Sunday, 14th August 2022


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Military reform urgently needed in DRC

The international community and Congolese government must urgently agree upon a new deal to reform the Congolese military, according to a new report by 13 leading international and Congolese civil society groups.
The report argues that the lack of political will to reform the security sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) risks not…

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Mugabe’s departure unlikely to change diamond mining in Marange

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe (88) whose health was again a subject of much speculation in the past week arrived home from Asia on Thursday morning looking "fit as a fiddle".
Mugabe had left Harare on March 31 for an Easter break as well as to "supervise" post graduate studies for his daughter Bona, 22, in Hong Kong, his aides said.

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CSR: De Beers gets praise were ALROSA faced a backlash

The idea of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) encourages companies to have a positive impact - through their activities - on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere who may also be considered as stakeholders.
Mining firms do often concentrate on environmental issues given the…

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Mugabe’s health scare goes viral

Rumour had been eddying around that Zimbabwe’s 88 year old President Robert Mugabe was fighting for his life in Singapore.
Some extreme reports even suggested that the country’s strong man had died.
Mugabe - whose health had been a subject of much guessing - left the southern African country on March 31 on what was described as a "private visit"…

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Zim’s silence over ‘new’ diamond discovery worrying – Maguwu

Zimbabwe’s Marange diamonds have of late emerged popular with Indian buyers as they were being sold at very low prices compared to what De Beers and Alrosa among other miners were offering.
Media reports say buyers in the populous Asian country were “sidestepping” low quality goods provided by the global diamond giants in favour of the Marange…

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