Rights group, Partnership Africa Canada, says the Kimberley Process is failing due to a lack of accountability over illegal diamonds. The Kimberley Process was set up in 2003 after civil wars in Angola, Sierra Leone and Liberia were largely financed by illicit diamonds. Before its implementation, conflict diamonds made up about 15% of the world market. Although that number has dropped considerably, millions of carats of stones remain untraceable. Partnership Africa Canada, in a recent report, highlights diamonds from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where millions of people have died in an ongoing regional war.Read more: Reuters, PAC Web
While we have your attention...
An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money - though not nearly as much as its absence.
Every article, every day, is our contribution to Defending Truth in South Africa. If you would like to join us on this mission, you could do much worse than support Daily Maverick's quest by becoming a Maverick Insider.
Click here to become a Maverick Insider and get a closer look at the Truth.
Adolf Hitler was the first European leader to ban human zoos.