwean leader defended last week 39 s dramatic eviction of nine diamond mining companies from the Marange area including Chinese nbsp

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Mergers in Zimbabwe s diamond sector set to evade human rights due diligence Background Diamond mining in Zimbabwe had been operating at a minimum level before the commencement of large scale alluvial diamond mining in Marange in 2010

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Marange May Not Be The Worlds Largest Diamond Producer For Much Longer Wednesday February 19 2014 11 57 Marange is currently ranked the largest diamond producing deposit on earth ranging over 300 square miles in Chiadzwa a ward in the Mutare District of Zimbabwe see Figure 1 Estimated to have produced almost 17 million carats in 2013

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10 Sep 2017 It blames the government which owns at least 50 percent of the diamond mining companies in Marange and selected each of its partners

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23 Feb 2017 The State controlled resources firm formed after government took over all diamond mining companies in Marange has failed to make an

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30 Oct 2015 Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa has said that diamond mining licences for companies operating in the Marange

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The regime of President Robert Mugabe has been accused of profiting from the Marange diamond fields in eastern Zimbabwe garnering illicit funds that could be used to bolster his oppressive security forces Now critics are alleging the government is failing to stop mining waste pollution that is sickening livestock and local villagers

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22 May 2017 Zimbabwe merged all diamond mining companies into the ZCDC in Some of the diamond miners in the Marange area had resisted this and nbsp

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MUTARE Civil society organizations working in the extractive sector in Zimbabwe s Manicaland province have called on the government to consider as a matter of urgency halting all mining operations in Marange to allow independent auditing of all firms mining in the controversial fields to avoid

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The Marange diamond fields are an area of widespread small scale diamond production in While some diamond mines produce rough valued at over 1000 per carat The 7 companies currently operating are Marange Resources Anjin nbsp

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11 Mar 2016 The international diamond mining company covertly expropriated the mining companies and the state launched the Zimunya Marange

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10 Sep 2017 Political elites and security services have captured the companies mining Zimbabwe 39 s Marange diamond fields and siphoned off billions even nbsp

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30 Aug 2011 Johannesburg – Zimbabwe police and private security guards employed by mining companies in the Marange diamond fields are shooting

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Johannesburg – Zimbabwe police and private security guards employed by mining companies in the Marange diamond fields are shooting beating and unleashing attack dogs on poor local unlicensed miners The evidence gathered by Human Rights Watch contradicts claims

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Former Finance minister Tendai Biti says diamond producers operating in Marange were a cabal of looters and could have spirited away over 14 billion in seven years

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Once again the power of international solidarity has helped secure the release of activists supporting the global fight for popular mining sovereignty and basic human rights 24 activists from eight countries including Latin America South Africa and Zimbabwe were arrested in Marange Zimbabwe on 10 November 2017 while visiting a diamond mining area

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Government on Monday given all diamond mining companies in Marange a 90 day ultimatum to remove equipment after ordering them to halt operations with nbsp

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Abuse displacement pollution the legacy of Zimbabwe s Marange diamonds by Andrew Mambondiyani on 15 March 2016 Eastern Zimbabwe s Marange diamond fields discovered in 2006 have been touted by experts as the world s biggest diamond find in generations In 2008 government forces ruthlessly drove out illegal diamond miners killing

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Zimbabwe has announced plans to reduce the number of diamond mining companies operating in the Marange diamond fields to just one – a move

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19 Feb 2014 Marange is currently ranked the largest diamond producing deposit on Figure 3 Companies currently mining in Marange all of which are

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Government triggered the diamond rush in Marange in 2006 in a bid to get political mileage a report by the Human Rights Watch HRW revealed at the time In a 2009 report Diamonds in the Rough Human Rights Abuses in the Marange Diamond Fields of Zimbabwe HRW accused government of abetting illegal mining at the

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 · Deadly Diamonds 2009 Could Zimbabwe be suspended from the global diamond trade in the aftermath of the massacre at the Marange diamonds fields For simila

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Residents of the diamond producing area complain that mining security operations have restricted their freedom and many of them have been relocated against their will without adequate compensation As the diamond world continues to argue over stones from the rich Marange alluvial field in eastern

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3 1 0 Introduction The Government of Zimbabwe entered into diamond mining partnerships with private investors following the formalizations of mining operations at Marange diamonds fields east

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30 Jun 2014 More than 400 mine workers are being laid off by Chinese diamond mining companies operating in Marange Zimbabwe due to deposits

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Harare – The Zimbabwe government has ordered seven diamond companies in the Marange area of eastern Zimbabwe to immediately stop all mining activities a month after complaining about their opaque operations Mines and Mining Development Minister

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3 May 2017 After months of wrangling the Zimbabwe government finally took over the diamond mining operations of private companies in the Marange

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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 The hugely prolific fields are regarded by some experts as the world s biggest diamond in carats not by value

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Conflict Diamonds in Zimbabwe Global Witness Global Witness Following the violent takeover by the army of the Marange diamond fields in 2008 Global Witness exposed links between some of the mining companies operating there and members of the military and secret police The involvement in the

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Political elites and security services have captured the companies mining Zimbabwe 39 s Marange diamond fields and siphoned off billions even as the nbsp

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A week after winning a court order to be allowed to continue mining a British mining company has been denied permission to return to its claim in the Marange Communal lands in Manicaland province where a diamond rush began three months ago Peta Thornycroft reports for VOA this is

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23 Jul 2014 The diamonds are dripping with blood as the battle between formal mining companies and illegal panners continues unabated Morgan

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Despite numerous human rights violations in the Marange diamond fields the area is not classified as producing blood diamonds But by any ordinary definition it should be The diamonds are dripping with blood as the battle between formal mining companies and illegal panners continues unabated

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15 Mar 2016 Photo by CRD Until recently five companies have held licenses to mine the diamonds Marange Resources Anjin Investments Jinan Mining

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Local communities were supposed to reap the benefits of rich resources since Zimbabwe s Marange diamond fields were opened up to formal mining in 2009 Four years on impoverished locals are still waiting Even in winter areas surrounding the Marange diamond fields in Zimbabwe can be very hot

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MINES minister Walter Chidhakwa continues to watch helplessly as army generals and other security services chiefs plunder the Marange diamond fields a leading resources activist has claimed

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Zimbabwe 39 s diamond trade should be funding development the largest mining companies operating in Zimbabwe 39 s controversial Marange diamond fields are nbsp

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Diamond mining firms in Marange will this week lay off more workers in an exercise which will result in more than 400 job losses

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16 Mar 2016 The government shutdown mining activities in Marange diamond fields and others last month claiming that the companies had no licenses to

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THE Centre for Natural Resource and Governance CNRG and Marange community members will this Saturday launch a petition to force the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Mining Company ZCDC to stop mining activities in the area until there are guarantees that

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10 Sep 2017 Political elites and security services have captured the companies mining Zimbabwe 39 s Marange diamond fields and siphoned off billions even

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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

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8 Feb 2016 Amid frequent drought people in Marange had hoped the diamond National law requires mining companies to help local communities

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Human Rights Watch researchers interviewed 10 miners in Mutare and towns close to the Marange diamond fields who and the mining industry in Marange need to

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13 Feb 2012 Several directors of one of the largest mining companies operating in Zimbabwe 39 s controversial Marange diamond fields are drawn from the

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The question of whether and how diamonds from Zimbabwe s rich Marange field should enter world markets has driven a wedge through the Kimberley Process The meeting in Kinshasa was called in a bid to resolve that internal conflict but some observers see little reason for optimism The current

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24 Feb 2016 DIAMOND mining companies ordered by government to stop gem mining operations in Marange are weighing their options while some have nbsp

Zimbabwe orders diamond miners to halt operations

22 Feb 2016 Companies have been told to leave behind equipment and vacate in the diamond rich Marange area to halt mining effectively immediately

Chiadzwa villagers miners speak The Herald

4 Apr 2016 Companies that were mining diamonds in Chiadzwa and villagers from the 50 million payment that they pledged to the Zimunya Marange nbsp

Global Rough Diamond Production Estimated to Hit Over 135M

Based on an analysis of the world s 54 largest diamond mines see bottom figure global diamond production will reach an estimated 135 5M million carats in 2015 which compares with an estimated 131 1M carats produced in 2014

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More changes to Marange s production are anticipated The deposit is vast covering more than 400 square miles but the shallow easily mined areas are nearly depleted and mining companies will have to dig deeper much deeper to extract diamonds

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14 Jan 2017 Marange and to Arda Transau where families affected by diamond consolidation began in 2015 when the mining companies lost their nbsp

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Marange diamonds lose global shine New THE Marange fields consist of widespread alluvial mining where diamonds have been deposited on the earth s surface and can be

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Close Marange mines Zimbabwe orders diamond mines shut says not nationalising New state owned company will now hold all the diamond claims in the country

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6 Apr 2016 The Zimbabwean leader defended last week 39 s dramatic eviction of nine diamond mining companies from the Marange area including Chinese

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26 Jan 2017 A blog on Parliament 39 s visit to the Chiadzwa Marange diamond fields of the previous diamond mining companies to be absorbed into ZCDC

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Report Feb 13 2012 Diamonds A Good Deal for Zimbabwe Several directors of one of the largest mining companies operating in Zimbabwe s controversial Marange diamond fields are drawn from the Zimbabwean military and police

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13 Feb 2012 Several directors of one of the largest mining companies operating in Zimbabwe 39 s controversial Marange diamond fields are drawn from the nbsp

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 · Inside Marange diamond mines – Some experts believe the Marange diamond fields in eastern Zimbabwe are among the largest discovery of diamonds in generations Hide Caption 1 of 7 Photos Marange diamond mine Inside Marange diamond mines – Vehicles moving earth in a mine owned by Marange Resources one of the four companies operating in

Zimbabwe miners to shut down after diamond resource

The Marange diamond deposit spanning over 300 miles in Eastern Zimbabwe was stated as the largest diamond mine in the world in 2013 producing almost 17 million carats or approximately 13 of global supply The diamond field is controlled by Zimbabwe government affiliate Zimbabwe Mining

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101 SOCIO CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF INFORMAL DIAMOND MINING IN CHIADZWA ZIMBABWE Obvious Katsaura School of Architecture and Planning University of the Witwatersrand

Zimbabwe wants one diamond miner for Marange Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe wants a single diamond mining company to operate in Marange and it looks like the frontrunner is one with close links to Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe has announced plans to reduce the number of diamond mining companies operating in the Marange diamond fields to just one –

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HUNDREDS of menacing police officers armed to the teeth with shotguns and brandishing rifles lay in ambush at the foot of one of the mountains adjacent to a mining area in Marange where illegal miners hid after dodging details on patrol to gain adventurous access to the Chiadzwa diamond fields

Counting the cost of Zimbabwe s blood diamonds World

Gemstone finds in the country s wild east have brought spies and paranoia and turned Mutare into frontier town

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4 Mar 2016 Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe accuses foreign mining Last month companies operating in the Marange diamond fields were nbsp

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Chamber of Mines Zimbabwe panies operating in zimbabwe mining industry The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe COMZ is a private sector voluntary organization established in 1939 by an Act of

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12 Dec 2012 The Marange diamond story has been one sad episode after another Three of the four companies mining diamonds in Marange are joint

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12 Dec 2012 The Marange diamond story has been one sad episode after another Three of the four companies mining diamonds in Marange are joint nbsp

Robert Mugabe to nationalise Zimbabwe 39 s diamond

3 Mar 2016 Mugabe made his comments a week after the ministry of mines ordered all mining companies to halt work and leave the Marange fields saying

Marange diamonds lose global shine New Zimbabwe com

THE Marange fields consist of widespread alluvial mining where diamonds have been deposited on the earth s surface and can be easily collected with rather light mining equipment shovels sieves and even bare hands The mining at Marange contrasts with the worlds other large scale diamond

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3 Mar 2016 quot Companies that have been mining diamonds have robbed us of our wealth that is The largest diamond mine in Marange Mbada Diamonds nbsp

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